Author Bio & Stories

  • Many of the fans at Euro 2012 are there to cheer for players wearing the uniforms of their home country. But for those who found themselves in the Ukraine without any nationalism-related rooting interest, the Euros offered a unique and frankly kind of weird opportunity to try different national soccer identities on for size.

  • June 20, 2012
    Johnny, Being Johnny

    Johnny Damon has had a pretty great run as a big leaguer, but the erstwhile idiot seems to be near the end of his big league road as he struggles upwards towards the Mendoza Line in Cleveland. Which leaves him... where, exactly?

  • A quarterly catch-up with the multi-talented, multi-dimensional, multi-sport Noah Davises currently making moves on the court, the diamond, and as eccentric neighbor Victor Valasco in a local production of "Barefoot In The Park."

  • The NBA's best teams are, unsurprisingly, the best at executing out of timeouts. But given that offensive sets after timeouts are probably the most coach-dictated part of the NBA, what were Vinny Del Negro's Clippers doing among the NBA's most effective post-timeout teams?

  • April 13, 2012
    Cold-Blooded Old Timers

    Old-timers' games aren't traditionally the place to find heated competition. But this weekend's Legends Challenge benefit game between the United States and Mexico isn't your average old-timer's game—mostly because, even for players who have been off the field for a decade or more, this isn't your average rivalry.

  • The Jurgen Klinsmann Administration did not get off to a great start with the U.S. U-23 team bombing in the Olympic qualifiers. But given the man in charge of the program—and the considerable talent at his disposal—it seems safe to say that we haven't seen the last, or the best, of this team.

  • In which a Google Alert induces admiration and a decent amount of envy at the athletic and time-traveling prowess of Noah Davis, in a person named Noah Davis.

  • March 9, 2012
    Two Guards

    Three years after splitting New York State Player of the Year honors and squaring off in a telling prep hoops duel, Lance Stephenson and Brandon Triche are in different places in their basketball lives—and right where they're supposed to be.

  • March 2, 2012
    Fairway of Dreams

    David G. Bronner found the perfect way to secure the Alabama state pension fund system: a golf course to attract retirees. If you build it, they will come!  Enter legendary octogenarian Robert Trent Jones. 

  • February 6, 2012
    Synthetic Supernatural

    On the nicest day between February 3 and 8, eighteen of the world's best snowboarders will ride a 2,000-vertical-foot manmade course at Baldface Lodge in Nelson, British Columbia. Snowboarding superstar Shaun White will not be among them.