About the Author
WRIGHT THOMPSON started his sportswriting career as a student at the University of Missouri, where he covered Missouri sports in a column for the School of Journalism's Columbia Missourian. He interned at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and later worked as the LSU beat writer there. He then moved to the Kansas City Star, where he covered a wide variety of sports events including Super Bowls, Final Fours, the Masters, and the Kentucky Derby. In 2006, he joined ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine as a senior writer.
The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year. For nearly twenty-five years, "The Best American Sports Writing" has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Wright Thompson, a senior writer for ESPN.com and "ESPN: The Magazine, "proves more than up to the task by curating this truly exceptional collection. The only shared trait among all these diverse stories is the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, but collectively they tap into the pure passion that can only come from sports.