Viking Maul Ball On The Orkney Islands

Occasionally, we'll select stories - old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime - that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: An examination of "The Ba'," a primal form of mass rugby and a male rite of passage that erupts every Christmas in Kirkwall, a town on the rugged Orkney… » 5/12/11 2:25pm 5/12/11 2:25pm