Can sports bring us together as a nation? Don’t bet on it – Chicago Tribune

“Sometimes it’s not enough to change laws, you have to change hearts. And sports has a way of changing hearts.” — Barack Obama

What a nice thought. What bunk.

The times being what they are, and what they are unsettles the times, sports is here to take credit for being a place where, as a Supreme Court justice once mused, we can find people’s accomplishments.

Actually, Earl Warren was talking about sports pages versus front pages, a battle lost by both, as it turns out, to tweets, blogs and the attention span of fruit flies.

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