This piece originally appeared in the June, 1988 issue of Esquire, and is featured in the essential new anthology, Great Men Die Twice: The Selected Works of Mark Kram. »
This story appeared in the April 8, 1990 edition of The National Sports Daily. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.
This piece was originally published in the Dec. 1995 issue of Esquire. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.
The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their… »
This piece was originally published in the October, 1968 issue of Sports Illustrated. It is reprinted here with permission from Cope's family. »
The following is excerpted from Writers' Fighters and Other Sweet Scientists, a compilation of boxing columns by John Schulian, who wrote for the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times. The excerpt contains 12 columns about Muhammad Ali that were written during the twilight of the champion's career, and is… »
This piece was originally published in the Dec. 9, 1979 issue of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission, and is followed by an afterward from the author. »
Jesus Christ, the music industry won't stop trying to make this dude happen. Not only do they let him leech off actually successful and talented acts, they even deny the obvious order of things (Young Thug >>>>>>> Travis Scott, under any criteria imaginable) in promoting a new co-headlining tour as "Travis Scott and… »
Originally published in the Sept. 1996 issue of Philadelphia Magazine, and reprinted here with the author's permission. »
Deion Sanders knows better than most that there's power in a nickname. When he was still just a skinny cornerback at Florida State University, he dubbed himself "Prime Time" and birthed an alter ego that would earn him fame, riches, and a place in the pantheon of the 20th century's greatest athletes, not to mention… »
25 years ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world and knocked out Mike Tyson, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. This profile appeared in Sports Illustrated three years later, after Douglas had lost his title to Evander Holyfield. It has been reprinted here with the author's permission. »
This piece originally appeared in the March 1982 issue of Inside Sports. It is reprinted here with the author's permission. »
As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… »