There has been a lot of good writing about Jerry West over the years. This is one of the best—Richard Hoffer's 1990 SI profile, "Mister Clutch, Master Builder":
Al Davis was born on the 4th of July. To honor the occasion, check out Richard Hoffer's 1989 Sports Illustrated profile: "Lord of the Rings":
We're bringing back our popular "Dark Side of the Locker Room" series, which you'll remember was a compendium of journalists' bizarre, amusing and previously undocumented encounters with athletes (and often athletes' genitalia). Got a story? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.