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Tiger Woods: Return at the Masters is the Right Thing

By Mike Lieberman On March - 16 - 2010
Author's Note: This article was written Monday night, hours before Tiger made it known that he would in fact make the Masters his first event of the season. The piece is an argument as to why he MAY choose to do so, and not an explanation as to why he DID. Thank you for reading. Ever since Tiger Woods announced his indefinite leave from golf on Dece. 11, the single biggest question hanging over him and all of golf has been: When will Tiger return? If Tiger is bold, confident, and savvy, there’s only one answer to this question: The Masters. Before I ...

Italian Soccer: Crackdown on Blasphemy, A Policy in Vain

By Mike Lieberman On March - 6 - 2010
“Oh God!” The phrase can mean a lot of things in the context of a sporting event: Exasperation after a bad play, disagreement with an official’s call, or merely a casual request for divine intervention. Utter those words on the pitch in an Italian professional soccer match, though, and you might get more than you bargained for. Like a red card and a subsequent one-game suspension. Italian soccer officials recently concluded that blasphemous outbursts fall under the umbrella of “offensive, insulting or abusive language” and, therefore, should be penalized with an ejection and suspension. That’s right, make a comment ...

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