Win or lose. You make it or you don’t. The best players play.
In an increasingly impressionistic world, that black letter clarity remains much of sports’ attraction. Fans want to believe in a sports and entertainment world full of two-dimensional situations and people.
And, then, that 2-D world gets popped into a 3-D figure with depth when an athlete behaves like, you know, a human being and not the fairy tale role model he never should’ve been asked to be. Take the still unfolding case of the late Steve LaTreal McNair, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and 2003 NFL co-MVP shot to death with Sahel Kazemi in Nashville this weekend.