Sports Phone (It's Hard Being Hooked)

I'll never forget the number. Sports Phone. Man, I used to sneak calls to it as much as I could in the early-mid-Eighties. I had to sneak them because the calls were expensive and if too many showed up on the phone bill my ass was new mown grass. But still, in those days I'd do whatever I could to get an up-to-date… » 2/24/15 12:36pm Tuesday 12:36pm

Bobby Knight: The General Who Never Was

Sometimes a story comes along, jumps out at you, and won't let go. Such was the case last year with Jeremy Collins' beautifully-rendered memoir piece, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Greg Maddux." It took a long time for the story to come together for Collins and when I finished my only concern was, "Maybe that's all… » 2/04/15 10:08am 2/04/15 10:08am

Beautiful Baltimore Bums

My father was born and raised in New York City. He idolized, among others, Sid Caesar, Walt Kelly, and Adlai Stevenson. As his son, I campaigned for Mondale/Ferraro when I was in the 8th grade, drew anti-Reagan political cartoons for my social studies class, and hung a huge Keith Haring "Free South Africa" poster in… » 2/02/15 11:12am 2/02/15 11:12am

Andrew Hawkins Has Some Remarkable Thoughts On Protest

Andrew Hawkins made headlines when he took the field with a shirt protesting the recent shooting of two unarmed Ohioans. The Browns made us proud when they refused a demand from Cleveland cops to apologize. And now that he's explained it, we realize that Hawkins isn't just some athlete who threw on a t-shirt because… » 12/16/14 1:32pm 12/16/14 1:32pm