Final week of the 2019 Tournament of Books!
The Rooster crows! It's finals week in the 2019 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
Cracks are appearing in football’s helmet—injuries to athletes, injuries to the game. For one former high school and college player, the damage has gone too far.
Think baseball today is rotten from drugs and punks? A century ago, things weren’t much better. A brief history of baseball’s dark traditions—cheating, substance abuse, obscenity, violence—and the colorful players who brought them to life.
In the late 1870s, baseball was at risk of dying out before it even got started, strangled by a teetotaling, law-abiding, church-going new league. Then a German saloonkeeper in St. Louis got involved.
Try to figure out what the below map means using only clues contained within the map—the relationships between color-coded regions, say, or perhaps word clues. Anything you can...
Try and guess what it references. The answer is linked after the jump.
How to play, how to win, and how to act like you won whether you did or not.
The NFL is an emperor with no clothes, no morals, and vaults of gold. As we prepare for Super Bowl XLVII, author Dave Zirin explains how greed and corruption have ruined the game, endangered players, and fleeced the public.
(One clue to get you started: The map doesn’t represent gross national anything.)