Thrown Is The Only MMA Book Anyone Ever Needs To Write

Nearly no one writes really well about fighting, which I've always thought was less because of the sport itself than because of the institutions around it. Promoters, matchmakers, agents, sponsors, and reporters are, after all, at all times engaged in a conspiracy to deny the essential humanity of the fighters, who… » 10/21/14 4:37pm 10/21/14 4:37pm

Skinheads, Drunks, And London Soccer In The Early '70s

Forty years after its publication, The Glory Game, Hunter Davies's behind-the-scenes classic about a season with Tottenham Hotspur, reads in a lot of ways like a supreme work of access journalism, one willing to betray the secrets everyone already knows in order to protect the real ones. So players curse and drink and… » 9/06/13 3:45pm 9/06/13 3:45pm

I Can't Stop Reading This Book About Cricket And Colonialism

It's a lovely late summer weekend. You should go buy this book about cricket, a sport you almost certainly don't care about, and take it the park or the beach and read it. You'll be happy you did. » 8/23/13 5:00pm 8/23/13 5:00pm