But then I run across chewy morsels in the sports columns, as I did today. And I realize, again, that writers in that entertainment genre sometimes have leeway to inject social commentary where it is little expected in a setting where it may not be appreciated by either its subjects or the audience.
Item: here's a nugget that Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback and Sports Illustrated dropped in between NFL playoff speculation and an interview with running back Adrian Peterson:
Item: and here's Gregg Easterbrook, straying from the foibles and follies of coaches to school pompous academics and authorities about what's coming at them.
Sometimes sport writers can show us ourselves at least as well as more conventionally authoritative journalists.