Jeff Pearlman's Journalism Yang Yang

Jeff Pearlman
The journalistic thoughts and musings of a man who writes a lot.
Created 07 Oct 2021
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  • The Yang Slinger: Vol. VI
    17 Nov 2021 • 15 min read • 4 1
    Earlier today I handed in the first manuscript of my untitled Bo Jackson biography. I actually finished it on Halloween, but at the time this was the word count … For those who might not know, 207,510...
  • The Yang Slinger: Vol. V
    08 Nov 2021 • 26 min read • 6 3
    In the fall of 1997, Xavier Suarez was elected Miami’s next mayor in a particularly close election win over Joe Carollo. Suarez was a fun, gregarious man; Cuban-born and oozing Latino pride. Those who...
  • The Yang Slinger: Vol. IV
    01 Nov 2021 • 20 min read • 4 4
    On September 9, 1979, a Boston Globe reporter named Will McDonough was inside the New England Patriots’ locker room following the team’s 56-3 beatdown of the New York Jets at Schaefer Stadium. He was ...
  • The Yang Slinger: Vol. III
    25 Oct 2021 • 36 min read • 9 6
    In 2016, while churning out these long, in-depth features for Bleacher Report, I was told to write a piece about Sports By Brooks, the once-thriving sports/large-breasted women website (founded by a m...
  • The Yang Slinger: Vol. II
    18 Oct 2021 • 53 min read • 4 3
    The 64: My Favorite Sports Writers of 2021 Back in 1999, when Stephen Cannella and I were young baseball writers trying to work our way up the Sports Illustrated masthead, we wrapped a long (they were...
  • The Yang Slinger: Vol I
    11 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 6 13
    Soooooo … welcome to the official launch of my weekly (every Monday) Substack, where I’ll try and entertain and inform and engage in relation to the wacky world of journalism. Some quick thoughts: I’m...
  • The Bleacher Report Allen Iverson interview
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    So I’m gonna confess something, and I hope it doesn’t make me too big of an asshole: I really dislike Bleacher Report. I’d love to say “Oh, it’s nothing personal”—but, well … eh … ah, it’s personal. F...
  • I am not doing this for money. I'm doing this because I love journalism.
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    I love journalism. That’s the best way I can open this, because it’s 100-percent true. So, again, I LOVE journalism. I love asking questions. I love probing. I love digging. I even love knocking on st...
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