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Patrick Hruby


Patrick Hruby is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist who lives with his lovely wife, Saphira, and the world's greatest golden retriever in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow at the University of Texas and a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University. His work has appeared in print and online for The Athletic, The Atlantic, BREAKER, Business Insider, B/R, B/R Mag, Deadspin,, ESPNw, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, NBC Think, the New York Times, Playboy, Politico MagazineThe PostGame, Reader's DigestSports on Earth, the Washington Times, the Washington Post, Washingtonian, and VICE Sports. He has appeared on ESPN, MSNBC, and other networks and is a frequent guest on NPR's Only a Game and various sports talk radio shows. Eleven of his features have been selected for inclusion or as notable for The Best American Sports Writing anthology and he is the winner of the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors explanatory writing award.

A Georgetown graduate, Patrick holds a master's degree from Northwestern University and specializes in intelligent, powerful, and insightful writing, reporting, and editing on a wide variety of sports (and non-sports) related subjects, including the NCAA's ongoing failure to protect football players from brain injuriesthe failed Sports War on Doping; the racial injustice of big-time college sports; the tragic, concussion-related suicide of a former college football player; the national outrage that is Sports Welfare; the Oliver Stone-shaming world of sports conspiracy theories; the man behind the myth of Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter; the head-spinning possible murder of Pakistan's national cricket coach; and 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.

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