Richard Hoffer

Richard Hoffer

All Richard Hoffer Stories

Jan 15, 1996

The Great Impostor

Ron Weaver tricked Texas into prolonging his life in football

Jul 26, 2010

Bye George, You Got It

George Steinbrenner was a polarizing figure, but no owner understood his audience better

Mar 04, 2013

Too Close For Comfort

Sure, we love NASCAR's menu of high-speed mayhem, but as a near catastrophic crash at Daytona made clear, the risk is all-too real

Dec 15, 2008

The End

Long boxing's most glittering—and marketable—star, Oscar De La Hoya cashes out against Manny Pacquiao

Dec 12, 2011


As evidenced by the Heat and the Eagles, it's time for athletes to get hip to the hubris of the Dream Team tag

Apr 12, 2010

Private Parts? If Only!

By exhibiting their all on the Internet, athletes are doing no one any favors. Especially themselves

Feb 11, 2013

Something to Talk About

The Manti Te'o girlfriend saga played out fittingly and fascinatingly in the lurid light of daytime TV

Jun 30, 2014

Dispatch From the Future

Now that the Astros are your 2017 world champions, we take a look back at the rocky road that got them here

Sep 08, 2008

In Vin Veritas

Dodgers win, Dodgers lose, Dodgers come, Dodgers go, but one truth remains constant: Vin Scully—half a century in the L.A. booth—remains the play-by-play gold standard

Jun 29, 2009

Water, Water, Everywhere

Had it with soaked greens and eternal games? Blame it on the rain

Dec 03, 2012

Bittersweet Science

The death of Hector Camacho was the latest reminder that for too many fighters, boxing only forestalls an inevitable demise

Jun 16, 2008

Jim McKay 1921--2008

For 40 years he explored, grieved with and marveled at the world of sports

Mar 07, 2011

Oh, What a Night!

After 40 years Ali-Frazier I still takes the title

Apr 29, 2013

Pat Summerall 1930--2013

The iconic NFL star brought insight, understated dignity and a mellifluous voice to the booth

Mar 30, 2009

The Rites (and Wrongs) of Spring

Does baseball's preseason matter? The Astros are praying it doesn't

Oct 08, 2012

Really Rockin' The Vote


Dec 13, 2010

A Dandy Run

Quarterback, announcer, celebrity, Don Meredith remained his own man

Mar 18, 2013

Weighing the Q Factor

Quitters never win, but sometimes even winners (when they're losing—sorry, Rory) get the urge to pack it in. Is that so wrong?

Feb 02, 2009

Let's Get Physical

Broadcasters and coaches love to cite it, but what exactly is the Big Mo?