Author Bio & Stories

  • November 14, 2014
    Nolito: Adrift And Alight

    Why do we expect the athletes we care about to care about different things than we do?

  • Being a sports fan is a passive thing, and can be a frustrating one. But it shouldn't make us smaller, less happy and less generous than we'd otherwise be. So let's stop letting it do that.

  • May 6, 2013
    Proud of Ourselves

    Jason Collins' historic announcement has been received with happy shrugs and praise, which is a very good thing. But it's not the end of anything, not nearly, and we shouldn't be too satisfied with this admittedly satisfying reception.

  • It's comforting to see ESPN's Colin Cowherd as a mutant, mainly because he acts like one. But he's also an incarnation of a whole horrible and highly successful way of thinking, talking, and yelling about sports. None of it is good, but the last bit's worse.

  • Cavaliers fans have, out of necessity, a strange relationship with Anderson Varejao. He plays hard, weirdly and reliably well, which makes him fun to watch. But the better he plays, the more appealing a trade piece he becomes for a team that's still rebuilding. How can fans love a player so much and spend so much time thinking about trading him?