The Players' Tribune justified its existence this afternoon when guest contributor Tiger Woods published a screeching rebuttal to a disposable piece of satire in this month's Golf Digest. Why rely on Twitter as the middleman for athletes' unhinged rants when you can get them directly from the source?
And speaking of Dan Jenkins, our pal Bryan Curtis recently profiled him for Grantland. It's worth your time:
Dan Jenkins's His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir was published last week, which is as good an excuse as any to go spelunking through the back pages of one of our finest and funniest sportswriters. Here's a classic from the April 1985 issue of Golf Digest, anthologized in Jenkins's Fairways and Greens. Reprinted here with…
Bryan Curtis wrote a nice story about Dan Jenkins, Edwin "Bud" Shrake, and their alma mater for Texas Monthly in 2008:
The title is a riff on the Peter Sellers movie, I'm All Right, Jack. Now, check out Dan Jenkins on the 1975 Masters:
Originally published in 1977 in the Chicago Daily News. Reprinted here with the author's permission.
Few people, if any, have written better stories—funny and smart—about college football than Dan Jenkins. Last fall, Michael MacCambridge was good enough to make Jenkins' 1963 Sports Illustrated piece, "The Disciples of St. Darrell on a Wild Weekend" part of his excellent Director's Cut series for Grantland:
From time to time, 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: Dan Jenkins on the 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma "Game of the Century."
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Elder statesman golf writer Dan Jenkins, live on Twitter: "Y.E. Yang is only three shots off the lead. I think we got takeout from him last night." Um, I hope he tipped well?! A roundup of early Twittereplies:
On a semi-related note, Emeritus on Jenkins: "It's kind of unbelievable Twitter existed without him. Proves my theory: Had he started a blog before Deadspin, I'd be flipping burgers." Amen. Easily the star of this year's washed-out Open. [Washington Post]