ARTICLES BY greggm
jr-smith

Pipe Dreams: Why J.R. Smith Isn’t as Weird as You Think

Gregg Murray

01.16.17

Is J.R. Smith insane? Or is he just a one-of-a-kind mind within the script-friendly culture of pro sports? Gregg Murray delves into the mythology surrounding the one of the NBA’s most flamboyant personalities.

bandit

Explanations Are Impossible: A Review of Bandit: A Daughter’s Memoir

Gregg Murray

10.13.16

Molly Brodak’s Bandit tells the story of growing up the daughter of a multiple felon bank robber in Detroit, and in the process shatters all expectations of how a memoir is supposed to work. Gregg Murray reviews.

CHAD-OCHOCINCO-CHRIS-HENRY

The End Zone Profanations of Chad Ochocinco

Gregg Murray

05.17.16

Gregg Murray takes a look at how end zone celebrations in the NFL bizarrely transgress the violent spectacle that is the modern NFL, though the lens of one of the phenomenon’s greatest provocateurs, Chad Ochocinco.