Read of the Weekend: Game-Time Decisions

Is fairness really the most important consideration in sports? Stop before you answer; because in America’s most popular sports, the fetishization of fairness has led to the incessant intrusion of technology, into the pauses for which advertising flows like leeches to blood. “This must not happen…the timescale of soccer, where there’s only one clock stoppage and only one cut away from the action during the entire game, generally feels like the timescale of paradise.” (Brian Phillips/The Run of Play)

(Image: Harold Lloyd, still from Safety Last. Image credit: janesdead/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.)

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