Sports Nut
Sports Nut
March 30 2016 8:08 AMAmerica’s Favorite Pastime Returns to HavanaHow should we feel about Major League Baseball’s return to Cuba?
March 25 2016 11:55 AMJohan Cruyff Was RightHow the Dutch legend invented modern soccer.
March 24 2016 6:16 PMA Decade of Hate Mail From Duke Basketball Fans“I have read your idiotic and ranting piece on Duke, you sleazy toad,” and other letters.
March 22 2016 12:00 PMNobody Has Ever Been More Fun to Watch Than Stephen Curry in 2016Except maybe Pedro Martinez in 2000.
March 17 2016 10:07 AMNo Shining MomentBen Simmons won’t be playing in the NCAA Tournament. Who’s to blame for his sad, pointless college career?
March 15 2016 4:11 PMWho Invented the Greatest Taunt in Sports?The history of the “air ball” chant.
March 14 2016 2:58 PMHow to Win Your NCAA PoolAct like a hedge fund manager and pick Virginia to win it all.
March 2 2016 12:16 PMDonald Trump Made Golf Great AgainNow the sport’s bigwigs are wishing he hadn’t.
Feb. 24 2016 4:28 PMAn Interview With Sepp Blatter (or Possibly a Nigerian Scammer)The former FIFA president—or, perhaps, a West African email con artist—on World Cup scandals, the candidates to replace him, and Donald Trump.
Feb. 15 2016 5:40 AMHipsters Are Ruining SurfingMobs of newbies are polluting the soul of the sport.
Feb. 8 2016 5:18 AMWhy You Hated the Super BowlIt was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.
Feb. 7 2016 11:31 PMOne of the Worst Super Bowls EverThe Denver Broncos win a grim, tedious, maddeningly ugly football game.
Feb. 5 2016 3:34 PMPeyton Manning, You’re Our Only HopeHow the NFL’s model citizen could end the NFL’s dumb war on drugs.
Feb. 4 2016 3:52 PMCam Newton Will Not Stop SmilingCan the Carolina Panthers quarterback make it OK for athletes to look like they’re having fun?
Feb. 3 2016 9:51 AMWhen Media Day Goes Prime TimeMore glitz, more splash, all the same silliness.
March 25 2016 2:51 PMThe Gray Lady on Gray MatterWhat’s new in the New York Times’ big, front-page story on the NFL and concussions?
March 25 2016 7:34 AMWhen Stephen Curry Became Stephen CurryHow the best shooter in basketball history nearly led Davidson—Davidson!—to the 2008 Final Four.
March 22 2016 6:11 PM“And That’s Considered a Rebound”Airplane! director Jerry Zucker analyzes Taurean Prince’s ingenious, deadpan March Madness press conference.
March 17 2016 12:40 PMWhat Twitter’s Smartest Coaches, Players, and Sports Writers Are Saying About the NCAA TournamentCheck out the instant locker room.
March 16 2016 10:45 AMThe March Madness Buzzer-BeaterWhat it’s like to make a game-winning shot in the NCAA Tournament, and what it’s like to miss one.
March 14 2016 3:35 PMEverything You Need to Know About March MadnessWhat are the best teams? Who’s the tallest guy? Which player enjoys gyros?
March 6 2016 12:30 PMPeyton Manning’s Wobbly SpiralThe NFL star capped a legendary career with a “dream ending” in Super Bowl 50. That won’t make his legacy any less messy.
Feb. 28 2016 12:03 PMStephen Curry Is Not a Human BeingThis is not how sports are supposed to work. 
Feb. 16 2016 6:41 PMEverything We Know About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Peyton ManningWhat’s the quarterback accused of doing? Why did these claims resurface? What does Shaun King have to do with it?
Feb. 11 2016 4:25 PMRoger Goodell Isn’t a Liar. He’s a Bullshitter.Towards a theory of pro football public relations.
Feb. 8 2016 1:02 AMGame Over. Mercifully.The 10 saddest, most futile moments in a terrible, terrible Super Bowl.
Feb. 7 2016 5:02 PMThe Tweet BowlWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Super Bowl.
Feb. 4 2016 6:06 PMI Hate Peyton ManningWhy doesn’t everybody else?
Feb. 3 2016 6:40 PMNational Signing Day, ExplainedA guide to the convoluted and ridiculous rituals of college football’s signing day.
Feb. 2 2016 10:28 AMA Guide to Getting a Football From Cam NewtonStep 1: Be a kid.