notes on government, sports and popular culture
......John Feinstein sells out to the man.......N.Y. Times review
of Next Man Up
, Feinstein's chronicle of the 2004 Baltimore Ravens:
"Feinstein's willingness to see things the way management does may be inevitable. As we grow older, we tend to identify with our peers, and Feinstein's peers nowadays are the people running the teams rather than the ones playing for them. This is not that different from the evolution of another Washington Post writer, Bob Woodward, who began his career knocking on the doors of secretaries and now talks directly to presidents and cabinet officials — and conveys their version of events (empathetically, of course)."
Would that be the case if Art Modell still owned the Ravens?