What we read while trying to ignore the fact that Amy Mickelson is Tiger’s type…
- With baseball now in full swing and The Masters dominating the weekend, it now seems like forever ago that Duke won the National Championship. Rest assured, we at NPI are still celebrating, though maybe not as wildly as they did in Cameron Indoor Stadium last Monday. Joe Posnanski put the epic title game in perspective for Sports Illustrated, while the Indy Star took the opposite approach. Sport Science looked at how close Gordon Hayward’s last-second halfcourt shot came to fulfilling the Indy-Star’s prophecy.
- The most exciting sporting event of the last week, though, wasn’t Duke-Butler, Opening Day, or The Masters: It was the return of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge, with a draft Matt Millen would be proud of.
- Treme, David Simon’s follow-up to The Wire, premiered on HBO last night. There’s still time to catch The New York Times’ Magazine‘s profile of Simon from a few weeks ago or New York‘s more recent feature from last week. For coverage of the actual show, check out Dave Walker of the Times-Picayune, as suggested by our TV staple, Alan Sepinwall.
- Other stories we liked from the aforementioned magazines include the NYTM‘s look at Alexander Ovechkin and NYM‘s glimpse into the lifestyle of “half-hookers” and how it’s changed since Tiger. And on the topic of Woods, John S wasn’t the only Duke alum to dissect his latest Nike ad: Here’s Sarah Ball from Newsweek‘s take.
- If any of our readers are working in an unpaid internship…well, you’re probably doing something illegal.
- We at NPI are excited by baseball season, but apparently Joe West isn’t. Speaking of umpires, umpires have systematically different strikes zones on different counts: this article has a very cool depiction and explanation of this phenomenon.
- The Carlsberg work environment? Probably not the best in the world.