FURY FILES (Q&As)
Over at my blog TVFury.wordpress.com, I've done a series of Q&As with various writers, from big city sports columnists to Esquire writers to the head writer of The Onion. Check out the links here:
SPORTS ON EARTH/VICE SPORTS
FAKE ORAL HISTORIES
Oral histories have become an increasingly popular story format, and it's one I do enjoy, even if they can be overdone. But the only thing better than real oral histories? Fake ones.
ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY STORIES
I graduated from St. John's -- the Minnesota one -- in 1997. For 60 years St. John's was home to John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history. Here are a few of my SJU and Gagliardi pieces over the years.
I grew up Janesville, Minnesota, a town of 2,000 in southern Minnesota. I haven't lived there full time in 20 years, but it'll always be home.
NEW YORK CITY STORIES
I've lived in New York since 2004 and have written a lot about my new home, which seems to be my permanent one.
SOUTH AFRICA STORIES
My wife is from Cape Town and I've taken several trips to South Africa with her over the years. A few of my writings from the amazing country.
Stories about family and friends.
BOOKS, MOVIES, TVs, AND MORE
I love books. I love movies. I love TV shows. And I love writing about them.
I've written about the Lakers over the years. A lot. A small sampling.
The Magic Behind Magic Johnson's passing skills.
WRITING STORIES -- NEWSPAPER AND OTHERWISE
A few pieces on the writing life, from freelance to my days at newspapers.
Pieces about watching basketball, thinking about basketball, loving basketball, and playing basketball.
TIGER WOODS STORIES
I'm probably the last person left who still -- still! -- thinks Tiger has a shot at Jack Nicklaus's 18 majors. I've been pulling for him since I saw him winning U.S. Amateurs and that's never changed, even as he seemingly will never win again.
TECMO, STRATO, AND GAMES
Growing up -- and for years after I grew up -- I played countless hours of board games and video games, and I've spent a lot of time thinking about Strato baseball and Tecmo Super Bowl.