Thin Air: In The Mountains With Steve Carlton, Armed Conspiracist

Originally published as "Thin Mountain Air" in the April 1994 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. The story appears in The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan published by Persea books. A postscript with thoughts from both the author and editor follows.
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Ole Miss Football Coach Hugh Freeze Told Anyone With Evidence Of Him…

Ole Miss pulled in a great recruiting class this year with Laquon Treadwell, Laremy Tunsil, and Robert Nkemdiche. Many ranked the last, Nkemidche, as the best recruit in the nation. All had offers from practically every school in the country, and all chose Ole Miss, despite the fact that it is and has been for some… » 2/23/13 4:20pm 2/23/13 4:20pm

Listen To Unreliable Apocalyptist Harold Camping Talk About Sports

May 21st has passed without the Rapture, much to the chagrin of Harold Camping and his followers. But Camping is not just a one-trick Horseman: he talks about all kinds of non-apocalyptic stuff on his Family Radio station. Play the above clip to hear what he has to say about how sports interfere with the Lord's Day.… » 5/23/11 11:40am 5/23/11 11:40am

Luke Scott Is Still A Gun-Humping Birther Survivalist Lunatic,…

Luke Scott is a gun-humping birther survivalist lunatic who keeps a pistol in his sofa cushion and throws plantain chips at a black teammate when he acts "like a savage." Sounds like an asshole, right? But things aren't so simple, ESPN's Amy K. Nelson tells us in her recent profile of Scott, and she's absolutely right:… » 4/25/11 5:00pm 4/25/11 5:00pm

Former Basketball Player Ends Congressional Bid As It Began: Crazily

Remember Kevin Millen? The former Georgetown basketball player no one remembered who ran for Congress in Tennessee on a campaign of paranoia and family values and batshit insanity? He lost. But at least he's fired off one last batshit insane email. » 8/10/10 4:30pm 8/10/10 4:30pm