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The Best American Sports Writing 2013 Contents

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Glenn Stout, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Glenn Stout

    Glenn Stout Member

    Since galley/review copies are being distributed, I am happy to release the contents of BASW 2013. Please note that this year, as in every other year, the final selections are made by the guest editor, in this case J.R. Moehringer. As always, the guest editor is always welcome to include selections not put forward by the Series Editor, and all stories put forward by the Series Editor are done so blindly, not identified by either source or author. The “Notable Sports Writing of 2012″ will only appear in the print or e-book edition and will not be reprinted here.

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  2. KAREN RUSSELL. The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador
    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201210/one-eyed-matador

    MICHAEL MOONEY. The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever
    http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/D_Magazine/2012/July/The_Most_Amazing_Bowling_Story_Ever_Bill_Fong.aspx

    THOMAS LAKE. The Legacy of Wes Leonard
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1194912/

    CHRIS BALLARD. Mourning Glory
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1206189/

    BILL LITTLEFIELD. The Gym at 3rd and Ross
    http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2012/04/13/third-and-ross

    KENT BABB. Arrowhead Anxiety
    http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/14/3371495/arrowhead-anxiety-turnover-off.html

    JASON SCHWARTZ. End Game
    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/07/38-studios-end-game/

    BILL GIFFORD. It’s Not About the Lab Rats
    http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/athletes/lance-armstrong/Its-Not-About-the-Lab-Rats.html

    NICOLE PASULKA. Eddie is Gone
    http://www.believermag.com/issues/201209/?read=article_pasulka

    JONATHAN SEGURA. The Game of His Life.
    http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201205/manchester-united-game-of-his-life-soccer-football-gq-may-2012

    ERIK MALINOWSKI. The Making of Homer at the Bat
    http://deadspin.com/5886723/the-making-of-homer-at-the-bat-the-episode-that-conquered-prime-time-20-years-ago-tonight

    BRIDGET QUINN. At Swim, Two Girls
    http://www.narrativemagazine.com/issues/spring-2012/swim-two-girls

    ALLISON GLOCK. At the Corner of Love and Basketball
    http://espn.go.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/7985309/malika-willoughby-rosalind-ross-had-tragic-love-story-espn-magazine

    RICK REILLY. Chy Johnson and Her Boys
    http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8579599/chy-johnson-boys

    BURKHARD BILGER. The Strongest Man in the World
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/23/120723fa_fact_bilger

    BARRY BEARAK. Caballo Blanco’s Last Run
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/sports/caballo-blancos-last-run-the-micah-true-story.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    MARK SINGER. Marathon Man
    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/06/120806fa_fact_singer

    DAN KOEPPEL. Redemption of the Running Man

    CINTHIA RITCHIE. Running
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsportliterate.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FRunning.pdf&ei=gpL1UYrCPLTD4AOIoYHYBg&usg=AFQjCNH5eLaFq2zwzngkLTLDJCulFVWZEQ&sig2=U_RSGNQkAJZ0m9fikkGBQQ&bvm=bv.49784469,d.dmg

    CHARLES SIEBERT. Goal to Go
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/the-hard-life-of-an-nfl-long-shot.html?pagewanted=all

    DAVID SIMON. Fear the Bird
    http://davidsimon.com/fear-the-bird-the-sports-illustrated-reprise/

    GARY SMITH. Why Don’t More Athletes Take a Stand?
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1201772/

    PATRICK HRUBY. Did Football Kill Austin Trenum?
    http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/did-football-kill-austin-trenum/

    WRIGHT THOMPSON. Urban Meyer Will Be Home for Dinner
    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8239451/ohio-state-coach-urban-meyer-new-commitment-balancing-work-family-life

    PAUL SOLOTAROFF. The NFL’s Secret Drug Problem
    http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/the-nfls-secret-drug-problem-20121127

    JEFF MACGREGOR. Waiting for Goodell
    http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/11772/waiting-for-goodell

    Thanks, Small Town Guy. All the links should be proper now.
     
  3. Glenn Stout

    Glenn Stout Member

    But you missed JR's Intro...
     
  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Here's David Simon's.

    http://davidsimon.com/fear-the-bird-the-sports-illustrated-reprise/
     
  5. Glenn, I'll likely buy the book anyway but wanted to give everyone a chance to read what's in it.
     
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Is there still this insistence that Stout get a subscription if you want to enter a story?
    I had one I wanted to enter and got laughed out of the circulation office when I said they had to send a year's freebie.
     
  7. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Anyone, readers, writers, editors, could submit their stories for consideration and I'm pretty sure that's been the case since its inception. The subscription had nothing to do with whether or not you could submit your story.
     
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Simon's is predictably awesome. Particularly the part where he describes watching part of the epic 1988 losing streak in the homicide unit of the police department. That gig, as anybody who appreciates great TV knows, led to Homicide: Life on the Street.
     
  9. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Respectfully, that Wetzel's column on Brady after the Super Bowl did not make it feels very wrong.
     
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    My picks from earlier this year:

    I knew Hall's dogs story wouldn't make the cut. I feel as though the wrong Hruby story made it, though. The sports welfare one was probably the best thing I read last year. It was so important. I also agree on Wetzel's Brady story, which was the best deadline writing of the year. And I think Sokolove's Pistorius profile seems even more relevant now.

    That said, I'm contented by most of the picks, especially the three overlapping ones. It is fairly stunning, though, that Grantland, Sports on Earth, The Classical, SB Nation Longform and the like all were snubbed.
     
  11. Glenn Stout

    Glenn Stout Member

    Exactly.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    That little disclaimer you write each year sure makes it sound like you have to have a subscription before a story is considered.
     
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