As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
-- Journalist H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Sun, July 26, 1920
Wednesday was a day when we weren't primarily sports columnists or sports fans, or athletes, coaches, children, spouses or parents. We were Americans first.