The interesting thing about Grantland, Bill Simmons’ new sports and culture web site for ESPN, is not so much that Bill Simmons is starting a new web site, or that Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman will be writing for it, or that there was some drama surrounding the hire of Read More
The Average Joe: Joe Girardi Has Become the Prototype of a Certain Brand of Very Successful New Yorker
Last Wednesday afternoon, with a sunny sky smiling down upon Yankee Stadium, Joe Girardi stood in a navy pullover behind a protective screen near third base.
On the mound, tattooed fireballer A.J. Burnett was trying to chip away the rust of a long layoff and somehow salvage an unimpressive season.
Things were not going well. Read More
On Nov. 24, a little before noon, 16 bleary-eyed reporters shuffled into a tiny interview room a few feet away from the Madison Square Garden basketball floor. It had ivory cinder-block walls and dim fluorescent lighting that didn’t recall a media workspace so much as it did a detention cell.
They were attempting to Read More