Alan Siegel

Jul 14

Sports On Earth
Sabre Rattler: how a rogue P.R. man in Buffalo shook up sports.
The Secret Life of NFL Films
They Turned On The Lite: How a series of beer ads changed TV forever.

SB Nation
Perfecting the Formula: How Eagles Coach Chip Kelly Used New Hampshire As His Laboratory To Create One Of Football’s Most Prolific Offenses

SI.com
Scoring an Underdog: The Story Behind Rudy’s Enduring Soundtrack

Washington City Paper
Hoya Euphoria: An oral history of Georgetown basketball in the ’80s

Boston Magazine
The Fellowship of the Miserable: The fall of Boston’s sportswriters
Revolution Radio: Meet the two rock DJs who hated sports radio just enough to save it

Slate

Best Message Board Ever: Twenty-five seasons of alt.tv.simpsons embiggening a generation of obsessive TV fans.
Unfair Harvard: Inside the biggest scandal in quiz bowl in history
I Beat Duke: What it’s like to take down college basketball’s most hated program
Methods to Madness: 11 alternative ways to gamble on the NCAA tournament
Can I Carry Your Books? The rise of the backpack
Marines Who Love Space Marines: Why American troops can’t get enough of Warhammer 40K
Fact-checking Breaking Bad: How Do You Really Dispose Of Ricin?
The Super Bowl of the Mind: Is quiz bowl the ultimate test of smarts or an overblown game of Trivial Pursuit?
Blue Angel: Meet Ron Burt, the most likable Duke basketball player of all time
VIDEO: Could Today’s Tennis Pros Win With Wood?
Daniel Tosh: The Clip King
The Latest Updates from LeBron James’ Facebook Feed
Is an Oil Spill Ever Good for Animals?
Hello, World Cup
Why Do Brazilian Soccer Players Have No Last names?

The Myth of the American Soccer Guru
Wait, It Was a Perfect Game!
The Captain of Crunch: Is Kobe Bryant really the best clutch player in the NBA?
Slovenia Discovers the Best Propaganda Ever
Get To Know Your Phenoms
What if the Cup Runneth Over?
Can Ear Plugs Silence Vuvuzelas? A Slate Experiment.
Soccer Diving: a Historical Perspective
The Eli Manning of Soccer (or Something)
The Dive of the Day Series (More of these can be found here, here and here.)

Deadspin

The Kiss Cam and American Sports Fans: The History Of A Romance
Green Gold: How a Stoned Canadian Changed Sports History
"The Faint Tinkle of Broken Dreams" Roger Ebert, Teenage Sportswriter
Pomp and Circumstance: How A Yankees Free Spirit Reluctantly Ushered In Baseball’s Entrance Music Era
Remembering The Other Dream Team
How The Masters Theme Song Came To Be
How The Song “Seven Nation Army” Conquered The Sports World
Machines Don’t Fall Down Dead: How Rock’em Sock’em Robots Came To Be
Our Friend Kendrick: How These Two White Guys Ended Up in This Kendrick Perkins Family Photo
Jet Blue: A Multimedia Analysis Of Rex Ryan’s Swearing
Man And The Machine: My Semester With George Michael

Tablet
A Stranger Among Us—At Camp

BuzzFeed
Jack Edwards is America’s Most Insane Sports Broadcaster

The Classical
Friday Night Lives
If The Glove Fits…
The Homer In Winter

The Atlantic
The Patriots Are My Evil Binky
Why it’s time to get over Ferris Bueller

Why Freaks and Geeks still rules
God vs. the World Series
Roger Federer and the Trick Shot Evolution
Rex Ryan vs. Eric Taylor: In Praise of Real Football Coaches

The Good Men Project
The Best Coach You’ve Never Heard Of

The Washington Post
Navy football Coach Niumatalolo’s son also rises

Made Man
The Best Summer Blockbuster Ever
European Man: The Final Ethnic Stereotype
Tyus Edney: Coast-to-Coast-to-History
The Shame Of Being A Boston Sports Fan