Uni Watch Field Trip: ‘Who Shot Sports’

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Last night I attended the opening reception for a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, called Who Shot Sports, which celebrates sports photography. It consists of hundreds of sports photos — old and new, color, black-and-white, and one daguerreotype — and it’s really good. There are some classic shots that I’d seen many times before, but the bulk of the exhibit consists of amazing pics that were new to me (including the incredible shot of Paralympics swimmer Xavi Torres, shown above). (Continue reading)

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in Wimbledon

Last Friday I had an ESPN column about Wimbledon’s dress code. Once the column was published, I posted the link to it on Twitter.

About 20 minutes later, someone named Lucas Cayce responded to my tweet by saying, “You know, it’s Wimbledon, not WimbleTon.” For a second I panicked, thinking there’d been a typo in my tweet, or in the headline of the story, or in the text. But I checked all of those, and the spellings were all correct. So I wrote back to him, asking what he was referring to. He said, “No, it’s not a typo. But you’re pronouncing it wrong in your video.” (Continue reading)

From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring

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Each year on this date I try to find and present a photo or illustration that captures America in a nutshell (here are the ones from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008). This year’s entry — part of a series of vintage hot . . . → Read More: From Every Mountainside, Let Freedom Ring

Badger Bummer: Wisconsin ‘Unveiling’ Event Fizzles

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Wisconsin’s new apparel contract with Under Armour kicked in at midnight, so the school held an outdoor unveiling event last night at Camp Randall Stadium. Or at least everyone thought it was going to be an unveiling — instead, they just showcased some fan merch (sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc.) and ran a lame-o hype video. In other words, a big fuss over nothing. I received several emails from Badgers fans who seriously annoyed by the whole thing. (Continue reading)