Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war.

From Federer as Religious Experience, by David Foster Wallace, which I would like to dedicate, posthumously, to DFW and my friend Dudley Doust.

P.S. Dept. of You-Couldn't-Make-It-Up: DFW gave us the Year of Depends Adult Undergarments. Now Dubai gives us the Anything-you-want-with-any-name-you-want. Thanks, Tom.

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