Learned today that Jon Wertheim, my good friend and former SI colleague, is going to be on this coming week’s New York Times best-seller’s list.
Jon’s book, Scorecasting, is fantastic. A genuine must-read for any sports fan (Here’s the Amazon link).
I’m not just saying this because we’re close—you could not ask for a better person. Literally, I’ve never met anyone in the business who has a bad thing to say about Jon. Just a good guy, excellent writer, unbelievable reporter. Extremely thrilled for the man.
I’ve written this before, but Jon and I go back to our early days at SI, working as reporters, scrapping for stories. Three of us—Jon, myself and Grant Wahl—sort of moved up the ranks together, and I’ve always felt something of a kinship from the experience. In 1999, I actually met my wife Catherine at Jon’s wedding. She was the maid of honor. I was a fringe guest—work friend. Now, our daughters are best friends. As are our wives. Yadda, dadda, dadda …
Babbling. I’m as happy for Jon as I would be for myself. Just a great, great thing.
PS: Jon was unable to attend the Varsity Letters event last week, but he wrote something to be read. Here you go: