|Contributor since:||March 2009|
I'm a freelance writer based in Charlotte, N.C., a Yankee transplant in a Bible belt town that is home to Billy Graham, TARP-infused banks, stock-car racing and that signature Southern culinary abomination: Barbeque.
I write mostly about sports as a regular contributor to The New York Times. I was a staff writer at the Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant and other newspapers. Over the years, I have written for many publications and Web sites, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Daytona 500. When it comes to sports, I am usually irreverent, occasionally indignant and sometimes intolerant of folks who take this form of entertainment too seriously. It's supposed to be a game, you know.
I'm Known For...
Biting sarcasm that gets me in more trouble than it's worth.
My Current Project
My Greatest Achievement
That's not for me to judge
My Biggest Regret
Taking so long to figure it out
Moments I'd Like To Forget
None -- I want to remember everything
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
It doesn't cost much. Trust me.
Things That Really Happened
I swear I didn't know that hotel in Paris was really a brothel
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
In a kinder world
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
Jasmine green tea
This Is Annoying Me...
Sports talk radio
This Is Making Me Worry...
The death spiral of newspapers
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
My golden retriever Marley and chocolate lab Dylan
Can't Do Without
A glass of red after dinner
My Most Awkward Moment
Lately? Tripping up the stairs at the Dean Dome and falling in front of 20,000 people.
My Secret Ambition
To be tall