Sportswriter Bill Simmons Profiled at Length in the New York Times

Some of you out there enjoy sports, and you read Grantland.com‘s Bill Simmons.  Simmons is not a Christian writer; his material can be racy, even gross.  If you enjoy thoughtful sportswriting, however, he is tough to beat.  I read him with discretion. The New York Times recently published a lengthy magazine piece entitled “Can Bill [Read More...]

Really Important Things: The Debacle That Was Danny Ainge’s Dealmaking

The Boston Celtics aren’t that important.  So this blog isn’t actually about something really important.  Really important things include, for example, the birth of a new boy in my family.  My son is named Gavin Edwards Strachan.  He joined us on Wednesday, and he’s doing great, praise God. The Boston Celtics, by contrast, are just [Read More...]

The Celtics, the Lakers, and Some Thoughts on the State of the NBA and its Narcissistic Stars

Tonight at 9:30pm, the Celtics and Lakers begin competition for the NBA championship. For those who don’t know, this is a renaissance of basketball, one that hearkens back some two decades to the glory days of the NBA, when Larry Bird worked his Hoosier magic and Magic Johnson (an overrated player–but then again, I am [Read More...]

Reflecting on the Turbulent, Sad, and Triumphant Life of Pete Maravich

Mark Kriegel’s Pistol came out in 2007 and tells the fascinating and tragic story of the basketball player known as “Pistol” Pete Maravich (1947-1988). I highly recommend it to most anyone who likes reading, and to those who like biographies, and to those who like sports, and to those who like good writing. This is [Read More...]


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