The Best Story Ever Written About Losing

In keeping with the day's theme, below is a classic Esquire profile of Floyd Patterson after his second devastating loss to Sonny Liston, which we reprinted a year ago on The Stacks. No athlete has ever talked so frankly about his own shortcomings as Patterson did with author Gay Talese. He confesses at one point to… » 7/08/14 7:46pm 7/08/14 7:46pm

A Case Study In Incompetence: Dan Snyder's PR Guy, Tony Wyllie

Maybe you heard about the stunning display of asshattedness last week by Redskins proto-flack Tony Wyllie. The occasion: A University of Maryland College of Journalism "ethics in sports media" panel, to which Wyllie arrived late. Dan Snyder's dumbass libel suit came up, at which point Wyllie offered an equally… » 5/02/11 5:45pm 5/02/11 5:45pm

Moneybags Booster Didn't Cost UConn $2.9 Million, Nearly 15,000 Unsold…

It's a damn good thing for the University of Connecticut that it reconstructed a financial pipeline from took-his-cash-teet-and-went-home booster Robert Burton. Per the Hartford Courant, the school filed papers with the NCAA claiming a $1.76 million loss from its January trip to the Fiesta Bowl. » 3/02/11 8:30pm 3/02/11 8:30pm