Author Bio & Stories

  • In January of 1955, a then-fledgling Sports Illustrated sent William Faulkner to a Rangers/Canadiens game at the old Madison Square Garden. The resulting essay is brief, great, and exactly as Faulkner At A Hockey Game as you'd expect.

  • November 2, 2012
    Distance Running

    The New York City Marathon is off, which is as it should be. But that it came so close to being run with the city still devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy speaks to a number of daunting divisions and distances.

  • Metta World Peace takes another step forward in his acting career, starring opposite Jennie Garth in a Lifetime original film. Unfortunately for all involved, this particular step forward is also a step in the direction of monster-souled cable news persecutrix Nancy Grace. Be careful, everyone.

  • October 29, 2012
    Let's Call It A Rainout The Clog

    In anticipation of continuing to get worked over by Hurricane Sandy, and in the assumption that we're likely to be without power for at least some of Tuesday, we're going to power down until Wednesday, or whenever we're next able to power up. Be safe, all of youse.

  • Only two teams remain in the baseball season. Or, more accurately, two teams, an infinite number of likely Brian Wilson-related antics, and a near-infinite number of truck commercials and McCarver-puns. Which is a lot, actually.

  • As part of our (apparently) ongoing series on amazing old-ish videos of baseball people doing non-baseball things, here is Jim Leyland, in a white turtleneck, singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" very seriously and quite well.

  • There is no reason, really, to be running a four-year-old video of Michael Cuddyer blowing Denard Span's mind with a Spring Training magic trick. But there's no reason why not to run it, either, really.

  • How do the pros motivate? By watching harrowing YouTube videos of 1980s professional wrestlers breathing coke-y fire. Try it! You will probably not like it very much, but it will almost certainly scare the hell out of you.

  • The avage performance art that Philip Rivers' second half of football on Monday Night was, in its own horrible way, inspiring. At the very least, it inspired some admirably bold similes from Twitter's best and most wonderfully ridiculous minds as part of the #PhilipRiversExperience hashtag.

  • Talking to Tim Starks, champion boxing blogger and one of the people behind the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board, the newest and cleanest player on the over-populated boxing ranking scene, and the only non-profit handing out title belts in a decidedly for-profit game.