2005 – Steve Rushin

Steve Rushin joined SPORTS ILLUSTRATED as a reporter in 1988 after graduating from Marquette University. Three years later, he became the magazine’s youngest Senior Writer. He is a four-time finalist for the National Magazine Award and his work has appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing, The Best American Travel Writing and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies. Since 1998, he has written a weekly column for SI called “Air and Space,” which was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 2004.

Rushin has covered every major sporting event and countless minor ones: He has played ice golf on Greenland, driven the infamous Nurburgring Formula 1 race track in Germany and chronicled “excessive nightclubbing” on the Cote D ‘Azur during soccer’s World Cup. He has eaten his way around America’s ballparks, imbibed his way around London’s darts pubs and ridden a dozen roller coasters in a day. Happily, these last three assignments were not consecutive.

Rushin has written from Greenland, Indonesia, India, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Morocco.

Rushin has been called “the best sportswriter in the country” (St. Paul Pioneer Press) and “certainly the most fun to read” (Hartford Courant). His most recent book The Caddie Was a Reindeer: And Other Tales of Extreme Recreation was published by Atlanta Monthly Press in December 2004. Receiving rave reviews, the collection of Rushin’s travel and sports writing chronicles his many adventures around the globe. Rushin’s first book, Road Swing, has been described as “one of the funniest travelogues ever written” and SI named it one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.

According to the Ottawa Citizen: “Mr. Rushin [takes] full advantage of his true talents an unmatched eye for absurdity and an uncanny ability to convey it in a way that brings tears of laughter and sorrow. The result is not quite gonzo journalism, but it’s not much like mainstream, either.”

A native of Bloomington, Minnesota, Rushin now lives in Connecticut his wife, Rebecca Lobo, who regularly beats him at HORSE. It is only a matter of time before their baby daughter Siobhan does the same.

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We had a great time at our annual Shop with a Cop event. Thank you to all the volunteers that came together to make the day a great success. Can't wait to do it again next year! In the mean time, here are some pictures from this year's event. ... See MoreSee Less

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