I wrote about Richard Ben Cramer's Esquire story on Ted Williams for the latest e-magazine from The Classical:
This here book is a must for basketball junkies. Snag it if you run across a copy in a used bookstore.
From my man Eric Nusbaum:
There's a nice piece by Reeves Wiedeman over at Buzzfeed on Timothy Gallaway's 1972 book, The Inner Game of Tennis:
Here's W.C. Heinz's classic True magazine story on Bummy Davis (Jimmy Breslin called it the best magazine story ever written):
Head on over to the Columbia Journalism Review for this appreciation of Red Smith by his son, Terence Smith:
We told you on Friday about Troy Hennum the newly-hired and quickly-fired softball coach at Roosevelt high school in Seattle. He used his athletes to help score him dates with other girls in a self-described "genius" use of his coaching position. He was also let go from a previous position for sending inappropriate…
So the NFL did its ouroboros thing again this year. Lots of parity. Or so it would seem. But 2012 mostly just brought us a handful of excellent teams—Football Outsiders says three of the 12 best teams since 1991 (Seahawks, Broncos, and Patriots)—and some supremely terrible ones. The result is that, according to the …