“Hey! Check out this Nike ad!” This was my entry point into a new world. I transferred dorms because a clerical quirk sent me to the “Substance Free…
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There's this great scene in Mad Men. In it, aging bon vivant Roger Sterling chastises the slightly younger depressive genius Don Draper over his lack of…
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Why did ESPN's main NBA news breaker screw up the Harden/Simmons deal?
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If Jackson leaves ESPN, we’ll see more on why he's struggled to find a coaching gig. Teams know. They’ve done the work to find out what Jackson’s…
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This is about how so many in media right now, having lost faith in persuasion, feel obligated to demonize and coerce their perceived social inferiors. 
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LeBron James makes a lot of commercials and most of them are pretty bad. But why?
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You don’t have to like Rachel or The Jump to notice that public incentives have trended “antihuman” for a while now. We are making demands on people…
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I don’t want to write about Adrian Wojnarowski all the time, but he’s one of the most powerful sports journalists. The latest Blazers column offers a…
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ESPN's avoidance of stories like Lia Thomas fuels the Outkick Machine
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A ruling in just one sport is part of a broader cultural cascade
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A team owner tries to live up to her father’s legacy as the people around her vie to extract what they can from its remnant. 
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At one point, 2009 to be precise, I worked for the WNBA as part of my NBA gig. I was a young and naïve PR grunt back then, but yet even I started to…
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