Gregg Gethard is a writer who lives in Philadelphia and also co-hosts The Holding Court Podcast, which only sort of talks about basketball. He can be followed on twitter @holdingcourtpod.
Darren Young is the first openly gay wrestler in the long, checkered history of WWE. And because Darren Young works for WWE, what his courageous decision will mean for him and his career depends on how WWE decides that story plays.
NASCAR isn't the juggernaut that it was a decade ago, or the outlaw regional entertainment it was a couple decades before that. What it is, though, is something of an open question. A weekend at the races with Kyle Busch and the fans who love and hate him answers a few questions, and raises some others. A preview from Classical Magazine Issue 4, Being There.
La Salle University's basketball program has had its happy moments, but very few over the last two decades. After storming from the play-in game to the Sweet 16, this most family-oriented of March Madness underdogs is having one now, and sharing it widely.
Pro wrestling demands an unusual suspension of disbelief, but Efedding—online, role-playing virtual wrestling—requires something more profound of the people who are obsessed with it: actual, total belief in the wrestlers and rivalries that they've collaborated in making up.
Imagine if there was a sport at which the United States should be the best in the world, but instead of being the best in the world, they lose (routinely) to Greenland. Welcome, friends, to the world of team handball.