I Was Piggybacked By The Piggyback Bandit

The Piggyback Bandit, aka Sherwin Shayegan, is the bogeyman of high school sports. As chronicled by Grantland's Bryan Curtis, the 31-year-old Shayegan has spent the last few years showing up randomly at sporting events, pretending to be a player, manager, reporter—anything to get close enough to the players to hop on… » 9/24/12 11:05am 9/24/12 11:05am

The Second Time They Met, Jeffrey Maier Didn't Dare Mess With Tony…

When I met Jeffrey Maier, he was Coach Maier and I had no idea who he was. Of course I remembered the boy who stole an out from two feet above Tony Tarasco's glove and turned it into an eight inning, game-tying home run in the '96 ALDS. The Yankees would win the game, and the series, and the championship.… » 7/02/12 3:00pm 7/02/12 3:00pm

I Witnessed Carl Lewis Murder The National Anthem

Maybe Steven Tyler's performance of the Star Spangled Banner before the AFC championship game was the worst rendition ever, maybe not. It's on the list, anyway. And the list jogged my memory: On Jan. 21, 1993, I was in Brendan Byrne Arena when Carl Lewis sang the National Anthem. » 1/28/12 11:45am 1/28/12 11:45am

It's Daytona 500 Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

On Aug. 31, 1996, I drove my Toyota Corolla onto the infield of Darlington Raceway. It was an import, driven by a guy from the North, but I done didn't care. From all accounts, the Southern 500 was a grand time in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. All accounts were correct. » 2/20/11 12:45pm 2/20/11 12:45pm

A Gallery Of Happy Spaniards Yelling And Burning Stuff (UPDATES)

Spain won the World Cup yesterday, and as with every place ever that has won a large sporting event, the fans there took to the streets with an assortment of alcohol, chanting, pyrotechnics, and team-colors-wearing. » 7/12/10 1:45pm 7/12/10 1:45pm

A Blow-By-Blow Account Of The Vomiting Phillies Fan

In our #tips section, we received a purported firsthand account from someone sitting in the same section as Matthew Clemens, the New Jersey man accused of throwing up on an 11-year-old girl. We reprint it here for your reading pleasure. » 4/17/10 12:00pm 4/17/10 12:00pm

I Was There...Being Paris Hilton's Manslave

Here's an unexpected submission. One of the young men selected to carry Paris Hilton during MTV's Cancun Spring Break shitshow emailed his experience and, I must say, it is something else. » 3/28/10 1:00pm 3/28/10 1:00pm

Harold Reynolds Disputes "Harold Reynolds Spring Break Story"

Yesterday we published a somewhat ridiculous Spring Break story from a reader named Kevin that featured an odd cameo from MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds. Shockingly, Reynolds claims the story is bogus. » 3/26/10 2:00pm 3/26/10 2:00pm

I Was There, Spring Break Edition: Breaking Stuff In Harold Reynolds's…

In 1999, Kevin and a group of friends spent their Spring Break in Orlando, for reasons that surpasseth all understanding. ESPN's Harold Reynolds was there, too. Slapstick ensued. Here is Kevin's story: » 3/25/10 4:00pm 3/25/10 4:00pm

I Was There, Spring Break Edition: I Tattooed My Goddamn Neck

A very special Spring Break story, considering it's my own. Yes, your humble editor was once a student, and a fool. The Bahamas were very welcoming of both. » 3/24/10 7:30pm 3/24/10 7:30pm

I Was There, Spring Break Edition: "He Said, 'How Big Is Your Dick? 6,…

In 2008, Chaz went to Panama City Beach for Spring Break with 10 friends. He found an 11th one night — a very friendly young man in a car. Chaz's story: » 3/24/10 3:40pm 3/24/10 3:40pm

I Was There: Yesterday. In New Orleans

For our next #iwasthere, we hear from Alejandro de los Rios, who spent 12 hours in New Orleans Arena during yesterday's first round, when Notre Dame went down and Kentucky brought Steve Zahn for moral support. » 3/19/10 12:05pm 3/19/10 12:05pm

I Was There: A Classic In The Chocolate-Dipped Garden

Alan Siegel, whom you've met around these parts before, attended last year's Elite Eight matchup between Pittsburgh and Villanova. His story: » 3/19/10 10:45am 3/19/10 10:45am

I Was There: Dwyane Wade's Shining Moment

Reader Michael P was there the night a relatively unknown Dwyane Wade of Marquette University went off on Kentucky in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. Here's his recap. » 3/18/10 11:50am 3/18/10 11:50am

I Was There: Duke Vs. Kentucky, Philadelphia, 1992

Here's one of our first submission to #Iwasthere (here for explanation) courtesy of Brett Hoover, who was on press row at The Spectrum the night Christian Laettner ripped the heart out of Lexington. » 3/18/10 9:45am 3/18/10 9:45am