Sports is about the only beat I miss from my newspaper days. Like it's entertainment counterpart, sports exists to be seen, and I was never haunted by the ambivalence or nagging sense of predation that sometimes vexed me when covering hard news.

The color, the settings, the action, drama, excitement, humor, and interplay of men and women at the peak of their physical skills, or just having fun, all come together in a way that challenged and excited me as much as any subject I've had a swing at.