Using his year-long insider access to the Virginia Tech football program and interviews with current and former college and pro-football players and coaches, the author of the ESPN.com blog Tuesday Morning Quarterback tackles football's place in American society.
From scouting combines to game-day routines, this account of ordinary life in the NFL brings to light the story of hundreds of everyday, expendable players whose lives, unlike those of their superstar colleagues, aren't captured in high-definition.
After her mother's death and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed impulsively decided to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — alone.
Traces the author's coming-of-age quest to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states, sharing his experiences on courses ranging from a Flint, Michigan, municipal site to the manicured greens of Pebble Beach.
Muck City traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student. Their prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades.
A history of modern India as reflected through a prism of its national sport. Documents the emergence of the IPL under businessman Lalit Modi, tracing its meteoric successes through the adoption of American commercial models before its equally dramatic downfall amid scandals and corruption.
An inside assessment of the world of fantasy sports by the ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst reveals the life-shaping impact of the multi-billion-dollar national pastime while chronicling his own rise to a leading figure in fantasy sports.
FOX Sports columnist Mark Kriegel follows the story of the 1980s champion fighter — who was motivated by a promise he made to his war-injured father. The Good Son follows Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini's rise to the status of a national hero before a fateful match in 1982, in which his South Korean challenger sustained brain injuries and died days later.
Presents a historical survey of the world's tallest mountain, featuring accounts of famous climbs and tragedies, previously unpublished photographs, and scientific findings on the impact of climate change.
One of the bad boys of the 1986 World Series-winning New York Mets discusses his life, from his Atlanta childhood with his alcoholic, womanizing father, through his baseball career, self-destructive drug binges, and experience on "Celebrity Rehab."