Thursday, April 27, 2006
Rick Reilly's column in Sports Illustrated this week is among the most execrably written that he has produced (which is saying something -- there may not be a more overrated sportswriter alive today). It also happens to be perhaps his most important. For in it he pushes the idea of providing mosquito nets in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of people die every year in Africa from malaria, a largely preventable disease for which mosquito nets are a secure first line of defense. Please consider donating to the United Nations Foundation campaign against malaria. Say what you will about the UN -- I sure have -- this is their bread and butter. This is what they are generally good at. This justifies the organization's existence. This saves lives.