Grantland Republished David Foster Wallace's Epic 2006 Essay on Roger…

The late author's profile, written for the now-defunct Play, "constituted a dream pairing of writer and subject" that "still stands as one of the most stirring, illuminating essays ever written about the beauty of sport at its highest level," according to the Grantland introduction provided by Michael MacCambridge. » 9/09/11 2:45pm 9/09/11 2:45pm

Stories That Don’t Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Sports Exile

Plaxico Burress is catching TDs for the Jets. The U may never play football again. Terrelle Pryor, who was ready to sit for a year, just finished his first NFL practice. With exiles starting, ending, and being averted, here are some great reads about players and coaches on the outs with the game that made them famous. » 8/28/11 11:30am 8/28/11 11:30am

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Hoops In A Foreign Land

Every week, SportsFeat picks a few great reads for Deadspin. Thanks to Yao Ming's retirement and Deron Williams's Turkish tour, here are some classics on the foreign wanderings of professional basketball players. Enjoy. » 7/16/11 1:00pm 7/16/11 1:00pm

Stories That Don't Suck: SportsFeat's Guide To Wimbledon

A quick primer on SportsFeat: Every day, we post great sports writing from across the web, both new stuff and classics. A companion to Longform.org, the site is designed to be used with services like Instapaper and Read It Later, so you can read the stories later on your phone, iPad or Kindle. You can find our picks at … » 6/17/11 2:00pm 6/17/11 2:00pm

"We're On A Fucking Roll, Dude": The 1993 Profile Of Lenny Dykstra That…

Originally published as "Lips Gets Smacked" in the January 1993 issue of Philadelphia Magazine and later anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 1994. Reprinted here with the author's permission and his addendum at bottom. » 5/16/11 4:00pm 5/16/11 4:00pm

Jack LaLanne Tried To Kill His Brother With An Ax, And Other Fond…

Occasionally, we'll select stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: the late Jack LaLanne, fitness televangelist. » 1/24/11 1:55pm 1/24/11 1:55pm