Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
There is a moment, somewhere, when the most beautiful and accomplished part of a sport turns to art. But athletes are probably wrongly identified as artists. Rather, they are the art, not the author of it.
Frank Deford, “When All the World is Young, Lad,” (1977)
Roll with the Life Changes
BLOG: Roll with the Life Changes
A lot can change in 11 months.
In August 2013, there was quite a bit I hadn’t done career wise. I had never covered, let alone attended, a NBA or WNBA game. I had never written about a college football or basketball game that had any lasting impact outside the Sun Belt Conference.
Even though I hope to someday be a regular reporter in the auto racing world, I had never had the opportunity to…
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Friday, July 18, 2014
If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game-show host.
Veronica Sawyer, “Heathers”
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Make the hard ones look easy, and the easy ones look hard.
Walter Hagen, golfer (1892-1969)
Jeter’s Game - a comedic scene
BLOG: FOX’s love fest over Derek Jeter could have been worse - a comedic scene
If you didn’t notice, tonight was Derek Jeter’s final All-Star Game as a player. It was kind of hard not to know this, with FOX trying to tie every aspect of the game back to Jeter. But it could have been worse.
Voice Over: We now join the broadcast of the MLB All-Star Game already in-progress.
(Fade in on two actors who look like Joe Buck and Harold Reynolds…kind of)
Buck: Welcome back to…
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Nevertheless, there always lurk, around the corner in a pocket of our knowledge of the odds, an indefensible hope, and this is one of those times, which you now and then find in sports, when a density of expectation hangs in the air.
John Updike, “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” The New Yorker (1960)
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Trust people, until they give you a reason not to. And then never turn your back.
Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride (via simply-quotes)
Leslie Knope got her dream job, had kids, and is basically running the world on JJ’s waffles and friendship. What more do you want, Academy? I suppose if Pawnee had an emotionally unavailable nerd in a Flash t-shirt, it could finally get the respect it deserves.
shots fired by Bustle, on the 2014 Emmy Snubs
So much this. (via ericgeller)
My feature on the life and career of motorsports writer Ed Hinton, who is retiring this year after four decades of covering NASCAR, IndyCar and more.