Racing's Angriest Young Man And The Greatest Hits of 1961

Though it's not easy to navigate I think it's worth your time to cruise on over to the Internet Archives to read the full text of The Best Sports Stories 1961. It includes pieces by Stanley Woodward, W.C. Heinz, Myron Cope, Red Smith, Blackie Sherrod, Dick Schaap, Tex Maule, Dick Young, Roger Kahn, Dan Jenkins and… » 7/29/13 1:12pm 7/29/13 1:12pm

The Moving Finger Writes: Red Smith On Reggie Jackson's Historic Homers

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/10/13 12:37pm 6/10/13 12:37pm

A Little Greedy, And Exactly Right: Red Smith On Secretariat

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/06/13 5:24pm 6/06/13 5:24pm

The Black Berets: Red Smith On The Olympic Black Power Salute

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/05/13 12:14pm 6/05/13 12:14pm

Night For Joe Louis: Red Smith On Rocky Marciano's Knockout

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/04/13 10:49am 6/04/13 10:49am

Miracle Of Coogan's Bluff: Red Smith On The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

Red Smith is the most respected sports columnist we've ever had. In his prime, Jimmy Cannon, Smith's friendly rival, was certainly as well-known. Cannon, the Voice of New York, was an emotional, colloquial writer whose reputation, unfortunately, has faded. But Smith endures. What is it about his writing that ages so… » 6/03/13 1:44pm 6/03/13 1:44pm

"I'm Sure I Have Contributed To False Values": Red Smith, On Writing

Over a three-year period in the early 1970s, Chicago newspaperman Jerome Holtzman interviewed 18 sportswriters. These were men from the previous couple of generations, and they'd devoted their lives to covering sports: Fred Lib, Dan Daniel, John Drebinger, Paul Gallico, Shirley Povich, Jimmy Cannon, and Red Smith,… » 5/31/13 10:52am 5/31/13 10:52am