Topic: Fun

March 14, 2014

Get to know what is possibly the first tweet to challenge for a Best American Sporpswriting award.

February 4, 2014

Video games, or at least good ones like NBA2K14, are converging on something that very much resembles reality. How much fun that will be is an open question. A selection from the previous issue of The Classical Magazine, Play.

January 31, 2014

Baseball could use a Richard Sherman-type star and the noisy drama he'd bring. But even loosening up a little bit would be a nice start.

October 31, 2013

In which we reach the point in the NFL season where we can acknowledge that many/most of these teams are not fun to watch, and probably not having much fun themselves. And then push on, and make predictions anyway.

September 30, 2013

Help us answer an age-old debate (we're not embracing it, we promise) -- Which do we need more to survive as a culture: Football or Beer?

August 1, 2012

Welcome to Caldron Falls Bar and Grill, a place where the mud flows like wine and men can be men, ladies can be ladies, and hogs can be participants in wrestling matches. 

February 21, 2012

In June of this past year I decided to drive to a city that represented, for me, the end of fun. I can explain both this representation and my desire to visit by pointing vaguely in the direction of a certain book set in Peoria, which is not a novel and definitely not a memoir, but is, everyone agrees, about boredom. I had written one review of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King, and read a thousand others because they were everywhere. I also knew the state's seventh-largest city was only a few hours from Chicago. Summer was sluggish to begin, and for far too long I'd been frozen. I needed to see how it was to play in Peoria.

February 16, 2012

The dunk contest has given us its share of iconic moments—some from Hall of Famers, some from role players. Each year, we tune in expecting to see history made. The secret? That was never really the point.