Buzz Bissinger’s Claims About Sports’ Clubhouse Culture Unfounded, Untrue


Ray RiceBuzz Bissinger has made a good living in sports writing, but his most recent article irked at least one professional athlete.

Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham — founder of — read Bissinger’s piece for the New York Times titled “The Boys In the Clubhouse” and was not impressed.

Bissinger’s premise is that the clubhouse culture inside professional sports locker rooms is a big reason for a lot of the societal issues in sports today.

“Buzz has no credible experience in sports, but has staked his career on pretending to have sports world insight,” Chatham wrote Monday morning. “As clueless as he is on the subject, he can prose a bit, so his parlor tricks speak well to crowds of similar inexperience.”

That was just the beginning of an epic takedown on the part of Chatham, who picked apart Bissinger’s entire column.

Click here for Chatham’s powerful piece on Buzz Bissinger >>

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