Category Archives: sports media

A sports site for ‘nerdy jocks and jockish nerds’

TweetGlad to see The Allrounder, a new site devoted to examining deeper issues in sports, finally go live last week. The creator is Bruce Berglund, the host of the excellent New Books in Sports podcast and a history professor at Calvin College in Michigan. The contributors are mostly academics, journalists and authors from the United […]

It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work

TweetLabor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together. What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write and ponder were those that best exemplified the intersection of sports and creativity […]

From the archives: A half-century of SI swimsuits

TweetWhile I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * * The usual furor over the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue didn’t materialize much this winter. That was surprising, given the 50th anniversary of the highly popular edition, and […]

Monday, Monday: Leafblowers and LeBron Twitter

TweetOn Monday my post is generally related to a timely sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. * * * * * * * * I just Tweeted the above headline, but deleted it and thought those two things actually have something […]

A slow news relic passes: Pro Football Weekly, RIP

TweetWhen you click onto the Pro Football Weekly website nothing seems amiss. Scouting reports, analysis of draft picks and off-season personnel moves dominate the home page, as you might expect for the late spring/early summer months. But if you glance to the “top stories” index at the top right of the page and click onto […]