Topic: Journalism

March 26, 2015

Part of writing about sports is asking questions of people who don't necessarily want to answer them. It's not fun for anyone, but it's worth doing. So: what questions are worth asking?

February 13, 2014

In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.

September 23, 2013

High school sports are, at least in a few parts of the country, a big deal. But what makes them great has more to do with how small and human-scale and warts-and-all beautiful they remain.

May 24, 2013

How do teams wind up getting tarred with goofy, meme-ish Defining Things in the way the Mets have been with Bobby Bonilla's LOL Contract? Laziness helps a lot, but that's not quite the whole story.

March 4, 2013

In tribute to the huffy but unassailable nihilism of Bleacher Report co-founder Bryan Goldberg's open letter to the haters, we offer a slideshow of that email's proudest moments, with appropriate images.

January 17, 2013

The Deadspin story that unraveled the tale of Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend was a great piece of journalism. The story itself is a wild one, and pretty great in its own right. So why does the whole thing feel so bad?

October 5, 2012

MMA fighter Brett Rogers beat his wife in front of his kids, which is awful. He also had the strange, nauseating gall to try to spin the experience into a redemption narrative, which is also awful. The least that anyone writing about him can do is not help him out.

August 16, 2012

After 44 years with the Boston Globe, Bob Ryan is retiring from the sports column business. He's leaving in good health and good shape; the job itself, though, is kind of hurting, and will miss him mightily.

March 30, 2012

Sometimes I have silly conversations with NBA players. These leftovers have no home in #JOURNALISM, but are far too important to go undocumented. There's more to basketball than basketball. This is for that.

January 17, 2012

Sports coverage can annoy, but it has a baseline—the games every fan cares about—against which we can judge the mountains of bullshit. Political reporting, sadly, has no clear bottom.