Old Masters

Breslin, Jimmy (17.10.1930) Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?


Exley, Frederick (28.3.1929) A Fan’s Notes


Mailer, Norman (31.1.1923) The Fight


McIlvanney, Hugh (2.2.1934) McIlvanney on Boxing & McIlvanney on Football


Plimpton, George (18.3.1927) Paper LionThe Best of Plimpton


Talese, Gay (7.2.1932) The Silent Season of a Hero The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters


Thompson, Hunter S. (18.7.1937) The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time




And youngish masters…sportswriters that really talk to me:

Ford, Richard (The Sportswriter) born 1944

Hauser, Thomas (Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times) born 1946

Kuper, Simon (The Football Men: Up Close with the Giants of the Modern Game) born 1969

McRae, Donald (Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing) born 1961

Peace, David (The Damned Utd) born 1967

Remnick, David (King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero) born 1958

Reng, Ronald (A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke) born 1970


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