Wright Thompson

By Matt Tullis

October 31, 2013

Wright Thompson

In this podcast, Matt Tullis talks with Wright Thompson, a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Thompson is widely regarded as one of the top literary sports journalists in the country. His work has been featured in seven editions of Best American Sports Writing. This year, his story "Urban Meyer will be home for dinner," was included in the anthology.

2013 has been an epic year for Thompson, who has written several memorable stories, including a profile of Michael Jordan as he turned 50 years old, a story about Italy’s racist soccer thugs, a story about a paralyzed fly rod maker in Montana and a profile of legendary wrestling coach Dan Gable in the wake of the International Olympic Committee cutting that sport.

In this podcast, Matt and Wright discuss the Gable story, "The Losses of Dan Gable."

Listen to the podcast here.

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