One vs. All of It
Summertime, and managers turn their televisions from CNN to Fox Sports 1 while interns crowd around a few monitors, cursing five-second delays. A supervisor keeps half his gaze on the pitch the whole time we’re talking, interrupting me with an “Oh!” when a ball sails high. I’m in the kitchen when blood-curdling screams break out,
Shortly into his title fight against the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC, Henry Cejudo rolled his ankle. This was not any more helpful than it looks. Cejudo lifted his left leg to step forward but his foot didn’t cooperate, almost as if it were fighting the fact that he was in
Ball Don’t Lie: Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Teen Wolves
Illustration by Griffen Eckstein. The full moon is high over the Greek island of Mykonos, gorged white light spilling down across the calm Aegean Sea. Inland and higher up, in the ruins of the Temple of Hercules, Jimmy Butler sits on a chunk of dusty marble and looks forlornly out at a writhing mess of
Ball Don’t Lie: Ben Simmons And The Three-From-The-Deep-Swamp Curse
The chilling annual tradition continues, with an encounter down under that might well change the course of the NBA.
Rudy, A Sports Story And A Christmas Legend
Do you recall the famous reindeer of all? Probably, but the whole story—from his prep years through his recruitment and pro career—is most likely not what you remember.
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Pacific Division
As the NHL approaches the trade deadline, who are the difference-makers in the Pacific Division?
Classical Bracket Buddies Year Six: Deeper Into Error
If you never give up, you’ll still never figure it out. But consider the alternative, right?
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Central Division
Here on the brink of the playoffs for some teams and on the slide to the offseason for others, who are the unsung heroes of the Central?
Out of the Blue(line): Dispatches on an NHL Season—The Atlantic Division
The NHL’s regular season is over and some team is only fifteen wins away from Lord Stanley’s Cup. Where does the Atlantic Division go from here?
Classical Bracket Buddies Year 7: Rise From Your Grave
What is not dead can never die. In this case “not dead” refers both to the broader Classical enterprise and being wrong as hell about college basketball in a gently competitive setting.