The real story behind the world’s unluckiest seven.
Last year, The Masters and Augusta National Golf Course actually filed a trademark for broadcaster Jim Nantz’s iconic tournament lead-in, “A tradition unlike any other.” The filing was reported by brand fetishist and bipedal press release Darren Rovell, but it drew little ink elsewhere. But this precedent got me thinking: what other elements of The
Dear John K. Martin, CEO of Turner Broadcasting: As president and founder of the Luther Vandross Fan Club—and a basketball fan—it is my duty to make sure the legacy of the late Mr. Vandross is preserved for generations to come. With over 35 million records sold and thousands of children conceived to the sounds of
Get nervous, Cleveland, because your love-hate-love relationship with LeBron James might be nearing another hyphen. LeBron has a Twitter account with which he follows 153 “people,” including GQ and Sprite. You know who LeBron doesn’t follow? @Cavs.
When I was a scrawny 12-year-old with bad knees, my grandmother paid for my tennis lessons. I wasn’t too bad at it–even with my old-lady joints–so when I started high school I went out for the team and made third-string singles. I dove into tennis. I got Smash magazine. I was on a weekend USTA
Typically, I write dumb (and perhaps mildly amusing) pieces for this website, but I recently had the opportunity to conduct a non-dumb interview with the founder of Athlete Ally, Hudson Taylor. Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports. In this context, an “ally” is usually a heterosexual person who supports
Perhaps best known as the drummer for the rock band Thrice, Riley Breckenridge is also a baseball fan, podcaster, father… well, let’s just say he’s a busy guy. He recently took the time to chat with me about a wide variety of subjects. Wackiness ensued. For anybody who doesn’t know about your interest in baseball,
The question Ken Webster hears all the time, and the one he might hear forevermore, is this: “Why was John Bateman your favorite ballplayer?” He doesn’t have a good answer, other than the fact that Bateman was the Astros’ catcher when Ken was growing up in Port Arthur, TX in the ’60s. Ken always had
Ah, the first week of March, when baseball anticipation begins in earnest. Free agency has waned, Spring Training games have begun, and even changes in the weather call to mind afternoons at the ballpark. You could forgive any baseball fan for failing to choose a Loser of the Week this time of year, because the
Our sources here at Crooked Scoreboard are rarely of any use. We don’t break much news or report on many rumors in the sports world. Until today. In response to ex-Grantland boss Bill Simmons’ new multimedia venture The Ringer (probably unrelated to the potentially problematic, but ultimately Special Olympics-approved Johnny Knoxville vehicle), ESPN, as it did