Why we try and fail to find transcendent athletes
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The new sports documentary ‘In Search of Greatness’ talks to Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice, and rages against the sports machine. In the words of the director, Gabe Polsky, “In Search of Greatness” is less of a film and “more of a journey.” An expedition to the heart of the “enigmatic nature of greatness, and how it can be cultivated and ultimately defined.”

But Polsky is not really interested in finding an answer to the question of greatness. Instead, he wants to show how our current...

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