Sure, Forest City was a fairly common nickname. But with one of the best metro park systems in the country, there’s no reason we shouldn’t own this one.
New work up on Grantland, accompanying an awesome story by Jordan Conn called “The Canadian College Basketball Dynasty You’ve Never Heard Of" (seriously, go read it).
The piece was inspired by Jacob Weinstein, the incredible artist behind the Free Darko art.
All, if you haven’t heard, I wrote a book and it’s available for purchase here while quantities last. I want to thank everyone for their word of mouth and support on the project so far. I’ve well exceeded my initial expectations for the first print run. If you still haven’t gotten your copy yet, do so before all the copies I’m planning to print are accounted for! For $15 USD, you get 80-pages of fun sports writing and awesome illustrations like the one above from Mike McGrath.
This week, I did a Q&A with The Sports Fan Journal about the project, joined friend of the blog Oakley & Allen for a Starting Five segment, and also guested on The Barnstormer’s “Round Bus” sports roundtable segment. Check those out.
Go support the project and have a wonderful weekend!
New piece that just went up on Grantland, Left Brain–Right Brain Midseason Premier League Report Card written by Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman.
That’s Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Yaya Toure of Man City for those who may not be so adept at identifying their EPL footballers.