Mental illness is a topic not often broached in sports writing, which given the current debate around drugs, is both surprising and neglectful. This piece by Chuck Klosterman reveals NBA rookie Royce White as a man with a lot of radical thoughts about his own mental illness. But that’s just the beginning — he’s worried about your brain, too.
A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports’ Biggest Names by Tim Elfrink is a story about sportsmen and drugs that was not obtained by buying medical records that were stolen from a bin.
Last week’s read featured a story about pinnies, which got me to thinking about the Warrnambool Rollerbowl, a venue that combined pinnies with roller-skating, indoor cricket and… ten pin bowling. Here’s a brilliant read from D Magazine last July that came to my attention this week.
And finally, both John Harms and I had a crack at Shane Warne this week, but the last word should go to the man who wrote the book on Warne (literally), Gideon Haigh.
1. I give it two years, tops, before the AFL adopts Roman numerals for the Grand Final.