Excerpt from Measuring “Great”


When my daughter was little, she would crawl up beside me when I was watching sports and proclaim, “So, you’re watching more football!” It didn’t matter what the sport was, she always said the same thing. To her all sports were the same. They were all “football.”

But all sports are not football. Football rules, plays, and scoring are not to be used for other sports (except maybe golf which would, arguably, make it far better). If we did use football rules for say, basketball, it would do harm to the integrity of the sport.