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FIFA’s Overdue Day of Reckoning — At a Brooklyn news conference, the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, condemned them as schemers who "corrupted the business of world-wide soccer" to line their bespoke pockets. In Zurich, they were marched out the door from-naturally-a five-star hotel, hidden behind sheets. Eight hundred thread-count sheets, one has to assume.

What It Means to Be a Hall of Famer — Cambridge, Mass. Last Saturday, my late father, Ward Gay, was elected to the sports hall of fame in the city he grew up in, Cambridge, Mass. It was a fun night of reminiscing with old friends, and the recognition meant a great deal to everyone in my family.

David Letterman at Peace — "Oh, my God - fantastic! They're calling from the Museum of the Moving Image. We have couriers on motorcycles on the way!" It's an early evening in late August, and David Letterman is giving a predictably sarcastic postmortem on tonight's taping of Late Show, which ended just a few minutes ago.

The Triple Crown: We Want Answers — Yowza- neeiiihhhgh! Here we go again: For the second year in a row and the 14th time since Affirmed won it in 1978, a horse has won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness back-to-back and is now in position to win the Triple Crown.

Letterman, the Last American Broadcaster — David Letterman leaves late-night television next week, and the past month has delivered a merry rollout of retrospectives and tributes, not to mention starry farewells, on the CBS show. There was flirty Julia Roberts wrapped in a "Late Show" varsity jacket; there was Bill Clinton offering retirement advice; there was Howard Stern perched next to 89-year-old Don Rickles-a wicked hydra of American insult humor, giving Dave an appropriately insolent goodbye.

Should the NBA Free the Free Throw? — Are you any good at shooting free throws? I'm not. I'm terrible. There are rare moments when my shot looks handsome. The basketball rolls off my fingertips, there's a graceful, spinning arc, and the ball drops sweetly into the net.

Taking Yogi Berra to 'Moneyball' — It's not clear if the kids running down the aisle recognize the sturdy older gentleman waiting for the 4 p.m. movie. But he looks like someone they ought to know. He's dressed sharply-navy blazer, khaki pants, a bright red sweater. His wife of 62 years, Carmen, buys a small bag of popcorn and follows him into the theater.

The NFL Dares to Sit Tom Brady — The NFL has parked Tom Brady for the first four games of the 2015 regular season, which sounds like a big deal, though if you spend any time following Brady's superhuman life, I am fairly certain he will find something amusing and chic to do with the sudden spare time.

What Will the NFL Do About Tom Brady? — Will the NFL give Tom Brady a timeout? The potential icing of New England's glamourama quarterback is the liveliest chat topic in the North American sports world, even as the NHL plunges deep into its Stanley Cup playoffs, the formerly-fetid Houston Astros are a World Series-bound baseball lock (Fine: maybe), and the undermanned Washington Wizards are now the nation's favorite basketball oddity (Paul Pierce for President and Prime Minister.)

Deflategate: Taking the Air Out of the Patriotsssssss — He said that on the day of the AFC Championship Game, he entered the bathroom, dropped the ball bags to his left, and used the urinal to his right. That bathroom, however, does not contain a urinal. -Page 59, Investigative Report Concerning Footballs Used During the AFC Championship on Jan.
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May 29, 2015

Look: if FIFA vote goes to 2nd round you're looking at a Fri. night stay at 5 star hotel and at that point, you may as well take the wknd.

May 28, 2015

RT @RBlumenstein: Congrats to my @WSJ colleagues for winning a Pulitzer prize for "Medicare Unmasked," a "pioneering" project.

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