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The diversionary power of sports

The healing power of sports is sometimes overblown, but it can also be the distraction we really need. Story

Updated: October 13, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

When my buddy Doug invited me to a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign recently, I jumped at the chance to go. After weeks of enduring what some are referring to as "football" at the Big House and Ford Field, not being in Michigan over a fall weekend was a welcome change.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the country, and its annual dinners tend to draw some of the biggest names in politics, business and ...

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