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BASW 2010: Table of Contents

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Don't remember seeing this listed anywhere here. But saw it on Glenn's website:


    Guest editor Peter Gammons. Available early October.

    I've read many of these but definitely not all. Look forward to buying it. Last year I found it in a bookstore a few weeks before it was widely available:

    THOMAS LAKE. The Way It Should be
    from Sports Illustrated

    WRIGHT THOMPSON. Shadow Boxing
    from ESPN.com

    MALCOLM GLADWELL. Offensive Play
    from The New Yorker

    STEVE FRIEDMAN. The Impossible Redemption of Jonathan Boyer
    from Bicycling

    MIKE MAGNUSON. Whatever Happened to Greg LeMond?
    from Bicycling

    CYNTHIA GORNEY. Ripped (Or Torn Up?)
    from The New York Times Magazine

    DAVID OWEN. The Ghost Course
    From The New Yorker

    From Outsider

    JOHN BRANT. Close to Home
    from Runner’s World

    from Texas Monthly

    ALEXANDER WOLFF. The NFL’s Jackie Robinson
    from Sports Illustrated

    BOB RYAN. NBA Leads This Race
    from The Boston Globe

    MICHAEL SOKOLOVE. Allonzo Trier Is in the Game
    from The New York Times Magazine

    BOB HOHLER. Missed Opportunities
    from The Boston Globe

    MICHAEL LEWIS. The No-Stats All-Star
    from The New York Times Magazine

    JEANNE MARIE LASKAS. This Is Your Brain on Football
    from GQ

    ROBERT SANCHEZ. This Is Ted Johnson’s Brain
    from 5280

    BILL PLASCHKE. Scout’s Honor: It’s Phil Pote
    from The Los Angeles Times

    KARL TARO GREENFELD. Stay In the Moment
    from Men’s Journal

    ERIC NUSBAUM. The Death of a Pitcher
    from Pitchersandpoets.com

    MIKE SIELSKI. Dream Derailed
    from The Bucks County Courier Times

    RICHARD HOFFER. The Revolutionary
    from Sports Illustrated

    S.L. PRICE. The Ever Elusive, Always Inscrutable and Still Incomparable Bobby Orr
    from Sports Illustrated

    DAN LE BATARD. As Bernie Kosar’s Life Around Him Crumbles, the Former QB’s Game Plan is Familiar: Emerge Unscathed
    from The Miami Herald.

    MIKE SAGER. Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was
    from Esquire

    PAT JORDAN. Chasing Jose
    from Deadspin.com
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    0-for-20. Sigh.
  3. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    It seems as though there was a theme this year -- stories about former athletes or unrequited dreams.
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Mike Sager's piece on Todd Marinovich was fan-fucking-tastic.

    I, of all people, was nominated for BASW by the fine folks at McSweeney's. As was Stephen King for his opus on the World Series and several others who did sports work. I'm a little surprised that King's piece didn't make the cut because it was very, very good.

    Unless they missed the deadline to enter or something. So I'm a little curious now.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    If Chasing Jose is one of the best our business produced, we're all in trouble. I like Jordan a lot but that piece was a "fuck you Jose" because Jordan was pissed he couldn't pin Jose down for an interview. I used it as one of my discussion pieces in class last year and they were all pretty much disgusted that it qualified as journalism.

    I also thought the piece was a little too old to be included but clearly I'm wrong there.

    Congrats to all those who made the book.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    On the other end, if there's a Wright Thompson piece in it, the book will be the size of "The Arms of Krupp"
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone looking for inspiration should plan on picking up a copy. They always do a good job of widening the scope of what "sports writing" is and can be. In most cases, sports has little to do with what makes the stories great.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Can someone go through all those and tell me which ones I should read? I don't have time to read an entire book.
  9. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    At least one of these authors is an oblivious prima donna and a world-class overwriter who should drop to his knees every night and thank the sweet Lord he has editors to save him from himself. And that's all I'll say about it.

    (And, no, I didn't produce anything this year that could even remotely be considered sportswriting. When someone assembles The Best American Budget and Spreadsheet Writing 2011, however, I'm a shoo-in ... but anyone can write fiction.)
  10. Mike_Sielski

    Mike_Sielski Member

    I don't think I overwrite that much.
  11. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I'm disappointed this didn't make it, for the headline and the ending alone.

  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Hell, I'm exhausted just reading the table of contents.
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