Nimble mastermind. Dynamic innovator. Lusty wayfarer.

Kyle Whelliston was all of these things and so much more. Over the course of thirty-one years, he wrote 2,345 articles and essays for various online and print publications, as well as some books. As per his last will and testament, all 2,881,202 of his life's words have been collected here, in one place, for eternal posterity. Keep his flame alive. This is the Whelliston Memorial Library.

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30 Sports in 30 Days - Modern Pentathlon
Sure, the decathlon is the ultimate in all-around achievement — running, jumping, throwing, all that. But seriously, when was the last time you had to throw a discus or a javelin? The modern pentathlon was designed specifically to provide a context for athletic effort, and remains the only sport on the Olympic program with actual narrative structure.

The Boubacar 2/2/2008 (Weekend Edition)
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- If you've been reading along, you know how we feel about American-style football, which has its big over-bloated title game this weekend. The sport has come to define American maleness and took over the true title of "America's pastime" long ago -- not actually strapping the pads on and playing, but sitting around watching it.

The State Of The Other 22, Week 9
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- I'm really all atwitter today. I've been to 52 games so far this year, but none has been as eagerly anticipated as tonight's. For the finale of my weeklong tour of the Carolinas, I'm going to see UNC Asheville square off against High Point for first-place bragging rights in the Big South Conference. He's been injured the last few times I've seen Asheville in action.

The Mid-Majority vs. Women's Basketball
Here's the scene: you're sitting at the sports bar, watching the sports ticker out of the corner. There it is - a score that sticks out like a sore thumb. You do a double-take, your mind racing to fit this mammoth upset into some type of context. You blurt out, "Holy s**t, did you see that? Sacred Heart beat Syracuse by 27?"

Don't Know Mind
SAN ANTONIO -- All media is local, and it's been that way since the beginning: the rumor mill, the town crier, the news bulletin printed on a hand-cranked press. The more technology is involved, the wider a message's potential reach. Distribution networks, moving pictures, automation, and any tool too expensive for a local outlet enhances media authority as national and global.