Bobby Fischer unravels before the 1972 World Chess Championships, a.k.a. the “the Match of the Century.”
Friday, December 25
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.
Thursday, December 17
How a disgruntled group of University of Miami football fans got the head coach fired by flying insulting airplane banners high over Sun Life Stadium.
Wednesday, December 9
A profile of the UFC fighter after her first loss.
Friday, December 4
An interview with Tiger Woods as he turns 40.
“I peaked at 11, to be honest with you.”
Thursday, December 3
Andrea Duke is 36. She began running marathons competitively two years ago. She’s already qualified for the Olympic Trials.
Monday, November 30
Saturday, November 28
How the Caltech basketball team, losers of 310 straight conference games, figured out a formula for winning.
Tuesday, November 24
What happened after the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball came out.
Sunday, November 22
How a tiny island 5,000 miles from the U.S. mainland has produced so many NFL players.
Friday, November 20
On God, childhood, and baseball.
Wednesday, November 18
The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.