Blackout At Home: When The Lights Went Out At Shea Stadium In 1977
40 years ago Thursday, the lights went out in New York and the city was plunged into 25 hours of chaos. Here's what that was like at Shea Stadium.
That Time Michael Jordan Allegedly Ran Up a Million-Dollar Golf Debt
Just before the 1993 NBA Finals, one of Jordan's golf buddies published "Michael & Me: Our Gambling Addiction...My Cry For Help!" The book is forgotten, but its lesson is not.
The NCAA Basketball Coach Who Confessed After 'Blue Chips,' but Only Told Half the Story
After seeing the 1994 film in which a cheating college basketball coach offers a postgame press conference mea culpa, Coastal Carolina's Russ Bergman called a local sports editor to do the same. But the truth was more complicated.
When JFK Fat-Shamed America's Youth: Throwback Thursday
In 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy wrote an article for Sports Illustrated titled "The Soft American," warning that the nation was producing too many large, doughy boys. For better and for worse, his ideas continue to resonate.
Remembering Hakeem Olajuwon's Phantom Quadruple-Double, and the Mystery of NBA Stat Cookin'
Hakeem Olajuwon's near quadruple double on March 3, 1990 was an early indicator that some NBA stats aren't what they seem.