Olympic Con Games

Olympic Con GamesThe Olympics are a traveling grift that seem to get worse every time they’re held. I’m glad we made a stink in Boston and forced Boston2024 to drop its bid, even if it sank my chances of seeing Ann Romney’s horse prance around in my neighborhood.

I’m more ambivalent towards sports doping. Sure, it’s bad, but it only affects the integrity of “amateur” sports, not the real lives of the people who get displaced by the games and the I.O.C.’s ridiculous whims.

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America’s Top Sports Cop

America's Top Sports CopLike most Americans, my interest in soccer peaked with youth soccer (Go BYSA!) and only returns during the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments. But anyone with a passing interest in the game can tell FIFA is terribly corrupt.

Last week’s FIFA arrests were surprising and long overdue. Awarding the 2022 World Cup to the sweltering desert nation of Qatar was more than a bad idea, it’s been deadly for the workers tasked with building the infrastructure for the games. It’s a shame corrupt banks aren’t subjected to anywhere near the same level of scrutiny as corrupt sports leagues.

Read the comic at The New York Times.