Defensive end Shawn King was the 36th pick in the 1995 draft. His career with the Carolina Panthers didn’t turn out as planned.
Saturday, January 30
John Scott is a hockey enforcer — he makes his living fighting, not scoring goals. Scott wasn’t supposed to make the NHL. He certainly wasn’t supposed to make the all-star game. But when the fans voted him in, the league tried to keep him on the bench.
Thursday, January 21
A profile of the Carolina Panthers quarterback, this season’s likely MVP.
Monday, January 18
Saturday, January 16
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
Tuesday, January 5
Ashima Shiraishi is the most talented rock climber in the world. She’s also 14.
Friday, January 1
A photographer captured the moment when a race organizer confronted a woman who’d snuck into the race.
A legend hangs on.
Thursday, December 31
The Rattlesnake Derby is like a bass-fishing tournament, except you really don’t want a bite.
Sunday, December 27
Friday, December 25
Bobby Fischer unravels before the 1972 World Chess Championships, a.k.a. the “the Match of the Century.”
Wednesday, December 23
Brian Chavez was supposed to be the one who made it out of Odessa. It didn’t turn out that way.
Previously: The original "Friday Night Lights" article, from 1990, reprinted on Longform.