Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on March 28th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan gives his two cents on what would happen if this year’s Warriors faced off against the 1985-86 Celtics.

From Sam Anderson, of The New York Times Magazine: Bill Walton’s Long, Strange Tale of NBA Survival.

A look at Katie Blackburn, the most powerful woman in the NFL who no one talks about, from The MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas.

Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck dives into the bond of brotherhood and friendship between LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

Alan Schwarz, Walt Bogdanich and Jacqueline Williams, in a The New York Times investigation, turn up new evidence of the NFL’s flawed concussion research and ties to the Tobacco Industry.

ESPN TrueHoop’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armour during the 2013 offseason.

Leicester City’s improbable run toward an English Premier League title continues — a 5,000-to-1 shot as likely as Elvis being alive. Story by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl.

Brent Zwerneman, of the Houston Chronicle, profiles Texas A&M men’s basketball assistant coach Kyle Keller, who uses basketball as a teaching tool after avoiding the 2001 Oklahoma State plane crash.

Dan Le Batard, in a thought-provoking column for the Miami Herald, sums up why Major League Baseball’s game in Cuba ignores the pain so many Cuban exiles have had to endure. Vice Sports’ Eric Nusbaum, on the other hand, opines on why the MLB game in and President Obama’s trip to Cuba matter.

Yahoo Sports’ Eric Adelson on how fear overshadows facts and our understanding of the relationship between football and CTE.

John Meroney, of Garden and Gun, provides a look into ‘Vince Lombardi’s Southern Season’ — the longtime Green Bay coach’s 1969 season leading the Washington Redskins.