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Sports Archive

April 9, 2007
Mr. Clean

He’s young! Rich! Handsome! Able to throw out a runner at first while flashing a killer smile! David Wright is the perfect New York sports star—almost too perfect.

April 2, 2007
Gaze Into Her Crystal Baseball

Meet the Yanks’ and Mets’ favorite (sort-of-psychic) life coach.

March 5, 2007
She’s the Man

Will this finally be the year the city’s only female varsity boy’s basketball coach takes her squad to the top?

February 19, 2007
Getting a Bounce

Harlem Globetrotters, back on the rise.

February 5, 2007
The Bookie Is a Luddite

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest gambling day of the year. But, one bookie says, the betting business just isn’t the same anymore. Blame the internet.

February 5, 2007
Meatball Sliders

Meatballs aren’t exactly seasonal. But anyone who’s ever thrown a Super Bowl party knows better than to try to serve a root-vegetable stew to an excitable gridiron crowd.

January 15, 2007
Tiki Barber: The Exit Interview

The Giants’ running back realized that if he wanted to grow up, he had to quit playing games.

December 25, 2006
Because Our Five-Foot-Eight Point Guard Can Block Your Seven-Foot-Six Center’s Shot

Fortunately, the Knicks have a lovable midget of a sideshow in Nate Robinson. Just seeing Robinson on the court, a David among a gaggle of Goliaths, is entertaining.

December 25, 2006
Because No One, No Matter How Rich, Talented, and Beautiful, Can Win Our Love Until They Earn It

We can delight in other people’s pleasure as much as we can revel in their pain. Let’s say A-Rod has a monster season next year. Let’s say he hits, oh, three home runs in a World Series game in October. The applause will be thunderous. The Boss will be all smiles.

December 18, 2006
Giant of Literature

Tight end writes novel, pays bills.