Author Bio & Stories

  • July 11, 2012
    The Bell-Lappers

    Long before Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose were the toasts of their towns, Six-Day Racers were the talk of Madison Square Garden and the Chicago Coliseum. Explore a world of hot crowds, intense competitors and splinters in places nobody wants them. 

  • March 8, 2012
    Science Bureau IV

    In the latest installment, our resident experts bring you the latest on frozen drinks, urine integrity, and how to take advantage of other people's positive thinking in March Madness brackets. 

  • The big news last week before the MLS’s Chicago Fire flew south to Florida to begin their winter training camp was not a star player signing, or a new coach, or an addition to their Toyota Park home. On Tuesday, it was revealed that The Quaker Oats Company (a tentacle of PepsiCo) would pay the Fire at least $7.5 million to place their name and Quaker Larry’s smug face across the chests of their players for the next three years.

  • January 18, 2012
    The Science Bureau Returns

    Messrs Mitchum and Lawyerindianchief tour the wide world of sports science.

  • December 14, 2011
    Most Stated Dental Injury

    Messrs Mitchum and Lawyerindianchief tour the wide world of sports science and report back with findings from SLEEP (the official publication of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC) and the hot November issue of Dental Traumatology.

  • November 16, 2011
    Science Bureau: The Pilot

    Every couple weeks in the Science Bureau, licensed scienticians Dr. Lawyer Indian Chief and Rob Mitchum will excavate the most interesting findings from this deep quarry, reporting on what the scientific method can reveal about the world of sports beyond the naked eye.

  • November 9, 2011
    Dice & Boards

    The game that decided baseball’s 2011 season had it all: a see-saw slugfest that inevitably led to a 9th-inning blown save; a starting ace coming out of the bullpen for extra-inning heroics; a crucial defensive error setting up the series-winning run. And that’s how the Far Mountain Redhawks became the first team to come back from a 3-1 series deficit to win the championship, celebrating in front of nearly 12,000 stunned Ozarka Naturals fans at Ellie Ewing Stadium.