Monthly Archives: December 2013

Backtracking 2013: Longform sports hits its stride

Tweet‘Tis the season for year-end “Listicles,” “Bests Of,” etc., that try to come off as more authoritative than they really are. If you read enough of these pieces, you’ll find that there’s a certain “must read” herd mentality to them. This week I’m referencing a few of my favorite links from the past year in […]

‘Time is short, don’t waste it:’ A tribute to Dr. Z

TweetI haven’t been enamored with the rebranding of NFL Films to suit the here-and-now programming needs of the NFL Network. But “A Football Life” has been a refreshing NFL Films-produced series profiling leading coaches and players, some with a more recent historical perspective. And just recently, NFL Films has gone back in time with a wonderful […]

The rise of literary sportswriting, on two shores

TweetI love this piece from Simon Kuper about the rise of contemporary sporting literature in Britain, written last month as the 25th William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner was to be named. Kuper’s a former winner of the award. His “Football Against the Enemy,” published in 1994, was essential reading for this American […]