Hey all, apologies for technical issues on my end.
Dear DaveAre you doing a story on Olympics?
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.
What is the Best & The Worst Story that You Published in the ESPN the Magazine?
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.