Political, hoop summits converge in Moscow

Updated: May 13, 2005, 5:23 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

• Chad's blog: Read dispatches from Moscow all weekend.

MOSCOW, Russia – We all have irrational fears about things and places.

My grandparents, brought up in the throes of World War II, still fear all things German and Japanese.

My parents still scold me when I eat out at a Vietnamese restaurant.

My kids, force fed a steady diet of violence in the Muslim world, would rather take a swim in a shark tank than step foot inside Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia.

Me, I grew ...

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