Right Field

Robert Griffin III’s ‘Good Parents’ and ‘Good Coaches’

Here’s a nice write-up of Robert Griffin III after the Redskins beat the Cowboys in week 12, via Cedric Golden at the Austin American-Statesman:

The term “too good to be true” comes to mind when thinking about Robert Griffin III. We all watched the Redskins’ rookie star torch the Dallas Cowboys, but his postgame interview made a far more positive impression than anything he did on the field on Thanksgiving.

Since Griffin was playing his first professional game in Texas, it wasn’t a surprise to see Jerry Hill and Heath Nielsen of Baylor’s sports information department and the Waco Tribune-Herald’s Baylor beat writer, John Werner, on hand for the game.

Hill asked Griffin about the drive that sealed the game. He gave a professional answer, winked at Hill and said, “It’s good to see you.”

Griffin is one of the kids who make you appreciate good parents and good coaches. He’s always been respectful to those around him, and unlike some athletes I have been around, he has never big-timed a reporter.

If Griffin suffered a career-ending injury next week, I wouldn’t worry one bit about him because he’s from good stock. He’s one of those kids who will be a huge success in whatever profession he chooses once his playing career is over.

Most Popular

Liberalism as Faith

The British philosopher John Gray is not someone to shy away from ‘difficult’ topics. If you are looking for a provocative long read this weekend, his new article in the Times Literary Supplement ought to be a contender. I didn’t agree with all of it (for example, I would argue that the supposedly ... Read More
Culture

Our Cultural Crisis: A Kirkian Response

Editors’ note: The following article is adapted from a speech the author delivered at the Heritage Foundation on March 14, 2018. Few would dispute that we are in the middle of a grave cultural crisis. A despairing conservative critic wrote: “We are on the road to cultural disaster.” He placed the ... Read More
Politics & Policy

An Enduring Error

Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared in City Journal. It is reprinted here with permission. Fifty-one years ago, in July 1967, in response to an explosion of rioting in poor black urban neighborhoods around the United States, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the National Advisory ... Read More
Culture

The Mournful, Magnificent Sally Mann

‘Does the earth remember?" The infinitely gifted photographer Sally Mann asks this question in the catalogue of her great retrospective at the National Gallery in Washington. On view there is her series of Civil War battlefield landscapes, among the most ravishing works of art from the early 2000s. Once sites ... Read More