Are we owed an explanation for the docuseries's silences? And can we find meaning and value in our experience of The Last Dance even if those explanations never come?
"The Last Dance" has hit different for all of us. We're left without live sports, stuck inside our houses--or at least bound awfully close to our property lines--waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to run its course. So let's give credit where it's deserved: ESPN's decision to release the 10-hour documentary series months earlier than expected … Continue reading Caption this: “The Last Dance” for Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman
Digging deep into the motivation and mechanics of the latest front in the war on information. Social media and sports are under attack.
The WNBA's time has come, and its new leader is just the person to take it to new heights.
As many of y’all reading this know, I'm a rowdy and unreasonable fan of college basketball, particularly UNC men’s basketball, the ACC, March Madness, and plenty of other indefensible components of an indefensible operation. But I’m also someone who believes there’s no truly ethical consumption, and that in that sense we're pretty much slogging our … Continue reading College sports fans as fuel for change
Which top seed is in trouble? And which lower seed is destined for a Cinderella story? #LetsDance
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why Megan Rapinoe’s World Cup performance was so impactful. It’s not just that she was great; Carli Lloyd was great in the 2015 World Cup, but I would argue that her performance is now remembered as an exemplary sports performance, not as a transcendent cultural moment. There was … Continue reading Megan Rapinoe and the Squad: Don’t Just Resist—Win.
I honestly never thought I'd need to write his name again. I thought the NFL might get this one correct.
I promised myself I'd never force a sports team on my children. And then the 2019 World Cup happened.
Episode 5 is live, and Matt and Kyle are doing their best to get by without Joel's sweet sweet hair. This one goes long, but it needed it: Between Megan Rapinoe, Kamala Harris, Lebron James, and GolfGuy, there's a lot to cover. Give it a spin, would you?