Kevin Cook

Does boxing still matter?

23 January 2024 11:50 pm

Quick — can you name boxing’s heavy-weight champion? If you’re like most readers, you drew a blank. If you’re a…

Is flag football the future of the game?

21 December 2023 2:50 pm

“Where does it stop?” Andy Reid was griping about the NFL’s new kickoff rule. This year, for the first time,…

Basketball is more popular, and soccer-like, than ever

14 September 2023 5:29 am

Basketball is one of America’s best exports. Back in 1992, NBA rosters featured only twenty-three foreign-born players from eighteen nations.…

Is Shohei Ohtani the GOAT?

18 August 2023 11:30 am

How good is Shohei Ohtani? “If he were a Yankee, he’d be Taylor Swift-famous,” a friend says. That might be…

The rise of the golf rebels

21 May 2023 2:18 am

Golf wasn’t supposed to be this much fun. Now in its second season, LIV Golf keeps upping the stakes in…

Did Ernest Hemingway have CTE?

29 March 2023 2:00 pm

It was July 2, 1961. Ernest Hemingway was three weeks shy of his sixty-second birthday. He had been living comfortably…

Thirty years from Waco: what the fatal siege wrought

25 January 2023 2:32 am

On a windy morning thirty years ago, the FBI staged a surprise attack on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.…