Sporting Box

Best of Sporting Box, 2005

Patrick Daugherty, out of the box

Fresh Start I've stepped out of the darkened cave — or, more precisely, have exited the animal den known in another life as my living room, to stroll in fresh air and reconnect my chakra ...

How to pick the NCAA winner

No need to study boring stats

The Box solves NCAA tournament’s bracketology.

Epic chokes from the history of modern sports

As in the NFL, as in San Diego Chargers, as in Philip Rivers

Now we come to Preventing Motor Skill Failure Through Hemisphere-Specific Priming: Cases From Choking Under Pressure. Authored by those impetuous funsters at Faculty of Sport Science, Technische Universität München, located in München, state of Bavaria, ...

Eighteen holes with Chris Berman

Doesn’t seem possible, but he hits the ball consistently

I’m standing in front of the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Here for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It’s Tuesday. Players, those who are here, have today and tomorrow for practice rounds. The tournament goes off ...

The increasingly weird story of Peyton Manning

Winners never quit, unfortunately

The abiding question: Can a first-round NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, a legitimate superstar, who is now, according to many, in his football dotage, play one more beautiful game? The answer is no. The hope ...

You bought her a new stadium

It wasn’t long before her nagging resumed

Your girl, wooed away by the Swaggering Beast of the Midwest.

Peyton Manning meets Al Jazeera

An NFL quarterback’s spouse using HGH, prescribed or no, is a red flag

Best not to believe anybody when it comes to doping.

Siri, are the Chargers moving to L.A.?

Battle of the talking apps

I clamber out of bed, make for the kitchen and coffee. While passing through the living room a thought arises, “There’s too much Apple dreck in my life.” I have a second-generation iTouch with a ...

More golf courses are closing than opening

About 400,000 players left the sport last year

Last April I wrote a column about taking up the game of golf. My previous golfing experience occurred many frog lives ago, having to do with a road trip, two women, two guys, the usual ...

When should a game be canceled?

There’s no “Commission on Whether to Cancel Sporting Events”

There were seven separate terror attacks in Paris. The first two killed four people (three suicide bombers and one civilian), outside Stade de France, the national sports stadium. France was playing Germany in an international ...

The NHL could go to Vegas

Except...think Las Vegas and you don’t think of hockey

Vegas on ice.

The NFL will lie to you. Anytime. Anywhere.

Dog-and-pony show reeks of NFL ego

Chargers public hearing on relocation.

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