Chris Hanson
Postcards from the edge of sports civilization

Dear Dean Loge and Master “T”: We all hope you are holding down the TD fort in New Haven. Sarah, Laura, Bryan, Jeohn and I […]

Women’s squash clings together

My friend Abby loves her away messages on AIM. Like most Yalies, she spends her time crafting the perfect message that oozes with sarcasm, humor, […]

At home with the Holsteins

I couldn’t wait for this past weekend. There were going to be famous celebrities, athletic showdowns, and of course, awesome commercials. The drinks were going […]

Aspirations for Olympic glory revisited on the slopes

I remember calling my mother last year and informing her that I wanted to major in Agrarian Studies. Being from Wisconsin, my parents had grown […]

Winter break at a poor man’s bowl game

I had survived a week of Hell: Five final exams in five days. People started calling me “Mr. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday.” I needed […]

Florida on my mind on such a winter’s day

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is look outside. Being from Florida, I pray for sunshine. I use this […]

TD table tennis offers underworld of sports

During the day, the place is a wasteland of empty chairs and unoccupied couches. Only the humming of washing machines can be heard down the […]

Where have all the tennis beauties gone?

It was the summer of ’98, a time of daydreams and childhood innocence, when I fell in love for the first time. Her legs stretched […]

A high school diehard to the end

The call will come this Saturday before 11 am. Big Papa Hanson will be on the other line calling from home with the latest score. […]

Bleeding Dodger blue with Lasorda

I have realized my errant ways, and I am repenting. Pardon me Father for I have sinned. It has been 10 years since I last […]

A solution to Augusta’s problems

Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters, does not allow women to become members of the all-male club. Female relatives and friends of male […]