Author Bio & Stories

  • December 11, 2014
    Yakkin' About Jurgen

    A frank conversation on the TED Talk-y tendencies, general weirdness, and secret promise of the USMNT's weird and weirdly iconic coach.

  • Our national DeAndre Yedlin moment, MLS' status as the most undisputedly major league in world soccer, Andrew Farrell's tubby mastery, those times when DC United is Sunderland FC, and other important (domestic) soccer topics.

  • Does the ghost of Pablo Escobar still loom over Colombian cyclists? 

  • In 2011, Dirk Nowitzki gave everyone who cares about the NBA something they did not dare expect. He, and those Mavericks, gave some people even more than that. They needed it.

  • Michael Bradley might have been the best American player in European soccer. Instead, he decided to come home and play in the MLS. It's a big deal, for him and his league, even though the story's a long way from finished.

  • A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.

  • On Mike Mongtomery, and cultural differences, and a general decline in caring about things as reflected in a particular PAC-12 college basketball game. Also pizza.

  • It's easy, and not necessarily incorrect, to see the America's Cup as an unwitting self-satire on its vain, wealthy participants and the Bay Area they've made. But everything looks different from the water.

  • December 5, 2013
    Talkin' About Praxis

    Antonio Gramsci can tell us more about the slippery, difficult business of building a basketball team than you might expect. Although most of it is about what we -- and NBA general managers -- don't know.

  • October 21, 2013
    The Whole World On A Bike

    Cycling has been a defiantly, narrowly European sport for a long time. That's changing, as of course it would and should, thanks to a crop of promising new riders from South America and Africa. It's not at all clear how ready cycling is for that, but change is coming all the same.