BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2013

Guest Editor J.R. Moehringer

 CONTENTS

 

KAREN RUSSELL. The Blind Faith of the One-Eyed Matador

from GQ

 

MICHAEL MOONEY. The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever

from D Magazine

 

THOMAS LAKE. The Legacy of Wes Leonard

from Sports Illustrated

 

CHRIS BALLARD. Mourning Glory

from Sports Illustrated

 

BILL LITTLEFIELD. The Gym at 3rd and Ross

from OnlyAGame.WBUR.org

 

KENT BABB. Arrowhead Anxiety

from the Kansas City Star

 

JASON SCHWARTZ. End Game

from Boston Magazine

 

BILL GIFFORD. It’s Not About the Lab Rats

from Outside

 

NICOLE PASULKA. Eddie is Gone

from The Believer

 

JONATHAN SEGURA. The Game of His Life.

from GQ

 

ERIK MALINOWSKI. The Making of Homer at the Bat

from Deadspin.com

 

BRIDGET QUINN. At Swim, Two Girls

from NarrativeMagazine.com

 

ALLISON GLOCK. At the Corner of Love and Basketball

from ESPN: The Magazine

 

RICK REILLY. Chy Johnson and Her Boys

from ESPN.com

 

BURKHARD BILGER. The Strongest Man in the World

from the New Yorker

 

BARRY BEARAK. Caballo Blanco’s Last Run

from the New York Times

 

MARK SINGER. Marathon Man

from The New Yorker

 

DAN KOEPPEL. Redemption of the Running Man

from Runner’s World

 

CINTHIA RITCHIE. Running

From Sport Literate

CHARLES SIEBERT. Goal to Go

from The New York Times Magazine

 

DAVID SIMON. Fear the Bird

from Sports Illustrated

 

GARY SMITH. Why Don’t More Athletes Take a Stand?

from Sports Illustrated

 

PATRICK HRUBY. Did Football Kill Austin Trenum?

From Washingtonian

 

WRIGHT THOMPSON. Urban Meyer Will Be Home for Dinner

from ESPN The Magazine

 

PAUL SOLOTAROFF. The NFL’s Secret Drug Problem

from Men’s Journal

 

JEFF MACGREGOR. Waiting for Goodell

from ESPN.com

 

 

Please note that all submissions to the Guest Editor are made “blind,” not identified by author or source, that the Guest Editor makes the final selections and that the Notable Sports Writing of 2012 list will appear in the book and here: http://www.hmhbooks.com/hmh/bestamerican/sportsbookdetails   It generally includes most, but not necessarily all, of the stories submitted to the Guest Editor for consideration.  The Guest Editor is always welcome to include stories not put forward by the series editor.