Topic: Giants

March 21, 2013

Sim Bhullar is 20 years old, 7-5, 355 pounds and plays with a unique and persistent sleepiness. He is maybe the weirdest and certainly one of the most bizarrely watchable players in the NCAA Tournament. In short, he's someone worth talking about.

August 13, 2012

In a world filled with larger than life characters, "The Big Show" Paul Wight looms largest. But he's okay with that. And that's a lot more than most people his size can say. 

January 31, 2012

For as long as Elisha Nelson Manning has been a starting quarterback in the NFL, it has been a source of comfort and grace to me that he’s not very good at being a starting quarterback in the NFL. This isn’t because I have any particular beef with Eli Manning as a vessel for football talent or even his general project of looking like a mutant fifteen-year-old. I find his shy-unto-sullen frat-dude thing vaguely endearing, for reasons I don’t understand. When Eli got a ring in 2007, that was mostly hilarious, because I’m not a Patriots fan, and because the Helmet Catch was first-rate sports melodrama.

November 11, 2011

Tim Lincecum's father was a former minor league pitcher and Boeing engineer, who had developed his son’s unorthodox throwing motion according to aerodynamic principles. Although I didn’t know it at the time, this was completely false. But it was still a good story.