Thursday, August 6, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, August 6, 2020 -- "8.1 Seconds"

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"From the moment Kenley Jansen started his motion, to the moment Will Smith swept a tag onto the back of Trent Grisham, the clock ticked 8.1 seconds. That’s a few sneezes. It’s the time it takes to remember where you left your water bottle. It’s the time it takes to have a fleeting thought about that one ex who never quite left your mind.

"It’s the time it takes to remind you that this is the greatest sport ever invented."