Daniel Ricciardo and friends is must-see quarantine TV

This is Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. And this is pro snowboarder Scotty James. And this is Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis. They’re hot. They’re Australian. They’re BFFs and have an adorable friendship. They speak in Australian accents. And they’re having a lot of fun in quarantine. The trio have been giving each other challenges onContinue reading “Daniel Ricciardo and friends is must-see quarantine TV”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: Let me fix sports for you

You hear all the time about how sports need to be fixed. You hear it mostly with baseball, but the complaint trickles into other sports too every so often. It’s always “these dang kids and their phones and Twitters and short attention spans. What are we gonna do?!?!” Nevermind that Major League Baseball has insaneContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: Let me fix sports for you”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: Maybe running isn’t so terrible after all

I wasn’t going to run. On July 17, I saw an email in my inbox advertising the Martinsville Speedway Mile, a one-mile run on the NASCAR track. “I can do that. One mile. No problem,” I thought. I work out pretty regularly, run, bike, and hike a lot, and like to think I keep myselfContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: Maybe running isn’t so terrible after all”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: ‘Fair Pay to Play’ act could benefit more than just top college athletes

One summer night when I was in college my friends and I were meeting up at Applebees. One good friend was telling us how he had run a 5K that morning and finished second. “I won $25,” he told us. “But I couldn’t keep it, because it would have been an NCAA violation.” This friendContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: ‘Fair Pay to Play’ act could benefit more than just top college athletes”

Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: The line between gamesmanship and cheating

When I was 16 I played travel softball for a really, really good team. Like, stupid good. We finished third in the national world series tournament. Our No. 1 pitcher would sometimes back off her mid-60s fastball and throw a knuckleball. An underhanded knuckleball! I freak out every time I think about it. I knowContinue reading “Hangin’ with Miss Cooper: The line between gamesmanship and cheating”