I can see the future, now that North Carolina and Notre Dame have quit making Touchdown Jesus work overtime. It looks a lot like 2002.
October 14, 2014 - Ben Smith
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. Or a golf course. Sure, why not?
September 28, 2014 - Ben Smith
Twenty-two years ago there was a littered desk and a shelf of game tapes and a VCR (remember those?) wedged into one corner, and a kid who was groomed for this but not, you know, groomed for this .
September 12, 2014 - Ben Smith
- Deadline comes after 38 years in press box
Today, after 38 years, I'm hanging up whatever it is a daily sportswriter hangs up. And if there is a certain wistfulness in that, there is eagerness, too. I'm quitting daily sportswriting to write, you see.August 1, 2014 - Ben Smith
- All pieces fell into place for Gordon
Throwback Sunday’s in the rearview now, Jeff Gordon summoning one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s many restless ghosts to blow by Kasey Kahne with a move straight out of 1994.July 29, 2014 - Ben Smith
- Shades of 1994 felt with deciding pass
This one belonged to the math majors again, until it didn't. Until the family man reached back and found the kid again. Until he drove hard into Turn One on the last restart, and 20 years blew away in an eye blink.July 28, 2014 - Ben Smith