An ode to slamball

Before SlamBall, sports were antithetical to my very being, constantly reminding of my physical shortcomings. But after SlamBall, I began a lifelong love affair with sports.
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NBA Top 25: 1

My brother had his first knee surgery when he was age 14. I was eight. It was summertime in Chicago, so it was blisteringly hot. My parents put an AC window unit in our living room, where my brother was stationed on the couch, ice pack perpetually strapped to his
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Watching sports

I watch a lot of sports. No, really. I can confidently say that I’ve seen about 60 percent of all NFL games this season, including every single game on wild-card weekend. I’ve seen the benign highlight reels of every NCAA football game from the last year — especially of teams
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