Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Feature Grimy, daring and deadly, dirt-track racing is has become a magnet for fans — and a threat to the Nascar status quo. Sprint-car racing on dirt at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times Supported by ByRachel Corbett Oct. 18, 2018 The air was heavy with exhaust and motor oil at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina as I waited for Tony Stewart to arrive. Charlotte was hosting the 2017 championship weekend for the World of Outlaws, the premier dirt-racing series in the country, and all 60,000 tickets had sold out well in advance. Stewart, the ex-Nascar star, was late — running on “Tony time,” a handler told me — so I went for a walk along the dusty pit road to look at the scores of racecars lined up. “You’ll probably have to run at some point,” I was warned. “And … [Read more...] about The Culture Wars of Car Racing
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a reset. In August, the Philadelphia sharpshooter finally pulled the plug. He erased his once-beloved social media apps—Twitter and Instagram. He deleted all of his accounts—including his private Instagram account that only his close family and friends knew about. All of it, gone. Why would an NBA player in 2018 do such a thing? "It's a dark place," he says of social media. "It's not a healthy place. It's not real. It's not a healthy place for ego"—he pauses slightly—"if we're talking about some Freudian shit. It's just this cycle of anger and validation and tribalism. It's scary, man." Not long ago, Redick says, he reflexively pulled up social media without thinking about it or even realizing it. Too often he caught himself staring into his phone around his wife and two young sons, constantly refreshing Business Insider, HoopsHype and Twitter to satiate what he calls "Information FOMO." (Redick also pays a monthly subscription to Basketball Reference to get an … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Addiction in the NBA Out of Control?
Getty Images Before the Chiefs and Steelers met Sunday at Heinz Field, Pat Mahomes the dad met Patrick Mahomes the son for their traditional pre-game hug. Pat Mahomes the retired baseball pitcher and Patrick Mahomes (yes, “Patrick;” his mom has decreed the son will be called a different name than the father) the young Chiefs quarterback have been doing this since seventh grade. If dad is at the game, he’s hugging his son and saying the same thing on this breezy 80-degree afternoon at one of the coolest places to play pro football—the confluence of the Three Rivers—that he’s said before youth, high school and college football games. “Players make plays,” Pat Mahomes said to his son. “Go out there and have fun.” Pat Mahomes’ 11-year major-league career ended just down the street 15 years earlier—his last MLB stop was with the Pirates in 2003—but he wasn’t thinking much about that sitting in his … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 2: Players Make Plays, and Patrick Mahomes Has Made a Perfect 10 For The High-Flying Chiefs
Cory Collins @CoCoCoryCollins Updated at 2:27 p.m. ET Updated at 2:27 p.m. ET San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium had witnessed a wild pitch before July 25, 1990. But nothing like this. Twenty-five years ago this week, sitcom star Roseanne Barr stepped to a microphone during the break between games of a doubleheader featuring the Padres and Reds. She sang. And all hell broke loose. A national anthem became a national headline. Off-notes became beat writers' game notes. A rote ritual of the pregame became province of the president. MORE: Baseball's most infamous moments | Memorable MLB national anthem singers The scene, for some: television's transcendent star literally spitting on "The Star-Spangled Banner." For others: Barr being Barr. For all: a star-spangled spectacle. At the turn of the decade, Barr reigned supreme on the sitcom landscape. Her hit show, "Roseanne," … [Read more...] about Roseanne Barr’s national anthem: An oral history of the Barr-Bungled Banner
Sections N News S Sports O Opinion R Religion A Arts & Living M Must Reads Video Photography P Podcasts S Sponsored Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes Sections Thursday, May 3, 2018 Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out facebook twitter email facebook twitter email By Candace Buckner | The Washington Post · Published: December 24, 2017 Updated: December 24, 2017 The NBA is a league of faces. Its athletes aren’t shrouded behind masks, helmets or hats as in football, hockey and baseball, which has helped them become instantly recognizable celebrities, known around the world by an increasingly global audience. Even the figures powering the NBA, such as Commissioner Adam Silver, are familiar to casual fans. But there are faces you probably … [Read more...] about NBA’s secret power brokers: Who the players trust to get stuff done