Topic: History Lessons

March 5, 2014

In 1965, Juan Marichal attacked John Roseboro with a baseball bat at Candlestick Park. The photo is iconic, and still horrifying. The story behind it is less well-known.

April 8, 2013

How some smart coaching and basketball's first jumpshot helped the University of Wyoming's basketball team beat everybody that mattered in college basketball, create the game we know today, and deliver a little bit of happiness in the middle of a World War.

January 23, 2013

The Baseball Hall of Fame has plenty of problems as we saw earlier this month. But the fact that Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is in it certainly counts as one, and says a lot about those other problems.

October 8, 2012

We know the fumble: what it is, what it does, why to fear it. But, still, no one has quite figured out football's oldest and most serious on-field sin. The fumblers, as the proverbs say, are always with us.

June 26, 2012

In 1963, Merry Lepper became the first woman ever to finish a marathon. But first the marathon had to get ready for her. An excerpt from Marathon Crasher, by David Davis.

April 30, 2012

This is Bernard “Ben” Schadler, retired professional basketball player, three-sport college letterman at Northwestern University, and for all intents and purposes, sometimes my roommate.