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Katharine Rust

Entries by Katharine Rust

The Boston Marathon: One Runnegade's Memory

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 1:27 PM

Eight years ago I ran the Boston Marathon. I didn't qualify, nor did I run for a charity. In fact, my only motivation was the prospect of being able to eat an entire pizza once the run was finished -- a feat I'd heard a friend of a friend had...

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The Only Case for Video Replay

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 9:02 AM

If you haven't heard, Armando Galarraga was robbed Wednesday night. His chance to pitch a game to perfection (i.e. without any hits) was taken from him in a controversial call by first base umpire, Jim Joyce. In the world of baseball, where such a feat has only been...

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NBC, Comcast and the Potential Take-Down of ESPN

(20) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 3:51 PM

Whatever you think about the pending NBC-Comcast merger, there's a story brewing within the confines of the deal that has the potential to change the world as we know it. Well, the world of sports at least. As the New York Times reported Tuesday, Comcast is looking to have...

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The Problem With Carrie Prejean and Homophobia

(30) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 1:15 PM

I tend to stay away from arguments for the gay marriage ban based on religious beliefs because I think those who make them have a point. In their interpretation of a 2000+-year-old set of mores set down and rewritten and re-interpreted and re-interpreted and re-written and re-written again, there is...

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