Remember Greg Cauley, the UNC superfan? He’s about to get a little more famous.
Seven years ago today, Barton College and its hometown hero Anthony Atkinson won the 2007 NCAA Division II national championship in ridiculous fashion. To quote the great Will Leitch, whose writing about the game in the New York Times that year inspired the title of the book: “If this had happened in Division I, it would have been legend.”
In no small part because of him, I’m making a living as a writer.
I like to interview people around here, something I’m sure you’re aware of by now–but I’ve never really been interviewed, at least not in-depth about my writing process and whatnot. Until this week. Jeff Kirshman covers the Oaklands Athletics for MLB.com, and he wanted to ask me some questions about SB Nation story “Death of a Ballplayer” and some stuff about writing in general.
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The Daily Mail simply rewrote what we’d put together and passed it off as their own.