Essays Joseph Barkoff Sports

Chi Chi Danger Squirrel: It’s all in a name

By Joseph Barkoff

Photos by Mike Ko of Silicon Valley Design and Gregg Rich of Gregg Rich Photography

In roller derby you either pick the name of your alter ego, or it is chosen for you. When I began skating at my “fresh meat boot camp” I had no idea as to what my name would be. I had a gamertag for online, but it wouldn’t work for derby.

Kyle Williams Long Reads Sports

That’s the ticket: Section 105, Row F, Seat 1.

By Kyle Williams

The man walks into a basketball arena on a cold, early-November night while the home team gears up for its lone exhibition game of the young season.