How Women Throw Themselves At Pro Athletes (And Vice Versa): A Publicist Explains

I'm a publicist, and I've worked with high-profile athletes for nearly 15 years. Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pros and Super Bowl champions, MLB All-Stars and World Series champions, even an NBA player on a championship team once. I'm not really a nightlife guy, but there are times when I need to accompany clients… »6/08/12 2:59pm6/08/12 2:59pm

The Strange Comedy Of A PR Person Pitching You Your Own Story

A few months ago, I wrote a story about Georges St. Pierre for Men's Health magazine. It just came out. The magazine sent me to Montreal to watch St. Pierre fight Josh Koscheck. A month after that, I met St. Pierre again at a photo shoot, where I was reminded that being a writer on pieces like these is a little like… »3/17/11 6:20pm3/17/11 6:20pm

Deadspin Presents An Interpretive Rendering Of Cal Ripken Jr.'s Young Adult Book

We received an email from Cal Ripken Jr.'s publicity team at Random House, which will release his three-CD audiobook, HOTHEAD, next Tuesday. HOTHEAD (the caps are apparently intentional) is about a Babe Ruth League shortstop named Connor Sullivan and is "loosely based on challenges Ripken himself faced as a young… »3/02/11 4:20pm3/02/11 4:20pm