Wednesday, November 18


“Why Him, Why Me?”

The death of a high school football player and the life that has followed for the kid who made the hit.

Tuesday, November 17


Q&A: Barack Obama and Bill Simmons

A conversation about leadership, Grantland, regret, and the President’s favorite conspiracy theories.

Monday, November 16


Still Life

On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.

Friday, November 13


How the World's Biggest Bookie was Snared

Paul Phua rose from a Borneo numbers runner to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. Then he found poker.


After Rehabilitation, the Best of Michael Phelps May Lie Ahead

Michael Phelps returns to his Olympic training after a 45-day stint at The Meadows.

Friday, November 6


This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested for Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

On May 12, 2014, Nicole Holder told Charlotte police that she had been assaulted by Greg Hardy. He was arrested, charged, and convicted. Then the case was dismissed on appeal. After a season out of the league, Hardy is playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones has called him a “real leader.”

This is the story, and the photos, of what happened that night.

Monday, November 2


The Greatest Boat Race Ever Dreamed Up Over Beers

An ocean race from the Olympic Peninsula to Alaska, with no motors allowed.

Saturday, October 31


Why Are Sports Bras So Terrible?

The first sports bra was invented in 1977. It was two jockstraps sewn together.

Friday, October 30


Lunch With the FT: Sepp Blatter

The disgraced former FIFA president tries to defend himself while eating boiled beef.

Thursday, October 29


The Riddler

A profile of Henry Hook, the world’s best crossword puzzler, who died this week.


The State v. Robertson

How one woman’s sexual assault by four University of Oregon football players in 1980 unwittingly led to the state’s expansive free speech protections.

Wednesday, October 28


The Hateful Life and Spiteful Death of the Man Who Was Vigo the Carpathian

“Norbert Grupe—a Nazi soldier’s son, boxer, professional wrestler, failed actor, criminal, and miserable human being who was never so happy as when he could make someone hate him—was once a man so beautiful that other men wanted to paint him.”