John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the author of 42 books, 23 of them New York Times bestsellers. His 43rd book, "Game Changers," is due out in August.
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Aaron Judge is chasing real history, not Barry Bonds’s phony version

When Aaron Judge hits his 62nd homer of the season, he will become baseball's single-season home run king. Period.

September 22, 2022

With Roger Federer’s retirement, tennis loses another golden star

A column on what tennis will lose without the greatness of Roger Federer.

September 15, 2022

Turnovers and transfers doom Navy, which is off to an 0-2 start

The mistake-prone Midshipmen fell, 37-13, to Memphis at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

September 10, 2022

College Football Playoff expansion is both good and all about the money

The managers who oversee the College Football Playoff did the right thing in expanding it to include 12 teams. But don't believe for a second that money wasn't the motivating factor.

September 3, 2022
  • Perspective

Every NCAA tournament Cinderella owes a debt to Pete Carril

Pete Carril, college basketball's Yoda, helped boost the entire sport by building one of the ultimate underdogs.

August 16, 2022

The PGA playoffs value money and hype over legitimate golf

The PGA Tour's playoff points system is designed to make the FedEx Cup playoffs and the “regular season” week-to-week tournaments appear more important than they are.

August 14, 2022

You don’t trade a player like Juan Soto — ever

Juan Soto was a generational gift in Washington, and trading him away was a selfish mistake.

August 2, 2022

Bill Russell was the greatest winner any sport has ever seen

When it mattered most, Bill Russell would never be denied.

July 31, 2022

USC and UCLA share values with the Big Ten all right. Greed, for one.

College sports preach shared values. Honesty doesn't seem to be one of them.

July 1, 2022

Marlin Briscoe pried open the door for Black quarterbacks in pro football

Before James Harris, Warren Moon and Doug Williams, there was Marlin Briscoe.

June 28, 2022