Critics Corner

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith
Sep 24, 2013

American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith

Red Smith, the Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter, produced some of the best commentary in sports throughout his half century career with the Herald Tribune and the New York Times. A review of this compilation of his best work.

Breaking the Line: A Book in Review
Sep 11, 2013

Breaking the Line: A Book in Review

A review of Samuel G. Freedman’s Breaking the Line, chronicling the 1967 Grambling College and Florida A&M teams which would meet in the black college championship, helping compel the desegregation of college football in the South.

Sum It Up: A Book in Review
May 6, 2013

Sum It Up: A Book in Review

A review of Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt’s memoir, Sum it Up. With the help of the Washington Post’s Sally Jenkins, Summitt looks back on her career as well as her inspirational battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Critics Corner: Survive and Advance
Apr 24, 2013

Critics Corner: Survive and Advance

A review of ESPN’s Survive and Advance, a 30 for 30 film about former NC State men’s basketball coach Jim Valvano, who won an improbably NCAA championship and later inspired a generation during his battle with cancer.

Critics Corner: 42
Apr 15, 2013

Critics Corner: 42

A review of the No. 1 box office film ’42′. A biopic of Jackie Robinson who was the first African-American to play in the major leagues.

HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble
Apr 10, 2013

HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble

A review of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble.