William Harrison, Author Of Sports Dystopia Rollerball, Has Died

William Harrison, the author and screenwriter whose 1975 classic Rollerball semi-accurately foretold how the future of sport would suck, died Tuesday, just shy of his 80th birthday. » 10/23/13 8:16pm 10/23/13 8:16pm

The Black Berets: Red Smith On The Olympic Black Power Salute

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/05/13 12:19pm 6/05/13 12:19pm

Should Brent Musburger Apologize For Calling John Carlos And Tommie…

John Carlos and Tommie Smith, each raising a fist on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics, have become an icon of that decade, and that climate, and of the changes that were a-coming. They're heroes now, but that the time they were seen by many as traitors, and agitators, and by at least one up-and-coming sports… » 6/06/12 4:35pm 6/06/12 4:35pm

Well, This is Just Sad In Every Way: Tommie Smith To Sell His Gold Medal

Forty-two years ago, Smith set a world record in the 200 meters. On the podium, he and John Carlos raised their fists, in what would become an enduring symbol of the Olympics and the Civil Rights movement. Everything has a price. » 10/13/10 2:25pm 10/13/10 2:25pm