Lazy Sunday Reads: Connecting You With Great Sportswriting

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In Lazy Sunday Reads, The Big Lead will steer you towards sportswriting — both new and old — that’s worth delving into. If you feel something you’ve read or written at any time deserves inclusion, please do not be shy about passing it along.

At Grantland, the consistently excellent Masked Man interviews WWE superstar Daniel Bryan:

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Omaha World-Herald writer Dirk Chatelain crafted a beautifully written and presented story on the final game played by a six-man high school football team in rural Nebraska:

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For Forbes, Josh Freedman discusses the enormous extent to which college football is subsidized by taxpayers:

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Not sports but very compelling — at VICE, Aaron Lake Smith recalls the people he met touring the country with a counterfeit unlimited Greyhound bus pass:

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And in these parts, Mike Cardillo used mundane press conference invitation as an opportunity to write in-depth about Zlatan Ibrahimovic:

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