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The Early Season NFL Panic List — A predictable side effect of the NFL becoming America's Most Vitally Important Human Activity (Outside of Screaming at Each Other Over the Election) is that every aspect of it becomes unhinged and amplified. For example: early season panic. We freak out earlier than ever.

Are You Ready to Watch Football Differently? — The other night, without asking permission, Twitter delivered a Jets-Bills NFL game to my phone. My reaction was not unlike those times when our family cat would drag an already-chewed-upon, halfway-to-heaven critter from the rooftop down into the living room, proudly depositing it on the rug.

Mikey Brannigan’s Ready for the Long Run — "To tell you the truth, I don't know if I'll hold it in, or lose it completely," Edie Brannigan said. This was last week, while Brannigan was still at her family's home in East Northport, N.Y., a couple days from getting on a plane to Rio de Janeiro to watch her son, Mikey, compete for Team USA in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Booster | Observer — At 73, master municipal-bond seller Jim Lebenthal was close to giving it all up, reports jason gay, to make little videos promoting the city he loved. But when the towers on which he'd sold thousands of investors went down, how could he go on?Jim Lebenthal didn't have to be in the office anymore.

Sixteen Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. When the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback held a protest in the NFL preseason, America immediately started yelling-when it should have been listening 1.

Majors vs. Slams: A Minor Tennis Debate — Bud Collins has departed us for the great round-robin in the sky, which means two things for this year's U.S. Open: The great American tennis tournament is no longer graced by the sport's most beloved journalist and enthusiast, and there's been a severe downturn in men's style.

Super Bowl Party: 22 More Rules-Jason Gay — This is the Journal's second annual Super Bowl Party Rules column, which I guess makes it Super Bowl Party Rules 2, which sounds like a terrible movie starring Ryan Reynolds. You can see why the NFL loves to spiff up its Super Bowl with fancy-pants Roman numerals.

How the U.S. Open Made Practice Perfect — I guess it's impossible to write a column about practice in this day and age without somebody making the Allen Iverson joke, "We're talking about practice?" So let's just get that tired gag out of the way, right here, up top. Done! Now let's talk about tennis practice at the U.S.

The Wonder That Tennis Forgot — Wesley Chapel, Fla. He is the unfrozen phenom. Brian Baker was going to be a tennis star. That's where this was headed. A decade ago, Baker was one of the best junior tennis players in the world, the wiry kid from Nashville, Tenn., with the punishing game, so good he would later reach the boys' final of the French Open in 2003.

Roger! Rafa! Rod! A Historic Tennis Summit for Laver — As a group, they resembled the Tennis Super Friends, gathered at the Baseline Hall of Justice-a comic book-like tableau of legends, a little too surreal to absorb all at once. They assembled on the 20th floor of New York's St. Regis Hotel on Wednesday morning, dressed not in shorts and headbands, but in immaculate shirts and jackets.
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RT @MaxACohen: *Weekly occurrence this summer* WSJ staffer: Where'd you go to school? Me: Michigan. WSJ staffer: Of course. *eye…

Sep 29, 2016

The most urgent issue facing America right now: Michigan Football Must Be Stopped. A thorough case for the @WSJ 

Sep 28, 2016

Wisconsin must crush Michigan. Not just for Wisconsin. For America. My very objective @WSJ column: 

Sep 28, 2016

RT @SethAMandel: "Name a foreign leader you admire." "The former president of Mexico." "Which one?" "Aargh." Gary Johnson everyone. Vote early and often.

Sep 28, 2016

He's trying to be funny about it, but it's about as funny as a library on fire. 

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