Patrick Hruby is an award-winning journalist who lives with his lovely wife, Saphira, and the world's greatest golden retriever in Washington, D.C. A contributor to The Atlantic onlineWashingtonian magazine and elsewhere, he is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University and most recently a writer and podcast host for Sports on Earth. His work also has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Reader's DigestThe Washington Times, USA Today and on ESPN.com, Vice Sports, Politico magazine online, The PostGame, The New York Times online, ESPNw, Playboy.com, Business Insider and the UK Guardian online. Five of his features have been selected for The Best American Sports Writing anthology.

A Georgetown graduate, Patrick holds a master's degree from Northwestern University and specializes in intelligent, powerful, witty and insightful writing on a wide variety of sports (and non-sports) related subjects, including the national outrage that is Sports Welfare; the Oliver Stone-shaming world of sports conspiracy theories; the tragic, concussion-related suicide of a high school football player; the man behind the myth of Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter; the head-spinning possible murder of Pakistan's national cricket coach; a bloody, anthropological Valentine to hockey goons and the men who love them. Oh, and also, how ballpark food hijacks your brain. Try not to panic.