Le Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey French Open

By Phil Hecken, with doubles partner Brinke Guthrie

Last week I threatened promised you I’d be back with my doubles partner, UW West Coast Correspondent Brinke Guthrie, who’ll be joining me today for our “take” on the French Open, the tennis tournament beginning in Paris this coming Monday. This marks our third post together, . . . → Read More: Le Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey French Open

MLB Honors The Fallen With Nifty Red Caps

By Phil Hecken, Rick Pearson & Mike Engle

[Please note: A majority of this post was composed before Paul posted a ticker link to the red caps this past Wednesday, and there were several opinions rendered in the “Comments” section. I apologize if some of what follows is “old news,” but a tremendous amount . . . → Read More: MLB Honors The Fallen With Nifty Red Caps

Build Your Own League; Hell, Build Your Own World

I know a few of you aren’t in love with these homemade logos and uni designs from various readers’ adolescence, but I totally dig them and plan to keep running them. And I think even some of the nay-sayers may enjoy the ones recently unearthed by reader Bob Ciani, whose childhood doddlings went above . . . → Read More: Build Your Own League; Hell, Build Your Own World

The Sport of King(pin)s

Back in 1998 I began writing a travel column for Money magazine, called “Lost in America,” and one of the first columns I wrote was about regional bowling subcultures scattered across the country.

I focused on candlepin bowling in New England, duckpin bowling in Baltimore (yes, I know it’s also played in a few . . . → Read More: The Sport of King(pin)s