Jon Finkel is the award-winning author of Hoops Heist, The Life of Dad, Jocks In Chief, The Athlete, Heart Over Height, “Mean” Joe Greene and more. His books have been endorsed by everyone from Mark Cuban and Tony Dungy to Spike Lee, Kevin Durant and Chef Robert Irvine. He has written for GQ, Men’s Health, Yahoo! Sports, The New York Times and has appeared on CBS: This Morning, Good Morning Texas, and hundreds of radio shows, podcasts and streams.
Tuesdays. 3pm. Mr. Greene’s house. I jokingly referred to it as “Tuesday’s with “Mean” Joe”. That was the standing time and location that I sat with one of the most iconic figures in sports history to discuss his life for our book, “Built By Football”. We met every week for about four months and it […]
You know what’s great about pizza? Cheese. You know what’s great about pizza toppings? Meat. You know what one problem is? Pizza slices are too small. The tensilary strength of the bread is such that over a certain size the integrity fails and the bread collapses. That’s not good. You know what’s awesome about nachos? […]
THE BACKGROUND This fiasco happened in 2014 when I was moving to Dallas from South Florida (update: we moved back to South Florida in the summer of 2020). I took a road trip with my dog to meet the movers at the (then) new house and get things set up before my wife flew out […]
Hey! To paraphrase Jay-Z, you could have visited any website or blog in the world and you’re visiting mine. I appreciate that. Here’s a little bit about me: I’m a husband and father and ocean swimmer and a guy with a sweet garage gym. I grew up in Boston (mostly), but we moved around a […] Read More about Meet Jon Finkel