Sam Eifling

Sam Eifling is an itinerant freelance writer and editor.

Sports Nut
Jan. 30 2013 4:52 PMWalk It Off, ChampWhy NFL team doctors are ethically compromised.
Sports Nut
March 19 2008 7:10 AMTeams We HateDuke, USC, Cornell, and eight more odious schools in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Dec. 6 2007 2:58 PMWatch Me NowAssessing the best portable DVD players.
Sports Nut
Dec. 19 2006 12:02 PMThe Death of College BasketballNCAA hoops is past its prime. Here's what should replace it.
Sports Nut
June 16 2006 5:01 PMI Want To Be Like DwyaneWhy Wade is basketball's most lovable superstar.
Heavy Petting
Aug. 26 2005 7:23 AMThe Dogs of Track and FieldHow to turn your pet into a superstar athlete.
Sports Nut
Oct. 28 2003 4:46 PMThe LoserWhy does the NBA's worst coach have a new job?
Sports Nut
June 16 2003 5:36 PMThe 7-Foot SquareWhy you don't love Tim Duncan.
Sports Nut
May 22 2003 5:58 PMThe NBA's Grassy KnollWhy conspiracy theorists flock to pro basketball.
Sports Nut
May 2 2003 1:27 PMPlayers BawlYour coach left. Now stop whining.
Sports Nut
Aug. 5 2009 12:14 PMThe Only Bigmouths Were the FishMy short, bewildering seasons covering the professional bass circuit.
Sports Nut
Feb. 6 2008 2:38 PMGone Fishin'On the eve of his retirement, Bob Knight discusses his greatest passion: bass.
Sports Nut
March 30 2007 4:09 PMWe Are the Anti-Champions!The biggest losers of the NCAA Tournament.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2006 4:17 PMHow Can You Tell If an NFL Player Stinks?It's hard!
Sept. 20 2005 5:54 AMBooster ShotHow well do those energy drinks work?
The Good Word
Sept. 27 2004 5:33 PMLike a HurricaneJournalists struggle to describe Jeanne's mighty winds.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2003 5:40 PMFish FryWhy Marlins fans should root for the Yankees.
Sports Nut
June 12 2003 5:04 PMRequiem for the Big EastThe conference is about to disintegrate. Will anyone miss it?
Sports Nut
May 7 2003 3:08 PMThe Charlotte Dragons?!The new NBA franchise picks three awful mascots.
Sports Nut
Feb. 19 2003 10:27 AMName That TeamHave the sports leagues run out of mascots?


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Americans' Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s
  News & Politics
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.