On the eve of the finale of ESPN’s Last Dance, Sam Smith, who wrote ‘The Jordan Rules’ answers it all

  Sam Smith (left) wrote the book, literally. For that matter, he wrote three about […]


No games: Newspapers’ sports pages are trimmed, writers are shuffled and editors get creative

  When every North American sports league aborted their seasons in early March, reporters covered […]


Roy Firestone, ESPN pioneer and prolific interviewer, writes from the heart about Kobe and what he meant

    Roy Firestone got into the heads of hundreds upon hundreds of athletes on ESPN […]


Baseball HOF voters share how they go about completing their ballots; ’20 class released next Tuesday

Five Baseball Hall of Fame Voters weigh in on their voting process On Jan. 21 […]


Ntl Sports Media Assn names ’20 Class; HOF awards: Verducci, Young, Wilbon, S. Caray, Ledford and Patrick

  You’d hope that there’s no better judge of talent than your own colleagues. As […]


Legendary columnist Peter Vecsey remembers David Stern; Bob Costas comments on the late commissioner

  David Stern didn’t dodge reporters’ questions. Peter Vecsey, the all-time most powerful columnist covering […]


Sports Illustrated: A retrospective by 6 former writers on what was great and what went wrong

  October 3rd has a special meaning to sports fans, particularly fans of baseball. On […]


60 year old Nt’l Sports Media Ass’n lists its annual nominees; Winners selected by their peers

There are broadcast awards and there are broadcast awards. The Frick Award, presented each year […]


Roy Firestone, ex-ESPN great, talks Don Cherry and the intersection of sports, politics and social media

  The unsettling comments of Don Cherry took its toll. He was yanked off Hockey […]


Tom Verducci: A gripping and prolific writer for SI and an insightful reporter for Fox and MLB Network

  Frankly, there’s no one in sports media today like Tom Verducci. For one thing, he […]


Paul Finebaum, a son of transplanted New Yorkers and Memphis reared, turned into an unlikely rock star

  Raise the name Paul Finebaum in the Southeast and it’s likely to trigger thoughts […]


The Athletic, in 40 U.S. markets, hits 600,000 subscribers; Fichtenbaum hires reporters and columnists

For a half century, Sports Illustrated was a widely celebrated magazine and a constant subject of […]