Sports Column: The case for silence

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR There’s a good reason why Mozart is never selected to supplement an NBA Playoffs commercial. The construct of any high-profile sporting event often hinges on hype, on lowered lights and booming voices, pyrotechnics and ankle-breaking maneuverability.…

Sports Column: Just go through Him

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR New men’s tennis conditioning coach John Chatlak has a no-nonsense strategy for your next putaway volley. “Just go through him.” Really, the strategy is a widely-employed one, manifested in most mainstream sports, largely for the purpose…

The Undance Gene

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR I’ve never been able to dance. It’s a wonder that I have retained any of the friends who have witnessed my sorry excuses for dance moves up to this point. What ego that still remains after…

If I have not love

JOHN GALLAGHER SPORTS EDITOR Statistics are conditional. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.…