The author of the Mike Brown profile, John Eligon (who is black), wrote for me at our college newspaper, and I'm sure there was a night or two in there when we, too, "dabbled in drugs and alcohol." John's sharp as hell. I don't believe for a minute he'd adduce a taste for weed and amateur rap as evidence of "problem"… » 8/25/14 10:55am Monday 10:55am

Hey, ESPN Sorta Asked Bob Bowlsby If He Works Harder Than His Secretary

This is pretty cool. On Thursday, I offered a leather-bound edition of Das Kapital to any reporter who asked Bob Bowlsby just one little question. Bowlsby is the Big 12 commissioner who, in an act of face-melting chutzpah, recently decided to wrap himself in Marx's labor theory of value as intellectual cover for not… » 8/09/14 10:03am 8/09/14 10:03am

Not Twitter, but in the spirit of the proceedings: Joe Posnanski unfriended me on Facebook a few years back. Not sure when, but I'm guessing it happened shortly after we'd started cuffing him around over the Paterno book. We're not close or anything, and I don't blame him at all for wanting nothing to do with… » 8/05/14 12:48pm 8/05/14 12:48pm

What About The Maturation Of Peter King?

The first item in Peter King's latest MMQB column is about Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and "maturation." Specifically, it is about how one of the NFL's most important figures refuses to set aside childish things and instead wallows in a state of doltish adolescence. When, the reader is left to wonder, will Peter… » 8/04/14 1:01pm 8/04/14 1:01pm