Saturday, May 17, 2008
New York Times Catches Up to the Undude, Finally
About 8 years after Undude's expose about the prevalence of ACL injuries in women's athletics, the New York Times finally recognizes the breadth and significance of the story and trots out its top sports feature writer Michael Sokolove to write the cover story about the subject in the best magazine in the world - the New York Times Sunday Magazine. In a story headlined "Hurt Girls," Sokolove talks about the body structure differences that lead to greater vulnerability for female athletes, the push for equality and its effects on the frequent occurence of injury, and the inevitably of the phenomenon continuing. Tis a great story, but not any better than Undude's.