“Professional boxing is the only major American sport whose primary, and often murderous, energies are not coyly deflected by such artifacts as balls and pucks.”
Tuesday, August 20
A father and his 9-year-old daughter watch Harvard play Yale in football.
Sunday, August 18
The house at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, CT that kept calling Aaron Hernandez, a NFL star by 20, back to “a volatile underworld of guns, drugs, and violence.”
Thursday, August 15
Basketball on a Crow reservation and a player named Jonathan Takes Enemy trying to escape.
Wednesday, August 14
A profile of Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in American history.
Tuesday, August 13
The family history behind college football’s most talked-about player.
Monday, August 12
An interview on nature vs. nurture with the author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science Of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.
Sunday, August 11
How the heir to a horse racing empire became an informant on the Zetas cartel as they pushed their money laundering operations into the lucrative quarter horse trade.
Thursday, August 8
Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Instead he was convicted–wrongly–of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years in prison.
Wednesday, August 7
How a Peace Corps volunteer turned a high school basketball squad into Afghanistan’s national team.
Sunday, August 4
How cable sports channels extort hundreds of dollars per year out of every cable subscriber for programming that less than 10% regularly watch.
Saturday, August 3
The last great brawling sports team in America—Reggie, Catfish, Goose, Gator, and the Boss—remember their fallen leader.