Tobias Peterson

Tobias Peterson served as PopMatters' Sport Editors and columnist (From the Cheap Seats). He holds an MA in English Literature (with a concentration in Cultural Studies) from George Mason University, where he studied representations of race in professional basketball. He is not, however, an athlete. He's broken his ankle playing basketball, broken several fingers playing football, and donated a good deal of skin to a Portland, Oregon hillside will attempting to ride a bike. He once managed to score the winning goal during his youth soccer playoffs -- though it was accidentally against his own team. Having lived in Germany, England, Florida, Virginia, Texas, and Oregon, his sporting allegiances are widespread and generally futile. When he's not analyzing sports culture, he writes poetry and teaches writing in Portland, Oregon.

Poetic Orbit: ‘London: A History in Verse’

‘The Poets Laureate Anthology’: Another Salvo in the War Against Irrelevance

Play On: Get Off the Couch, Get On the Court

Teams of Rivals: ‘Tis the Season for Mayhem, Pranks and All Around Hating One Another

An Anti-Brett-Favre-Article Article

Redemption Songs: Rehabilitating Michael Vick

Jay Mariotti and the Moral Role

American Beauty?: 2010 World Cup Part II, The Knockout Stage

The Pitch Is Flat: 2010 World Cup Part I, The Group Stage

It’s Rough, Being a Ref: Perhaps Only Parking Enforcement Garners Comparable Abuse

Con Artest?: Ron Artest’s Imagery and Alchemy in the NBA

The Virgin King in the Land of Strangelove