How a difficult to obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a world-wide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste.
In 1996, David Foster Wallace profiled tennis player Michael Joyce in one of the most celebrated pieces of sports writing ever published. Who has he become since? (Cited at Digg.com, Pocket, The Browser, Media REDEFined, Deadspin, The Morning News, and The New York Times)
A profile of Connor McDavid as he transitions from kid to superstar. (Cited at Digg.com, Media REDEFined)
On the tallest man from Malta, who is training for his last shot. (Cited at Media REDEFined)
After nearly two decades in the NBA, two-time All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is now grinding as a D-League coach in Canada. (Cited at Media REDEFined)
Barb Underhill is carving out an important legacy. (Cited at Digg.com)
Over the last decade, the Yukon's Pinoy community has grown from 150 people to more than 2,000. Things are changing up north, and the region's Filipinos—and one particular basketball league—are a part of it. (Reprinted by Hazlitt)
On the machinery of professional sports and the complications of the fallen athlete. (Cited at Digg.com)
On basketball's growth from American pastime to global entertainment product.
On an evening spent at the Canadian Competitive Laughing Championship. (Cited at Longreads.com, Digg.com and TheFeature.net, BuzzFeed BuzzRead selection)
How a Toronto Raptors squad of misfits and long shots beat peak-Michael Jordan and the hungover Bulls.
A personal essay on a winter spent delivering mail in the Yukon.
On homelessness, addiction, isolation, and softball.
The South African leader's passion for pugilism offers insight into his fight for equality. (Originally published at The Classical)
Over his bumpy first two seasons in the NBA, Nik Stauskas has been a perfectly ordinary NBA player. But, as with every NBA player, there's something extraordinary in him.