Giles Tippette

Stories

The Ultimate Sport

Polo? It’s passé. Big game hunting? Humdrum. It’s the pursuit of the wily blue marlin that admits men to the world’s most exclusive club.

Ring of Truth

Two brave bulls stood between Paco Olivera and the prize he had worked for all his life.

Termite Watkins and the Fatal Pancakes

In a big fight you can outwit, outhit, or outlast your opponent. But you’d better not try to outeat him.

Termite Watkins and the Fatal Pancakes

In a big fight you can outwit, outhit, or outlast your opponent. But you’d better not try to outeat him.

Trial by Water

Marathon canoe racing is the toughest sport in Texas. It’s tougher than bull riding, more grueling than pro football. The canoeists say that’s why it’s fun.

The Birds of Death

Cockfighting is probably cruel and certainly illegal, which are only two reasons that attract its aficionados.

The Birds of Death

Cockfighting is probably cruel and certainly illegal, which are only two reasons that attract its aficionados.

An Affair for Gentlemen

A tale of white sails, blue water, and how they turn refined men into barbarians.

The World's Fastest Automobile Race

In which nice guys finish last, if they finish at all.