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Best American Sports Writing 2011

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportsScribe5, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

    I see that Amazon has BASW 2011 slated to hit the shelves on Oct. 4. Has there been an early release of the stories/writers featured this year? What about the special mention list in the back of the book? Anyone got the scoop?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I believe I saw it at Barnes & Noble last weekend.

    And: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/85478/
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Request: Can the first person who gets a hard copy of this in his or her hands please PM me? I have a question.
  4. ringer

    ringer Active Member

    Has anyone seen the "Notables" in this year's edition yet?
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That's what I'm looking for, too, if anybody wonders.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I think Glenn explained that in another spread - I may run to my local B&N later and see if they have a copy. If so, I'll alert.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yeah, he and I have communicated before. It doesn't come out until it's in the book, on the newsstands. That's fine with me, no worries. But if somebody gets the book before me, would just be interested to know.
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Got my answer here, so no need for any more PMs, and thanks for thinking of me.
  9. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Since I know Glenn Stout occassionally views this forum perhaps he can answer a question. Why isn't the book availible on Kindle?
  10. Matt Sycamore

    Matt Sycamore New Member

    I have the book and had an hour to kill.
    Here's the "Notable Sports Writing of 2010."
    I apologize for any spelling errors.

    Kent Baab, Boxer’s Death Was Blow to KC, Kansas City Star, May 30, 2010
    Todd Balf, Desperate Measures, Runner’s World, August 2010
    Chris Ballard, The Magical Season of the Macon Ironmen, Sports Illustrated, June 28, 2010
    Bruce Barcott, Mind Games, Runner’s World, March 2010
    Rick Bass, Wild at Heart, Texas Monthly, July 2010
    Ken Berger, Determined Grant Eyes Future While Battling Relentless Opponent, CBSSports.com, Jan. 28, 2010
    Lenny Bernstein, A Dreamer’s Run, The Washington Post Magazine, May 2, 2010
    Sam Borden, Frankie Scafone: Unexpected Master With a Black Belt, The Journal News, Feb. 21, 2010
    Peter J. Boyer, Changing Lanes, The New Yorker, Feb. 8, 2010
    John Brant, Liberty and Justice, Runner’s World, September 2010
    Jamie Brisick, The Rosey Resurrection, The Surfer’s Journal, Summer 2010
    Chip Brown, What the Hell Happened to David Duval, Men’s Journal, June-July 2010
    Paul Burka, Mister Bridge, Texas Monthly, May 2010
    Eric Calderwood, Waiting for a Goal, The American Scholar, Autumn 2010
    Jim Caple, Johnny Weir Is a Real Man, ESPN.com, Jan. 14, 2010
    Ged Carbone, The Great Race, Rhode Island Monthly, May 2010
    Dirk Chatelain, The Legend of Bubba, The Omaha World-Herald, Dec. 26, 2010
    Peter Chilson, Sporting Lives: Travels with My Brother, Ascent, December 2010
    Robin Chotzinoff, The Ride of Their Lives, Bicycling, March 2010
    Kevin Cook, The Unstompable Roach, Playboy, Oct. 10, 2010
    Andrew Corsello, The Biggest Little Man in the World, GQ, April 2010
    Ron Currie Jr., How I Became a Yankees Fan, The Southern Review, Spring 2010
    Bryan Curtis, Arms Race, Texas Monthly, September 2010
    Nicholas Dawidoff, Rex Ryan: Bringing It Big, The New York Times Magazine, Sept. 8, 2010
    John Dean, The Great Santino, GQ, May 2010
    Mark Dent, Speaking About the Rucker, The Brew House, July 19, 2010
    Tom Dinard, The Finish Line, Flipcollective.com, April 26, 2010
    Tyler Dunne, Sting of Tragedies Can’t Shake Lumberton High Coach’s Bond With Players, The Fayetteville Observer, Oct. 10, 2010
    Jason Fagone, May the Best Nerd Win, Wired, December 2010
    David Fleming, As Easy as 1, 2, 3 … 756, 757, 758, ESPN The Magazine, April 19, 2010
    Ashley Fox, Reid’s Ordeal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 18, 2010
    Steve Friedman, The Race of His Life, Runner’s World, November 2010
    Tom Friend, Fifth and Goal, ESPN.com, Dec. 7, 2010
    Alison Glock, Unforgiven, ESPN The Magazine, Sept. 6, 2010
