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How a Typo Ruined My First Playoff Interview with an NBA Superstar

Let me start off with a little background: It’s the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Shaq-Kobe Lakers and the C-Webb, Vlade, Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings – the team that Shaq famously called the “Queens”. Back then, I was dividing my time between writing cover stories and features for Men’s Fitness and writing columns for a then-fledgling basketball website called HoopsHype.com. If you’re a …

The 15 Most Memorable Books I Read in 2016

Why most memorable? Because “best” and “top” in my opinion aren’t really helpful when it comes to book recommendations. Some books make an impact. Some don’t. These did. As you’ll see, many of these books were not published this year. A few were holdovers from last year that I never got to and a few more were books that I’ve always wanted to read that …

This is Why I Failed the 30-Day Sardine Challenge

For starters, screw the slimy little fish darts. To hell with their goopy guts and stringy spines and silvery, slippery skin. I don’t care how many Omega-3 fatty acids they have or about their healthy calcium content or even that they’re loaded with protein. Doesn’t matter to me that they’re good for your skin and your hair or that Tim Ferriss is a huge advocate. I …

Politicians Suck at Wearing Baseball Hats – I Examine Why

I’m going to borrow one of President Obama’s favorite verbal tics and open with this statement: let me be perfectly clear, this is NOT a feature about politics or policy or politicians’ policies. It’s about baseball hats. I don’t care what you think politically and I’m confident you don’t care what I think. What I’m concerned with here is the disturbing and overwhelming inability of …