Slugball is taking the holiday weekend off — back in action on Monday Nov 30.
To keep you sharp, a vintage vortex is enclosed below — five terrific longform stories that won’t disappoint, plus the usual array of eclectic sports and culture.
Many thanks to the Slugball readers — you are awesome.
Have a safe and fun weekend.
The all-consuming surf culture at Mavericks – N+1
The technology, marketing and human know-how behind Felix Baumgartner’s space jump – Vanity Fair
Pat Riley’s escape from New York – Bronx Banter (this article contains explicit language)
How the thrill of the powder chase led 16 skiers to their death – The New York Times
Bison Dele’s mysterious disappearance – Sports Illustrated
In Other News
Two Bald Blokes
How the Men in Blazers are delivering soccer to America – CNN
David Letterman is in the driver’s seat – Maxim
This Must Be The Place
Mike Krzyzewski is doing exactly what he wants – Vice Sports
Features & Benefits
How gear companies set their pricing – Outside Magazine
Photo: awesome skateboard wheels – Instagram
Cover shot: Arizona v. Arizona St – Getty