    Karl Taro Greenfeld, Genetic Engineering for the Preteen Set, The New York Observer, April 5, 2010
    Sean Gregory, Struck Out by Beisbol, Time, July 26, 2010
    S.C. Gwynne, Head Case, Texas Monthly, April 2010
    Michael Hall, About a Boy, Texas Monthly, September 2010
    Benjamin Hochman, George Karl’s Cancer Fight, The Denver Post, April 4, 2010
    Pat Jordan, The Babe, The Southern Review, Spring 2010
    Jonah Keri, A Not-So-Brief History of Pitching Injuries Starring Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers, Jonahkeri.com, September 13, 2010
    Brian Kevin, The Longest Haul, Sierra, May 2010
    Michael Leahy, Kicked Around, The Washington Post Magazine, Dec. 12, 2010
    Jay Lesandrini, Waiting on Deck, Sport Literate, Fall 2010
    Josh Levin, The Other Blind Sides, Slate,com, Oct. 14, 2010
    Laurence Lowe, The Justin Bieber of Bullfighting, Details. December 2010
    Dave McKenna, The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder, Washington City Paper, Nov. 19, 2010
    Manish Mehta, U.S. Olympic Hockey Player Bobby Ryan Reveals a Dark Family Secret, The Star-Ledger, Feb. 21, 2010
    Elizabeth Merrill, The Woman Forever Tied to Steve McNair, ESPN.com, July 4, 2010
    J.R. Moehringer, In It to Win It, GQ, March 2010
    Michael J. Mooney, Friday Night Tights, The Miami New Times, March 11-17, 2010
    Kenny Moore, Bernard LeGat Is Not Done Yet, Runner’s World, February 2010
    Tito Morales, Shalane Flanagan: The Runner’s Daughter, Marathon and Beyond, September-October 2010
    James Nestor, Tasty Freeze, Outside, January-February 2010
    Ian O’Connor, Boss’ Kindness Kept Olympian Afloat, ESPNNewYork.com, Dec. 31, 2010
    Danny O’Neil, Searching for the Boz, The Seattle Times, Aug. 15, 2010
    Nick Paumgarten, The Ski Gods, The New Yorker, March 15, 2010
    Charles P. Pierce, The Calmest Man in the Clubhouse, The Boston Globe Magazine, May 23, 2010
    Joe Posnanski, Where Are They Now: Stan Musial, Sports Illustrated, Aug. 2, 2010
    Eric Prisbell, Love and Basketball, The Washington Post, June 20, 2010
    Annie Proulx, A Year of Birds, Harper’s Magazine, December 2010
    Bill Reiter, Toughest Player in “Real Life,” The Kansas City Star, Jan. 17, 2010
    Kurt Rheinheimer, Ty Cobb: Death in the Dark, Blue Ridge Country, June 2010
    Stephen Rodrick, Brett Favre in Overtime, Men’s Journal, August 2010
    Richard Sandomir, At 1:42, Woods (Gasp!) Tees Off, The New York Times, April 9, 2010
    Gary Smith, The Unexpected Hero, Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010
    Toby Smith, It’s Time to Move On from the Latest Cliché, The Albuquerque Journal, April 20, 2010
    Michael Sokolove, From Boys to Pros, The New York Times Magazine, June 6, 2010
    Keith Spillett, On Losing, Tyrannyoftradition.wordpress.com, Dec. 3, 2010
    John Styf, The Final Score, The Beaumont Enterprise, Sept. 26, 2010
    Neil Swidey, What We Lose When Everybody Wins, The Boston Globe Magazine, Aug. 22, 2010
    Mark Synott, Borneo’s Forbidden Chasm, Men’s Journal, March 2010
    Rick Telander, What Football Did for Us … and What Football Did to Us, The Chicago Sun-Times, June 29-July 5, 2010
    Rachel Toor, The Colossal Crack, Running Times, June 2010
    James Traub, Mariano Rivera, King of the Closers, The New York Times Magazine, June 28, 2010
    Eric Weinberger, The Skiing Life, The New Haven Review, Winter 2010
    L. Jon Wertheim, The Amazing Race, Sports Illustrated, Sept. 20, 2010
    Jason Wolf, Breaking the Cycle, The Danville Register and Bee, March 7, 2010
    Alexander Wolff, The Hero Who Vanished, Sports Illustrated, March 8, 2010
    John Yargo, Stick and Move, The Ring, June 2010
    Ned Zeman, Higher, Colder, Deadlier, Vanity Fair, November 2010
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I don't know that I would say too many of those authors fall under the category of "unknown" or "up-and-coming," though of the stories I read on that list, I agree with most of the choices. Thought Merrill's McNair story and Prisbell's Wall story might get into the book.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I realize his work doesn't lend itself to great turns of phrase, but David Epstein's work in Sports Illustrated about genes, medical issues and science as it relates to sports has been pretty remarkable. Making a lot of that stuff readable to a mass audience can't be easy and he does it well.
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