Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 9: Arthur Ashe biographer Dr. Raymond Arsenault

Professional biographers are an odd lot. When I write a post about someone other than me (which is rare), I obsess about it for a few days, churn out some concoction that consists of anywhere between 600-1000 words and then Continue reading

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 7: The 1984-5 Swedish Davis Cup Tennis Team

As most of you already know, I went to high school overseas. From the tenth through twelfth grades, I lived in Santiago, Chile.  Those were a memorable three years but I’m not about to bore you with anymore sappy stories Continue reading

Brushes with sports greatness, Vol. 3: David Stern

The year was 1995. I was putting the final touches on a masters thesis I had no interest in writing.  I was equally uneager to see what the real world had to offer in terms of employment.