In case you missed it, the Tuesday Morning Quarterback return to ESPN.com today. TMQ (a.k.a. Gregg Easterbrook) is a fantastic columnist. This is, without a doubt, one of the most insightful columns in sports today. Even if you’re not into American football, there’s plenty of cultural commentary to enjoy in this installment, including:
- TMQ’s complaint about The Sopranos series as a whole.
- TMQ’s quibbles on the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Note: in past articles, it’s been proven that TMQ is a Potter fan. He’s even gone so far a naming a couple of coaches Lord Voldemort and Dobby the Elf.) He also has some insights into small snippets of Biblical literature that have been snuck into the novel.
- TMQ’s criticism of the long-winded European Constitution, and actually some praise for the endeavour known as the European Union.
- The increasingly inappopropriate title of the Sports Illustrated “swimsuit” issue.
Also, if you can’t get enough of Potter-mania, fantasy/sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card has a nice review of the Deathly Hallows novel over at hatrack.com. He also has a fairly decent argument on why the Harry Potter series will be a future classic in children’s literature.