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Xmas time--BASW '07 stories

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mike_Sielski, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Mike_Sielski

    Mike_Sielski Member


    Here they are, with as many links as I could find via Google.



    Table of Contents:
    Foreword xi
    Introduction by David Maraniss xvii

    Larry Brown. The White Coon 1
    from Field & Stream

    Derek Zumsteg. Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever 7
    from USS Mariner.com

    Oscar Casares. Ready for Some Fútbol? 22
    from Texas Monthly
    (just an excerpt)

    Chris Ballard. The Game of the Year 28
    from Sports Illustrated

    Dave Hyde. Filling in the Pieces of Jake Scott 42
    from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    Wright Thompson. Fading Away 54
    from ESPN.com

    John Klima. Deal of the Century 63
    from The (Torrance, California) Daily Breeze

    William C. Rhoden. An Unknown Filly Dies, and the Crowd Just Shrugs 81
    from The New York Times

    Jeff MacGregor. Let Us Now Raze Famous Men 84
    from Sports Illustrated

    Sally Jenkins. Only Medal for Bode Is Fool’s Gold 104
    from The Washington Post

    Daniel Coyle. That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger 107
    from The New York Times Play Magazine
    (page down to read story)

    Mimi Swartz. Polite When in Neutral 120
    from The New York Times Play Magazine

    Ian Frazier. Snook 131
    from The New Yorker
    (it's just the article's abstract)

    William Finnegan. Blank Monday 144
    from The New Yorker
    (again, just the abstract)

    Michael Lewis. What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake at Night 159
    from The New York Times Play Magazine

    Robert Huber. The Madness of John Chaney 181
    from Philadelphia Magazine

    Michael Wilbon. The Real Deal in So Many Ways 192
    from The Washington Post

    Bob Hohler. $neaker War 196
    from The Boston Globe

    Sara Corbett. Baseball for Life 225
    from The New York Times Play Magazine

    Eli Saslow. A New Game Plan 240
    from The Washington Post Magazine

    Eric Neel. The Saturday Game 261
    from ESPN.com

    Bryan Smith. Playing 4 Keeps 282
    from Chicago Magazine

    L. Jon Wertheim. The Ultimate Assist 293
    from SI.com

    Bruce Wallace. In Iraq, Soccer Field Is No Longer a Refuge 304
    from The Los Angeles Times,+Soccer+Field+Is+No+Longer+a+Refuge+%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&ie=UTF-8
    (page down to read story)

    Steve Friedman. A Moment of Silence 309
    from Runner’s World

    John Brant. Team Hoyt Starts Again 322
    from Runner’s World

    Paul Cullum. The Big Show by Little People 337
    from The Los Angeles Times Magazine

    Bill Buford. Talking Turkey 346
    from The New Yorker

    Contributors’ Notes 359
    Notable Sports Writing of 2006 365
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nothing from the Dwarf or Loopy and Rhoden's story has nothing to do with race (wasn't a bad read, actually. Depressing, but solid)... might have to buy this after all...
  3. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    The Saslow story gave me chills. It's outstanding.
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Hasn't some variation of the "bugs bunny = greatest player ever" story been floating around teh internets for years now?
  5. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I read "The White Coon" shortly after my Field & Stream hit my mailbox.
    Very sad story.
  6. Thanks, Mike ... Interesting list.
  7. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    Yes, Bristol, interesting list, but it's a waste of space to run it back like that.
  8. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Is there anywhere to find TOC for other Best American books?
  9. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    How is the DFW piece on Federer not in here?
  10. Amen, JMac...I'll never forget reading that story in Communications 415: Media Law. I sat in my cramped seat, bawling, at something that wasn't really all that sad. But the pure emotion of the damn article just floored me. Damn.

    And the Saslow story is indeed amazing...
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    One story from the pages of Texas Monthly, another written by the mag's executive editor.

    Love Texas Monthly.

    Also think Hyde's piece on Jake Scott was very worthy.
  12. Agree whole-heartedly on the Scott story. If I were a teacher, I'd bring it to my class to provide examples of three things: scene-setting, flow, persistence. That must've been a damn tough story to get, and he wrote it beautifully.
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