I said it last year, and I’ll say it again:
One of my favorite fall traditions is opening the annual anthology of the Best American Sports Writing series.
In this space alone, I have spoken of its influence on my career, interviewed a writer whose work has been featured in the anthology, and thanked one columnist whose entry more than a decade ago touched my heart.
Now, the fall has arrived once again, and so has this year’s collection.
And, much as it did last year and every year, the 2014 edition of the Best American Sports Writing anthology provides both inspiration and valuable journalistic lessons.
Here are five such lessons from five stories that made this year’s cut: (more…)