Author Bio & Stories

  • July 8, 2015
    An Ending in Galicia

    Celta Vigo are a smallish club in Northwest Spain who have played some of La Liga's bravest, prettiest soccer. They are also not long for this world.

  • There was nothing more that LeBron James could have done, in these last NBA Finals, but do his job to his utmost. In this sense, and maybe only this one, he's a lot like everyone else.

  • 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?