We covered tennis earlier today. Here are a few notes on other sports:
Billiards on a big table. A bodiless game of spasmodic flailing and flying sod. A quote unquote sport.
On college recruiting
Ohio State flew him out to Columbus for such a weekend of ‘prospective orientation’ that when Orin got back he had to stay in bed for three days drinking Alka-Seltzer with an ice pack on his groin.
It was, pretty obviously, the start of football season. Crisp air, everything half-dead, burning leaves, hot chocolate, raccoon coats and halftime-twirling and something called the Wave. Crowds exponentially larger and more demonstrative than tennis-tournament crowds.
The murmurs in the bleachers were like a courtroom at an unpleasant revelation.