Academic journal article Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

This spring finds sports at the center of American culture and discourse, much as they have been for the last hundred or so years. As I write this, the news cycle is abuzz with alleged character issues surrounding the upcoming NFL Draft and the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout. Civil unrest continues in Baltimore, even as the Orioles play the White Sox inside an empty stadium. A subtext of violence--domestic, social, civil--seems to linger behind many of the big stories this year. The twenty-four hour corporatized news cycle has brought no shortage of pundits ready to adjudicate every point and misstep both on and off the field. As longtime readers know, Aethlon is dedicated to the deeper narratives of sport--the beauty and mystery of how we play, and how we sometimes fight and often fail. Not smaller stories, but somehow finer.

In Scott Winter's "Balkan Hustle," a tennis player struggles to build a national team in Kosovo with a girlfriend obsessed by American bank heist movies. In Cory Collins' "Safe at Home," a Dominican ballplayer realizes his dream of playing professional baseball in the United States, only to have the obligations of his past life trail him at every step. In Morgan Christie's "Fast," a Muslim runner turns to steroids as he fights to maintain a qualifying time while fasting for Ramadan. …

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