Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty was the author of the weekly Sporting Box column since 1995. He died April 20, 2016.

He wrote for the Berkeley Monthly before the Reader. Some of his notable Reader stories include:

Bum, Bummer, Bumming (how people act when you ask for spare change)

Farewell, Nazi Harlot (a cursed second-hand Benz)

“What If We’d Been Named Edward?” (author calls other Patrick Daughertys in the phone book)

Friends Called Him Bill (author’s father)

Work 10 weeks, take 10 months off (love affair with Alaska, pre-pipeline — a 3-part series)

Articles by Patrick Daugherty

Hopping the last train for parts unknown

Hobos use the internet to get train schedules, use Google Earth to find the best catch-out spots.

"Ran into Tin Cup at the Four Mile. He rode in on the Union Pacific a couple days ago.” I laugh, “He’s still train-hopping? The man is a champion.” I have an old Nevada friend ...

A house in Torrey Pines State Reserve

Third on a list of Del Mar’s priciest offerings

Beds: 5 Baths: 9 Current Owner: David Batchelder Asking Price: $29,000,000 The bluff-top estate at 100 Stratford Court in Del Mar offers prospective buyers nearly 6000 square feet of living area in a just-completed “coastal ...

Best of Sporting Box, 2005

12-day TV college and pro bowl jag, grunion, Tour de France, wheelchair sports, sportsman of the year - Barry Bonds

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.

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