I opened the Wall Street Journal this morning to see Jared Diamond’s byline in the sports section! While the article is about mismatched teams, I immediately began having visions of sprawling articles and books about how small differences have allowed certain regions to dominate sports throughout the history of civilization.
Well, it wasn’t that Jared Diamond. Apparently, while fairly uncommon, there is another one. Here’s Sports Jared Diamond’s Twitter feed @jareddiamond. But Sports Jared: feel free to write about the collapse of various sports teams, the linguistic variation among basketball players, and grand theories of how diseases and crops have affected the popularity of soccer throughout the world.