H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger

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Dear Mr. Ebert, Sorry I Was Such a Tool

Longtime admirer Will Leitch comes clean about insulting his hero

(Newser) - As a University of Illinois undergrad, Will Leitch lived the dream: He befriended his hero, Roger Ebert. "I wanted to be him, desperately," Leitch writes. "He was the reason I did anything." They fell out of touch, and the protégé later found himself in New... More »

Tiger Woods: The Real and the Fake

He couldn't hide his real self forever, writes Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - Tiger Woods has suffered the greatest popularity fall opinion polls have ever recorded for a nonpolitician and the inevitable clash between image and reality is to blame, writes Buzz Bissinger. In an era in which sports stars are expected to screw around, he created a public persona as the perfect... More »

NBA Age Limits Are a Scam

Cynical 2005 move by pro basketball was all about the bottom line

(Newser) - The NBA’s minimum draft age of 19, with one year of college—and a new proposal to make it 20—is nothing but a cynical ploy by pro basketball and the NCAA that “hasn’t helped players in any way,” Buzz Bissinger writes. Players can easily sail... More »

Author Uses Costas Show to Blast Bloggers

Irate writer's profane 'discussion' sweeps newfangled Interwebs

(Newser) - The déclassé world of sports bloggers infiltrates the vaunted mainstream media today with New York Times sports media expert Richard Sandomir's take on Tuesday's episode of HBO's Costas Now. The live "town hall" setting included a segment on sports bloggers that quickly devolved into a tirade by Pulitzer... More »

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