The Plainsman Reports a Tragedy
If it had not been for Twitter, I might just have gone on to church last Sunday. As I prepared to leave at 6:30 a.m. for an early service, I checked al.com, where there was news of a shooting in Auburn with unidentified fatalities. But it was not until I checked my Twitter feed and saw re-tweets of expressed grief for two former Auburn football players that I realized. This was a big story. ...
The Fake Pimp and Darren Rovell
Darren Rovell of CNBC can tell you: If you’re going to do something really dumb, like use an escort service owner as a source based strictly on e-mail interviews, you’d better hope that Deadspin.com does not find out. The sports business reporter might have done the deed a whole six months ago, as part of an article on effects of the NBA lockout, but Deadspin found out and exposed...
On the Set of '42'
I had a chance to visit the set of 42— the biopic on Jackie Robinson that filmed recently at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field. I had already planned to roto-geek out over the film for two reasons: 1) It’s about sports history; and 2) It is directed by Brian Helgeland, who wrote “L.A. Confidential,” one of the best 1940s movies ever. But when Ernie Malik, unit...