Joe Posnanski - Author Archive

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Washington Nationals in first place despite struggles of their star outfielder
Sun, 9 June 2013

For a few years now, I’ve had a little golf hobby: I’ve been trying to figure out why some people really despise Phil Mickelson. I still no no idea why.

Sat, 8 June 2013

Posnanski: Secretariat's win at Belmont resonated in 1973, when he finished off the third leg of the Triple Crown. Even today, it remains a staggering accomplishment.

Fri, 7 June 2013

Posnanski: Hockey isn't always about winning plays or shining moments; it's the little things that add up to make a sport in which there is never a dull moment.

Thu, 6 June 2013

The story of Major League Baseball potentially handing out mass suspensions to alleged PED users is not about the players, nor their dealer, Tony Bosch. It's about a man named Allan Huber (Bud) Selig.

Tue, 4 June 2013

Posnanski: How many times the late Deacon Jones sacked a quarterback is an inexact science. But he is the man who brought the word and the act to life.

Mon, 3 June 2013

Posnanski: LeBron James is all alone going into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers. We know it. He knows it. And one way or another, that's going to lead to something epic.

Fri, 31 May 2013

Posnanski: Tim Duncan may be mysterious, but he is consistent with everything he does. He has been for over 20 years. And the man who has been wise beyond his years since a child just keeps getting better.

Tue, 28 May 2013

Posnanski: The Memphis Grizzlies understood perfectly. They might be as good as the San Antonio Spurs. But they lost the Western Conference Finals 4-0 anyway because they do not know the things that Tim Duncan and Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich know.

Mon, 27 May 2013

Venus Williams didn't go down easy at the French Open. But nearing age 33, she simply could no longer hit back with the same endless blows that Roland-Garros delivers.

Fri, 24 May 2013

Posnanski: LeBron James and Tiger Woods are part of a group of active athletes who are bidding to become the greatest in their sport who ever lived.

Fri, 17 May 2013

Posnanski: There are great announcers all over sports, but even they admit nobody calls a game like Doc Emrick.

Tue, 14 May 2013

PHILADELPHIA - It begins with music and ends with goose bumps. Musicians sit in chairs on the Verizon Hall stage in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as the crowd shuffles in from the biting Philadelphia cold.

Mon, 13 May 2013

Tiger Woods won The Players as Sergio Garcia imploded on the final two holes, and Woods showed once again how great he is at closing out a win.

Fri, 10 May 2013

Posnanski: The 17th hole at Sawgrass is as beloved as it is reviled, with more than a few great rounds coming to a crashing halt in the water surrounding the island green. But is it one of golf's great holes?

Thu, 9 May 2013
Posnanski: It is always tempting to try to compare foreign sporting events to those we know better. But Sir Alex Ferguson's 26-year career with Manchester United has been like no other. He's Phil Jackson meets Vince Lombardi meets Joe Torre meets Pat Summitt...and then some.