This story original appeared in the June, 1990 issue of GQ and appears here with the author’s permission.
The New York Times announced earlier this month that it was “restructuring” its copy desk, which is corporate-speak for laying off lots of copy editors, turning more than 100 jobs into about 50. Today, fellow Times reporters protested. As they should.
Tonight, Vice President-elect Mike Pence decided to take in a performance of Hamilton. But apparently, as soon as he walked in the theater, the only good Hamilton fans in the world started booing like crazy. This is the sound Mike Pence should hear every single time he leaves his house.
My goodness, what a week. What a treasure trove! I can honestly say that I was bombarded with shade-related content and it was both wondering and stressful. In wading through a very large caseload, many were left behind, but please, do not, by any means, take this as a suggestion to stop presenting your cases. I am…
Eric Kester may be the only guy who's come out ahead from Ballghazi so far.
In 1993, the acclaimed novelist Richard Ford wrote a piece for the New York Times called "Stop Blaming Baseball."
Earlier this year the New York Times reposted a 1976 article by Clark Booth about violence and football. It originally appeared in The Real Paper.
I used to play stickball with my pals out in Brooklyn in the late '90s. One summer morning I was pitching and getting bombed. When I tried to be cute, I didn't come anywhere near the box on the wall. When I tried my best David Wells and just put the ball over the plate, they murdered me.
The New York Times magazine features tennis this weekend. A story on Roger Federer, a brief Q&A with Jimmy Connors and this collection of tennis stories from their archive.
Slide on over to the Times and check out "The Jockey" by Barry Bearak. Article and video are worth your time:
From the New York Times' Lively Morgue site:
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…
This incredibly stupid column, which was written by Maureen Dowd and published in Sunday's edition of The New York Times, and which compares rookie Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to President Barack Obama, does not prove that sports and politics should never mix. It just demonstrates the worst possible way…