Topic: Conversations

November 29, 2012

Stymie started with a simple, good idea from founding editor Eric Smetana: smart sports storytelling in a variety of different styles. From that good idea has come a consistently good literary magazine focused on exploring sports through the lenses of fiction and poetry. 

November 13, 2012

A conversation with the novelist Inman Majors, scion of one of Tennessee's greatest football families and author of Love's Winning Plays, an alternately affectionate and savage satire of college football, college football culture, and grown men who wear golf visors at night.

October 29, 2012

Talking to the libertarian activist who's currently among the NFL's most wanted streamers. "There's no way to take anything down since I'm not saying it myself. I'm still not sure how it's illegal to post a link to a website you don't own that has copyrighted material."

October 10, 2012

The playoffs are here, which means Bronson Arroyo's singing face, a few extra between-cigarette cigarettes for Jim Leyland, and the freaking Cardinals and Yankees. It's a good thing. Let's talk about it.

September 27, 2012

Keith Hernandez is many things: one of the better first basemen of his era, one of the better Seinfeld guest stars of any era, and an American original. First and foremost, though, Hernandez is a mustachioed man. Or was: before Thursday's game against the Mets, Hernandez shaved his mustache in front of CitiField, for charity. SNY's Ted Berg was there.

September 20, 2012

There are memes, and then there are memes. While anyone can put some LOLCAT letters over a picture of an athlete or fuming coach, only Brandon Freeberg was astute enough to recognize just how much photos of Jay Cutler can be improved—can in fact be perfected—by a Photoshopped-in cigarette dangling off his frowny mug.

September 18, 2012

Back in July, Blank On Blank was one of our favorite Kickstarter campaigns. Today, they're already doing great stuff, starting with this lost interview from 1966 between heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali and some very ambitious high school students from Winnetka, Illinois.

August 25, 2012

There are big trades, and then there is the total team transplant that the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off late Friday night. The multi-star, multi-multi-million dollar deal is not quite official yet, but Yakkin' About Baseball isn't quite worried about that, quite.

August 22, 2012

For two years, Norman Einstein's Sports and Rocket Science Monthly was one of the best things on the internet, both for people looking for smart, unhurried sportswriting and in general. Einstein has been laying low since 2011, but a recent Kickstarter campaign for the Normanthology, a collection of the site's best work, has brought Norman back to life. We talked to founding editor Cian O'Day and frequent contributor Graydon Gordian about the rebirth.

August 8, 2012

Matt Stairs is a globe-trotting super-assassin, Pat Mahomes biography is a tough sell, Josh Reddick wants to fight you at the nu-metal show, Marlins management is wearing linen and getting handsy. All is more or less normal.