All Richard Hoffer Stories
The Great Impostor
Ron Weaver tricked Texas into prolonging his life in football
Bye George, You Got It
George Steinbrenner was a polarizing figure, but no owner understood his audience better
Too Close For Comfort
Sure, we love NASCAR's menu of high-speed mayhem, but as a near catastrophic crash at Daytona made clear, the risk is all-too real
Long boxing's most glittering—and marketable—star, Oscar De La Hoya cashes out against Manny Pacquiao
As evidenced by the Heat and the Eagles, it's time for athletes to get hip to the hubris of the Dream Team tag
Private Parts? If Only!
By exhibiting their all on the Internet, athletes are doing no one any favors. Especially themselves
Something to Talk About
The Manti Te'o girlfriend saga played out fittingly and fascinatingly in the lurid light of daytime TV
In Vin Veritas
Dodgers win, Dodgers lose, Dodgers come, Dodgers go, but one truth remains constant: Vin Scully—half a century in the L.A. booth—remains the play-by-play gold standard
Dispatch From the Future
Now that the Astros are your 2017 world champions, we take a look back at the rocky road that got them here
Water, Water, Everywhere
Had it with soaked greens and eternal games? Blame it on the rain
The death of Hector Camacho was the latest reminder that for too many fighters, boxing only forestalls an inevitable demise
Jim McKay 1921--2008
For 40 years he explored, grieved with and marveled at the world of sports
Oh, What a Night!
After 40 years Ali-Frazier I still takes the title
Pat Summerall 1930--2013
The iconic NFL star brought insight, understated dignity and a mellifluous voice to the booth
The Rites (and Wrongs) of Spring
Does baseball's preseason matter? The Astros are praying it doesn't
Really Rockin' The Vote
DREW CAREY'S SEATTLE SOUNDERS ARE ENFRANCHISING FANS ON FRANCHISE MATTERS, BUT ARE SPORTS READY FOR DEMOCRACY?
A Dandy Run
Quarterback, announcer, celebrity, Don Meredith remained his own man
Weighing the Q Factor
Quitters never win, but sometimes even winners (when they're losing—sorry, Rory) get the urge to pack it in. Is that so wrong?
Let's Get Physical
Broadcasters and coaches love to cite it, but what exactly is the Big Mo?