Old Masters

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

http://www.southerncrossreview.org/37/breslin.htm

Exley, Frederick (28.3.1929) A Fan’s Notes

http://www.americanlegends.com/Interviews/fred_exley.html

Mailer, Norman (31.1.1923) The Fight

http://www.iol.ie/~kic/

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

http://www.greatreporters.co.uk/reportershmcilvanney.htm

Plimpton, George (18.3.1927) Paper LionThe Best of Plimpton

http://plimptonproject.org/

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

http://www.newnewjournalism.com/bio.php?last_name=talese

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

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/sucking-on-the-70s-hey-rube-and-hunter-s-thompson-as-sports-writer/

http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/read-10-free-articles-by-hunter-s-thompson.html

 

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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