Supermodels, Hot Dogs, and George Plimpton: A New Look at the Legend

In 1999, I attended a panel discussion centered around The Best American Sports Writing of the Century. The lineup was basically the 1927 Yankees of New Journalism. Hosted by bon vivant extraordinaire Dick Schaap, the featured guests were Ira Berkow, Gay Talese, David Halberstam, and George Plimpton. Murderers' Row,… » 5/15/14 7:21pm 5/15/14 7:21pm

Watch George Plimpton And Billy Martin Awkwardly Pimp Old Video Games

Intellivision came out in 1979 as a competitor to the Atari 2600. Within a few years, Intellivision had its own baseball game with its own celebrity pitchman, forcing Atari to respond in kind. Thus, the George Plimpton-Billy Martin rivalry was born. » 9/02/10 5:45pm 9/02/10 5:45pm