18 Football Books for Football Haters

Column by Peter Derk
Football's not my favorite. But it's spawned some good reads.

Seeing the Page Like A Quarterback Sees the Field

Column by Christoph Paul May 19, 2017
Using football metaphors, I compare how being a successful QB is similar to being a good writer.
Bookshots: 'Chuck Klosterman X' by Chuck Klosterman

Bookshots: 'Chuck Klosterman X' by Chuck Klosterman

Review by Max Booth III
A highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century.

Manga For Beginners: Sports!

Column by Christopher Irvin
Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics.

7 Tips on How To Write a Better Open Letter

Column by Peter Derk
If you insist on writing an open letter, read this first.

10 Things to Read (or Watch) Instead of Watching the Super Bowl

Column by Leah Dearborn February 5, 2016
This article isn't intended to serve as a PSA against football, people who watch football, or people who have football-shaped heads.
France Sweeps Britain in European Quidditch Finals

France Sweeps Britain in European Quidditch Finals

News by Raine Winters
Watch on as muggles hop around on broomsticks during the IRL version of the fictional game.
Is a NASCAR driver's ex an assassin?

Art Assassinates Reality: NASCAR, Screenplays, and Former Lovers

News by Peter Derk
Is a NASCAR driver's ex an assassin? Or is he confusing her screenplay with reality?

5 Things Bodybuilders Know That Writers Don't

Column by Peter Derk November 7, 2014
5 bodybuilding practices writers should consider. Plus, dumpster-diving for porn.

Eat Lightning, Write Thunder: Writing Lessons From Rocky Balboa

Column by Peter Derk June 13, 2014
Six pieces of writing advice based on the movies in the 'Rocky' series.
Jon Krakauer Rakes Dirtiest Muck Yet

Jon Krakauer Rakes Dirtiest Muck Yet

News by Peter Derk April 3, 2014
Jon Krakauer is at it again. What is the University of Montana hiding from the devastating investigative writer?

Gridiron Blues: Authors Reflect on Football Fandom

Column by Cameron Pierce September 5, 2013
As the 2013 NFL season kicks off, five authors reflect on what it means to be a fan of the game.
Shhhhhh! This is a library!

Super Bowl Ad Destroys Library

News by Dean Fetzer February 5, 2013
Ads during the big game have a reputation to uphold and if you were watching it, you probably saw a library get demolished — in an ad for Oreos.
Manly Library in Sydney Lance Armstrong's books

Lance Armstrong Books Reclassified as ‘Fiction’ in Australian Library - Well, It Was a Hoax

News by Dean Fetzer January 21, 2013
The sign saying the cyclist’s books would be moved to the fiction section in a Sydney library was not ‘officially sanctioned’.
Tank Abbott's "Bar Brawler" First Volume of Trilogy.

Tank Abbott's Novel "Bar Brawler" is the First Volume of a Trilogy

News by Benoît Lelièvre November 20, 2012
Mixed Martial Arts legend Tank Abbott is now author Tank Abbott, writer of the Walter Foxx series.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for August 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky August 1, 2012
A look at what's new and exciting in the month of August.
Indie Publishers Place Wager On Super Bowl

Indie Publishers Place Friendly Wager On Super Bowl

News by Rob Hart
Two independent book publishers got in the spirit of the season by putting a friendly wager on last night's Super Bowl; the press in the losing town had the promote the winner's books.