Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:00pm 10/02/13 1:00pm

Is Everything You Know About Soccer Wrong? Ask David Sally

We're joined now by David Sally, co-author with Chris Anderson of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong. It's an argument for the power of analytics in soccer that's full of surprising conclusions about issues like the value of a goal scored relative to that of one saved, whether there's a… » 9/12/13 2:00pm 9/12/13 2:00pm

The 10,000-Hours Rule, And Other Myths: Live Chat With David Epstein

We're joined now by David Epstein, a former senior writer for Sports Illustrated who's just been hired by Pro Publica to be an investigative reporter. Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, which was recently published by Current. Among other things, the… » 8/12/13 2:30pm 8/12/13 2:30pm

How I Broke The Biogenesis Story: A Chat With The Man Who Scooped MLB

We're joined by Tim Elfrink, managing editor at the Miami New Times and the man who first uncovered one of the biggest scandals in baseball history. Ask him how the story came together, what he thinks of MLB's investigation, the state of alt-weeklies, and anything else that comes to mind. » 8/07/13 2:00pm 8/07/13 2:00pm

Now's Your Chance To Chat With Jeremy Roenick, Nine-Time NHL All-Star…

Jeremy Roenick scored 513 goals in his 18 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Kings, and Sharks. (You will recall, since it's not so active at present, the NHL is an occasionally operational professional league in which rich men compensate other men to play hockey.) Roenick retired in 2009. Now he works… » 11/05/12 2:00pm 11/05/12 2:00pm

Need Help Battening Down The Hatches? Bob Vila, America's Handyman, Is…

Worried about your windows? Wondering what to do about that leaky ceiling? Scared your basement (or your whole place) is going to be filled with water? Bob Vila—yes, that Bob Vila—is here to help. He spent nearly 20 years on television, and he's still doling out all kinds of fix-it advice on his website, BobVila.com,… » 10/29/12 6:00pm 10/29/12 6:00pm

Mr. Sports Journo, Twitter's Favorite Anonymous Sportswriter, Is Here…

Twitter is a medium tailor-made for unfiltered opinions and anonymity, and Mr. Sports Journo has excelled in cornering both areas while maintaining an air of mystery going on two years. We don't know who he is (although we certainly have our suspicions). All anyone seems to truly know about him—and we're guessing he's… » 8/22/12 3:00pm 8/22/12 3:00pm

Ask An Anonymous PR Guy About The Shady Work Of Being A Pro Athlete's…

Gang, meet Anonymous PR Guy. Anonymous PR Guy, say hello to the gang. Anonymous PR Guy is an actual publicist for a handful of pro athletes, and in exchange for his anonymity, he's agreed to share a few stories with us about what his job is really like. We've always wondered, and now we know: He's already dished on … » 8/21/12 3:00pm 8/21/12 3:00pm

Taylor Grey Meyer, Who Kindly Told The Padres To "Suck Her Dick," Is…

Everyone, meet Taylor Grey Meyer. Taylor, meet everyone. Taylor is the overqualified, underemployed 31-year-old who applied 30 different times for various jobs with the Padres, getting rejected or ignored each time. When they tried to hit her up for $500 to attend a job fair, she snapped and fired off one of the great… » 8/15/12 3:00pm 8/15/12 3:00pm

A Former Olympic Synchronized Swimmer Is Here To Answer Your Questions

Everyone meet Bridget Finn: member of the U.S. synchronized swimming team that took fifth at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, seven-time member of the national team, assistant coach on Stanford's national championship-winning squad in 2006-07. (She's currently the website editor at strategy + business.) Bridget's in the… » 8/09/12 2:25pm 8/09/12 2:25pm