Esquire: Mayweather picks Canelo

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Floyd Mayweather picks an actual fight. (Canelo.) In Esquire. Click here.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 30 May ’13 at 9:36 pm, filed under Boxing, Red Hair, Sports. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali: 70 Iconic Images for 70 Years

I was honored to be a part of this photo tribute + essays for Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday. Hit here for some incredible images and stories. In TIME.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 17 Jan ’12 at 11:52 pm, filed under Boxing, Sports, Uncategorized. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Tebow Shall Be Redeemed


In Esquire, my story, from Foxboro, on Tim Tebow. And Gisele. Here.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 15 Jan ’12 at 9:39 pm, filed under Sports, Tebow. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Yes!! More Tebow!!

My article in The Atlantic about Tim Tebow. The piece is entitled “Tim Tebow Is Out of the Playoffs, but He’s Here to Stay”. So true Ms. Headline Writer, so true.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on at 8:13 am, filed under Sports, Sports + Religion = $$$$ & Fame, Tebow. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Esquire: Just How Big Has Tim Tebow Become?

My article in Esquire about Tim Tebow: “How Can You Hate Tim Tebow?” Well, how can you? Here is the beginning of it.

SAN DIEGO — So there were about four minutes left in regulation and Tim Tebow actually set still those miraculously restless feet of his for a goddamn second and threw an actual pass up into the Sunday sun. Somewhere underneath with his arms extended ran Eric Decker, a kid from Minnesota who is dating a pretty country singer by the name of Jessie James, but that’s another story. Everywhere around them, in every section of this old concrete monastery to sub-par football, the Tebow faithful held their arms out wider still and sniffed, as if breathing the same bratwurst-infused air as No. 15 was going to get them closer to Our Lord and Savior, or something. They were not visiting, the faithful. They were already home, looking for what they did not know. The Denver Broncos were in field-goal range, and one of them cried…

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 28 Nov ’11 at 6:06 pm, filed under Sports, Uncategorized. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Fan Mail!!

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 15 Nov ’11 at 10:18 pm, filed under Nut Cases, Sports, UFC. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



‘Curt Flood’ and ‘The Franchise’: A Baseball Documentary Double-Header

My Atlantic review of HBO’s The Curious Case of Curt Flood and ShowTime’s The Franchise.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 29 Jul ’11 at 5:45 pm, filed under Sports. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



PacMan: Behind the Scenes featured in the Los Angeles Times

PacMan:  Behind the Scenes With Manny Pacquiao (Da Capo) has been included in the Los Angeles Times Book Review section’s 2010 Books Gift Guide.  It is a great honor to be on this elite list, which includes books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, Keith Richard’s Life, and some good sports books like Jane Leavy’s The Last BoyPacMan was one of only nine sports books on the list in 2010.

Also, The Guardian has recommended the PacMan as a top sports book.  “Gary Andrew Poole’s PacMan has something of both the breathless urgency of Pacquiao in the ring and the extraordinary chaos that accompanies him outside,” says Huw Richards of The Guardian.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 5 Dec ’10 at 3:20 pm, filed under Boxing, PacMan, Sports, Uncategorized. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Manny Pacquiao Vs. Antonio Margarito, tonight

Manny Pacquiao takes on Antonio Margarito tonight at Cowboys Stadium.  Follow the fight, at ringside, through my Tweets.

This entry was written by admin, posted on 13 Nov ’10 at 5:00 am, filed under Boxing, PacMan, Sports and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



America’s Game

Football practice: a photograph from Ansel Adams’s images from the Japanese-American internment camp at Manzanar.  Source:  The Library of Congress.

This entry was written by Poole, posted on 9 Sep ’10 at 9:06 am, filed under Sports. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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