Chat with Dave Fleming
Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, ESPN The Magazine senior writer and ESPN.com Playbook contributor Dave Fleming stops by to chat about his Call of Booty" story, the final part of his ... ummmm ... shall we say, "Undercarriage Trilogy."
In each of the last three years, in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue," Fleming took it upon himself to talk about several taboo subjects in sports to form his trilogy. First it was the "Tao of Poo," then came "Ballbusters," before this year's "Call of Booty."
Send your questions now and join Fleming Friday at 3 p.m. ET!
David Fleming (3:21 PM)
Hey all, apologies for technical issues on my end.
Chioke Hassan (Baltimore,Md)
Dear DaveAre you doing a story on Olympics?
David Fleming (3:26 PM)
Technically, no, but a majority of Call of Booty and the follow up FlemFile featured Olympic athletes like Holley Mangold, Trey Hardee and Sanya Richards-Ross. I covered the Atlanta Olympics when I was at SI. Three highlights: Seeing Ali light the torch, conducting my own FlemFile decathlon of 10 events in 10 hours and, of course, covering the naked Olympics at a nudist colony outside Atlanta.
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
What is the Best & The Worst Story that You Published in the ESPN the Magazine?
David Fleming (3:32 PM)
Hmm, I have a lot of favorites: the Pottsville Maroons; my story on the Forrest Gump like history of the medicine ball; last year's NFL preview which was entirely on Michael Vick and, of course the Undercarriage Trilogy -- the Mag stories on Poop, testicles and the glute. I'm not sure about the worst story, there have been many difficult ones, like kick returner Jermaine Lewis who became the Ravens Super Bowl hero while grieving his stillborn son.