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The Scope of Our Lives

The Scope of Our Lives

Whether we realize it or not, we tend to measure the scope of our lives in events. Sometimes, these events are seemingly disconnected, held together by the common thread of their sheer historical gravity: my grandfather fought in World War II, was around when the Stock Market crashed, experienced the cultural gut-punch of integration in […]

Where Power Gets You, Part II

Where Power Gets You, Part II

Truly, these combat sport-related columns can get to the point where they resemble a Russian nesting doll. By the time I’m done writing this — never mind by the time it gets posted and printed — there will have been two more fights with serious intellectual- and industry-related implications. In boxing, 42-year-old Tony Thompson (whose […]

Where Power Gets You

Where Power Gets You

A lot happened over this past weekend in the world of combat sports: uber-prospect Deontay Wilder — though it gets to feel a little more disingenuous calling him a “prospect” after his roughly 156th straight first-round KO victory — knocked out Malik Scott in the very first frame, setting himself up for a shot at […]