Author: Matt Conan

ESPN & Politics

Up until I was 14 years old, I would listen to five hours of sports talk radio every day, on WFAN. That’s no exaggeration–I would get home from school and it would be on...

Curry Makes The Warriors Go

Much has been made of how well Kevin Durant has played in the first two games of the NBA Finals, and during the whole 2016-17 NBA season. Pundits, already working under the assumption that...

She’s an Astronaut

A black man and a white woman, arm in arm as a nation watched. 60 years ago, he might have been stoned or arrested. A black man and a white woman, arm in arm....

The Mamba’s Tale

Kobe Bryant was taken 13th in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. I was 9. I didn’t know what the internet was. Or that...

The Despicable Game

Late in the 3rd Quarter of Saturday’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bengals were driving and had a 3rd and 9 from the Steelers’ 23-yard...

Odom’s Song

As sports fans, when we watch players often enough we get to know them. Or we think we do. By watching the way they play, how they interact with their teammates, how they are...