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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UConn's Geno Auriemma went ahead and won his eighth national title last night, with a 93-60 rout over Louisville. He now matches former Tennessee coach (and longtime rival) Pat Summitt in NCAA titles ("that puts you in a category with the greatest women's basketball coach that's ever lived," he said after the game). Last … » 4/10/13 10:46am 4/10/13 10:46am

Geno Auriemma, Mr. Women's Basketball

"Does this look like the office of a fucking egomaniac?" He makes a sweeping gesture with his arm. A coach's office. Small, cluttered. Papers strewn across his desk, the papers inked with symbols in odd patterns, like ancient hieroglyphics, waiting for future generations to decode them. X's and O's, dotted lines, arrows. … » 3/22/12 1:30pm 3/22/12 1:30pm

Pat Jordan Recalls Bo Belinsky: A Modern-Day Athlete From A Bygone Era

No character in sports was more authentic than Robert "Bo" Belinsky, a left-handed pitcher in the '60s. Bo personified "cool," real cool that was intrinsic to his nature, not his public persona. As a rookie, Bo pitched the first no-hitter in California major league history for the Angels. It made him a star and an instant … » 3/23/11 3:30pm 3/23/11 3:30pm

Down And Out In Daytona, Part 3: A False-Titted Spring

This is the final installment of Pat Jordan's Spring Break adventure, in which our correspondent attends a wet t-shirt contest and finds America in a state of permanent adolescence and mild arousal. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. » 3/26/10 12:00pm 3/26/10 12:00pm

Down And Out In Daytona, Part 2: Among The Fornicators

This is the second installment of Pat Jordan's dispatch from Spring Break. Jordan, the author of A False Spring, took his gun and his cigars to Daytona Beach and filed this report over the mojo wire. Part 1 is here. » 3/25/10 1:25pm 3/25/10 1:25pm

Down And Out In Daytona, Part 1: A Postcard From Spring Break, Circa…

Earlier this month, we sent Pat Jordan, author of A False Spring and a lot of fine sports journalism, down to Daytona Beach for Spring Break. He took a pistol and a van and sent back this report, via fax. » 3/24/10 1:15pm 3/24/10 1:15pm

Soak Yourself In Deadspin's Spring Break Week (NSFW)

All week long Deadspin will be celebrating the phenomenon of American Spring Break. There's much to come, but for now, please watch this educational video put together by hairypalmed intern David Matthews, documenting the effects of water on cotton apparel. » 3/22/10 2:50pm 3/22/10 2:50pm

Pat Jordan Doesn't Mess Around

Many Deadspin readers were probably introduced to Pat Jordan's work thanks to his Jose Canseco piece that was published here. If you looked a little closer at some of the other stories he'd penned in the past, you may have realized you'd read one of his stories before. Some of Jordan's best work is archived in the new… » 4/28/08 2:20pm 4/28/08 2:20pm

Jose Canseco's Lawyer Finally Released Into The Wild

You may remember, from Pat Jordan's already famous story for us about trying to interview Jose Canseco, his lawyer "Rob," a "a Cherokee Indian from North Carolina" who, after four years working for Jose, had yet to be paid. Well, Canseco might have just done Rob — whose real name is Robert Saunooke — a big favor: He just… » 4/11/08 1:35pm 4/11/08 1:35pm

Pat Jordan, Canseco "Square Off" On Howard Stern

This morning, on The Howard Stern Show (a.k.a., the show you used to listen to all the time until either: a) he left for satellite radio, which you don't get; or b) he got divorced from his wife, draining the show of its subtle, mostly hidden pathos), Jose Canseco was a guest. And Pat Jordan, author of the gripping » 4/01/08 6:30pm 4/01/08 6:30pm