Author Bio & Stories

  • In The Paint, an exhibition of basketball art produced by a lively, supportive community of artists, was supposed to open in Cambridge on Friday. With the city locked down and in fear, that's currently in doubt. But whenever it opens, In The Paint will be a good thing, and a reminder of some other good things in turn.

  • Joe Karas works in a laboratory in Boston and doesn't watch much college basketball. But he knew enough to dominate this year's Classical Bracket Achievers contest. Get to know your college hoops overlord.

  • A lot of people were happy when Louisville won the NCAA Championship on Monday night. Some of those people presumably had some drinks to celebrate. Papa John Schnatter was one of them.

  • April 9, 2013
    The Jeremy Lin Book Club

    A little over a year after it took over New York and induced a month-long high-five orgy, we're still trying to figure out Linsanity. Robert Silverman and Jim Cavan, two of the authors of the new book "We'll Always Have Linsanity," may not quite have figured it out, but they did enjoy themselves (and learn some stuff) in the process of looking back.

  • Michael Brendan Dougherty has written about politics for a long time. Long enough that he's now decided he'd rather get up at 4am every day to write about baseball.

  • It's Opening Day: a day to summon hope where possible and delusion where necessary, bust on Shane Victorino out of reflex, and try not to make eye contact with the Arizona Diamondbacks. A hugely digressive and mostly useless season preview, in dialogue form.

  • The very term "Cinderella Team" is a reminder of the cinematic aspect that's inherent to NCAA Tournament upstarts. But in the case of Florida Gulf Coast University, an epic upstart with a beachfront location, casting the movie adaptation is almost too easy. The hard part is traveling back in time to 1985 to make it.

  • In loving memory of the strange, short-lived ghost Twitter feed of supremely opinionated CBS Sports basketball commentator Doug Gottlieb. File under: MAJOR SCOOPS.

  • There's no real reason why the dolphin in the Miami Dolphins logo needed to be wearing a football helmet. But that doesn't mean there's a reason for the Dolphins' new logo to take that helmet off. Will no one think of the aquatic mammals?

  • Sim Bhullar is 20 years old, 7-5, 355 pounds and plays with a unique and persistent sleepiness. He is maybe the weirdest and certainly one of the most bizarrely watchable players in the NCAA Tournament. In short, he's someone worth talking about.