Over the last few years, with the Vietnam War fading into history and the military draft a thing of the past, the relationship between the general population of the United States and the U.S. Military has changed considerably.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins seems like a really nice man, but he is horrendous when it comes to managing a baseball team. He might be worse at this job than either Willie Randolph or Jerry Manuel were on their worst days.
NASA gave us Tang, the Navy gave us Velcro and professional sports is creating a steady stream of sophisticated training equipment and an enormous body of fitness knowledge that average Joe's and Jane's can tap into as we work on "minimizing the gap" between our potential and our actual.
Conventional wisdom predicts that 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will adhere to his father's use of sports as a key foreign, defense and security policy tool to embed Qatar in the international community.