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16 years later, Joey McKinstry lives on

16 years later, Joey McKinstry lives on

  We didn’t ride bikes too often, but that’s what I remember doing with Joey McKinstry. We would be out back behind his parents’ house, and he was fearlessly catching air off a ramp we set up, while I would, every now and again, go off the same ramp with far less courage. At some point...

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Ricky Bones

Ricky Bones

Ricky Bones.
Wayne Seldon's Uncle's Reaction Sums Up Dunks

Wayne Seldon’s Uncle’s Reaction Sums Up Dunks

Yesterday, Wayne Seldon dunked. His uncle reacted. This is everything I’ve ever felt, ever.
A List Of Quarterbacks I Would Prefer to Matt Saracen

A List Of Quarterbacks I Would Prefer to Matt Saracen

Matt Saracen throws a football like an art school-bound introvert who stutters too much and is not qualified to be the quarterback of a pee-wee team from Vermont, let alone the main snap-taker of a perennial state championship contender in Texas high school football. This is a in-exhaustive list of people or things I would...
Botched Routine Play, 300-Foot Throw By Yoenis Cespedes Really Sums It Up

Botched Routine Play, 300-Foot Throw By Yoenis Cespedes Really Sums It Up

If you ever have to characterize Yoenis Cespedes in thirty seconds or fewer, there now exists a video that will do it for you: Your browser does not support iframes. “Oh, a ball hit toward me, better go get it… okay, field it… (off his glove)… shit, it went behind me, better go walk over there and...
Don't Worry About It, But Cimorelli and I Have Reached Rock Bottom With "Made In America"

Don’t Worry About It, But Cimorelli and I Have Reached Rock Bottom With “Made In America”

I vividly remember the box of Nike basketball shoes. Laid at the foot of my bed on my ninth birthday, they were a peace-offering from my father. I had spent an afternoon during the previous week in the local shoe store, in tears, yearning for a pair of shoes that would make me fit in...