Rafael Nadal

A tennis fan's futile attempt to stay uninformed

A word to those who have grown weary of the 24-hour news cycle, the blowhard TV pundits and the never-ending stream of political debate and current event analysis:

Stay away from McDonald's.

I discovered this as I attempted to, for three measly hours, free myself of any BREAKING NEWS, SPECIAL REPORTS and follow-ups to stories only WE have been following, and anything containing EXCLUSIVE DETAILS. The reason?

I wanted to watch the Australian Open men's tennis final, an epic duel between legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on my DVR after the match had been completed. Without already knowing who won. SPOILER ALERT! Federer won. It wasn't necessary to say that phrase, as...