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Your favorite SI story ever

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Go to the vault, find it (it's really easy) and post the link.

    Here's mine on the Boston College point shaving scandal.

  2. hwkcrz1

    hwkcrz1 Member

    I liked the story on the Rolle family
  3. Gator_Hawks

    Gator_Hawks Member

    Tom Verducci: I was a Toronto Blue Jay

  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Frank Deford's story on Bull Sullivan, the junior college coach from Mississippi who had a run and shoot with four and five wides in the early 60s, and, as Deford wrote, was the toughest coach. Ever. Story had me in tears at the end.
  5. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Perhaps not one of those classics, but this Verducci story on Rickey Henderson is probably my favorite of the last seven, eight years. Just enjoyable and fun, and actually pretty educational. It squashed the Olerud story for good.

  6. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Gary Smith's expose on Mike Tyson (called "Tyson the Timid, Tyson the Terrible")

  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    It'd be too tough to pick a serious one, so I'd go with the one written on Sam Malone, which coincided with the "Cheers" finale.
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    The Gary Smith story from (I think) 2001 on the black basketball coach in the mennonite town in Ohio.
  9. AD

    AD Active Member

    mark kram on the thrilla in manila
    gary smith on dale brown
    bill nack on sonny liston
    franz lidz on the buss family
  10. Situation

    Situation Member

    "The Unexpected Hero" by Gary Smith

  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Alexander Woolf's 1992 year-ender on the Duke-Kentucky NCAA regional final (aka, the Christian Laettner game):

  12. Ch.B

    Ch.B New Member

    Here's the link to the Smith story OnTheRiver mentions, "Higher Education." It's fantastic.

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