Set in the future, Bryan Murphy’s short story, Linehan’s Trip is an experience in the seedy underbelly of sports, both professional international league and those smaller who wish to be a part of the main stream. Murphy’s short tale is a precursor to his novel Goodbye Padania. The story is both an eyewitness account of racism gone to the extreme, and a main character with enough power in the right places to make or break another’s dreams of international play utilizing his own judgment.
King Salman greeted Donald Trump as he arrived in Saudi Arabia, a longtime U.S. ally, the birthplace of Islam and an important regional power. [Look closely at this photo. Donald Trump striding ahead of Milania, his wife, as usual, gives me the creeps. It shows a total lack of regard for his wife and his cluelessness.]