Topic: Palpable Anxiety

September 28, 2014

Every irritating thing you've heard about Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh's bunt-happy and resolutely ancient-school manager, is true. Here's how one Pirates fan figured out how to deal with it.

July 8, 2013

Marion Bartoli doesn't look or act much like the sort of tennis player who winds up being a Wimbledon Champion. All of which made her jittery, redemptive Wimbledon win that much more fun to watch.

November 29, 2012

We watch NBA basketball for the players, because the players are where the fun is. But in some rare cases, coaches are able to meld with their players in a way that enriches both. In Tom Thibodeau's case, it has created a team that functions as an extension of his manic, strange, and kind of awesome combination of will and anxiety.