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Wendy Parker (WendyParker)

http://www.wendyparker.org/

@wparker

Atlanta, GA

About WendyParker:

I'm a veteran sports journalist, blogger and Web editor. Formerly a sportswriter and online journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I'm a correspondent for Basketball Times and have extensively covered women's college basketball, soccer and Olympic sports.

WendyParker's Favorite Sports:

Basketball, W College Hoops, WNBA, Soccer, FIFA, WNT, NWSL

WendyParker's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars

No celebrities. No bimbos. No snark. Just the best reads, views and reviews about sports, and with a special focus on women's athletics.

The modest birth of a sporting spectacle
Tweet This NFL Films clip of Super Bowl I gives you an indication how far ahead of their times the likes of Pete Rozelle and Lamar Hunt truly were. The celebrity sightings and entertainment pizzazz were there from the start. We’ve gone from birds f...[Read on]
New January sports books: Wooden, Beckham and athletes’ minds
Tweet A good variety of newly published sports books will be out this month, and here’s a quick look at some of the leading titles. • John Wooden: A Coach’s Life, by Seth Davis — Davis, of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, went i...[Read on]
Backtracking 2013: The best of Sports History Files
Tweet On Monday, I wrote about the marvelous longform sportswriting that continues to proliferate on the Web, despite some crabbiness to the contrary. Today I’m linking to posts I wrote in the past year about sports history, one of the foundation...[Read on]
Backtracking 2013: Longform sports hits its stride
Tweet ‘Tis the season for year-end “Listicles,” “Bests Of,” etc., that try to come off as more authoritative than they really are. If you read enough of these pieces, you’ll find that there’s a certain “mus...[Read on]
Sports History Files: A century of ‘reforming’ football
Tweet Following the suicide of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau last year, and the media frenzy that surrounded his San Diego-area home, Buzz Bissinger blasted the press for trying to perpetuate a narrative he thought foolhardy as he asserted th...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Billie Jean King in the arena, Part 2
Tweet This week I’m devoting this blog to a three-part retrospective on Billie Jean King, who defeated Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” on Sept. 20, 1973. I’m particularly interested in her enduring public persona and how ...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Billie Jean King in the arena, Part 1
Tweet This week I’m devoting this blog to a three-part retrospective on Billie Jean King, who defeated Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” on Sept. 20, 1973. I’m particularly interested in her enduring public persona and how ...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Women and long-distance swimming
Tweet It didn’t take long for some eyebrows to be raised over Diana Nyad’s record swim from Cuba to Key West earlier this month. On Sunday, The New York Times took a deeper look, and I’ll leave it to the parties interviewed to shed some...[Read on]
Midweek books: The essential Ring Lardner collection
Tweet Last week the Library of America released its long-awaited “Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings,” and I’m hopeful this may spur a revival about a writer who’s been dead for 80 years. This volume — edited by Ian...[Read on]
Labor Day Weekend Special: Late summer sports reads
Tweet Instead of my usual Monday Sports History File post, I’m offering up this collection of outstanding stories from the last week or so that dovetail with the sports book/history/culture theme of this blog. I really do appreciate the labor of th...[Read on]