Final AY

In The New York Times column by David Brooks entitled "Baseball or Soccer" (July 10, 2014), how does Brooks say soccer is more like life than baseball? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with Brooks that "people who think [they] are spending [their] days playing baseball" are fooling themselves? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"Soccer, Baseball, Hockey— What Sport is Most Like Life Itself?" by Michael Miner (July 18, 2014) The Bleader

"Baseball or Soccer —David Brooks Misunderstands Life" [Politics & Prosperity]

"The Ninety-Minute Anxiety Dream" by Simon Critchley (June 22, 2014) New York Review of Books

Finals should be e-mailed to me by Tuesday August 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM PST