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.
When I was a writer for Muscle & Fitness magazine I wrote a first-person feature in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics where I had the swimming coach at Pierce College in California put me through an entire in-season Michael Phelps butterfly workout. I believe it was two separate 3,000 meter sessions with an emphasis […]
Giannis Antetokounmpo recently reached basketball’s Mount Olympus, securing his place in hoop immortality by leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in 50 years. He won the championship and the Finals MVP and he did it with a fireworks display on offense and defense, smacking the Suns for 50 points and 5 blocks. […]
By: Jon Finkel You meet a guy in his late 40s whose last name is DiMaggio or Killebrew or Aaron and yes, you naturally wonder if his dad isn’t Joe or Harmon or Hank. But you meet a guy with a seemingly ordinary last name and you think nothing of it. In fact, when said […]
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