Author Bio & Stories

  • In which a young writer talks to Troy Vincent about best business practices and exorcises a decade-old memory of Peter King attempting to bigfoot said young writer while wearing inappropriate footwear.

  • Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Sam Hinkie's Endless And Semi-Sadistic Rebuilding Of The 76ers And Love The Process.

  • March 19, 2014
    Big As Life

    For all the recent nostalgia over the dearly departed Reagan-era Big East, all it takes is a trip to Madison Square Garden to confirm that the conference is still here, and still more or less itself.

  • October 29, 2013
    I Was Kelly Leak

    Acting out, getting left behind and winding up too big for Little League is no way to go through life. A personal history from the rugged baseball diamonds of Billings, Montana, haunted by the baddest of the Bad News Bears.

  • David Wright is still young and still great, and has a lot of baseball left in his career. This is good news for Mets fans, but Wright's modest, half-goofy greatness already defines his team, in the best possible way.

  • June 14, 2013
    Fo' Fo' Fo' At Thirty

    The Philadelphia 76ers only won one title with Julius Erving and Moses Malone on the team. In retrospect, it was enough. An excerpt from The Classical Magazine Vol. 2: Get Buckets

  • How do teams wind up getting tarred with goofy, meme-ish Defining Things in the way the Mets have been with Bobby Bonilla's LOL Contract? Laziness helps a lot, but that's not quite the whole story.

  • The Carrier Dome hosted its last Big East game on Wednesday night, and Syracuse quite fittingly won big. Syracuse will move to the ACC next year, and while the giant pillow-topped dome is not going anywhere, things won't be the same for one of college basketball's best and weirdest venues. Which is fine, because the Carrier Dome isn't really like anyplace else.

  • February 25, 2013
    The Lunardi Problem

    There's nothing wrong with some idle speculation on the NCAA Tournament, especially as March approaches. But a little bit less of ESPN Bracketologist-in-chief Joe Lunardi, and the silly, over-certain pseudoscience he sells, might do us all some good.

  • There are several good-enough reasons to root for Jae Crowder, the extravagantly be-dreaded rookie wing on the Dallas Mavericks. But what he might wind up being, and on some nights legitimately appears already to be, is currently a better reason to watch than anything Crowder actually is.