Pete Croatto

NFL

What Does It Take To Be A Buccaneers Season Ticket Holder For 40 Years?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers started their NFL life with a record 26 straight losses. Who would stick with the NFL's least essential team for four decades? This guy.
Pete Croatto
10.6.16
basement pursuits

The Managers: What Strat-O-Matic Meant to Its Creator, Its Fans, and Baseball

For inventor Hal Richman, the legendary baseball board game Strat-O-Matic was an escape from a difficult childhood. For generations of fans, it's just been an escape.
Pete Croatto
7.6.16
rugged boring masculinity

The Firmly Mediocre: Revisiting John Grisham's Sports Novels

John Grisham writes bestselling books, which is widely known. He's also written three forgettable, mostly forgotten bestselling SPORTS books. Sadly, we read them.
Pete Croatto
5.4.16
Film

Talking With Stephen Hopkins, Director Of "Race"

A conversation with the director of the new film "Race" on Jesse Owens' iconic run at the 1936 Olympics, bringing history to life, and sports as psychology lesson.
Pete Croatto
2.18.16
lucha libre

"I've Had Guys Get Me Into Headlocks:" Talking With The Directors of "Lucha Mexico"

Documentarians Ian Markiewicz and Alexandria Hammond spent four years around Lucha Libre, capturing its biggest and most brutal moments and its small, human ones.
Pete Croatto
11.12.15
things that happen in space

The True Story of the Goofiest Basketball Cards Ever Made

The NBA of the 1990's was a different, smaller, and more innocent thing. These goofy basketball cards by NBA HOOPS are proof. Here's how they came to be.
Pete Croatto
5.6.15