Books about kicking, running and thinking
He writes about show off from the left with such passion and style that readers will never spot the join.
Being from the US, his bias is unsurprisingly towards baseball, basketball and their own bastardised conception of football, yet both the issues raised and his range of coverage are unmistakably internationalist.
Dave's latest offering Trade Over should, by rights, be a major publishing event for the committed British sports supporter, yet our fan culture is so parochial that this mind-boggling book will be lucky to get a mention of two.
Ownership, athletes on strike and supporting others on strike, Egyptian fans at the nucleus of the Tahrir Square protests, the failed legacy of World Cups and Olympics - this book has the lot, and more.
In the build-up to London 2012, Matt and Martin Rogan's Britain and the Olympics provided a rare juncture of context.
The pair revisited the 1948 London Olympics, dubbed the "austerity Games," for an acumen into what London 2012 might become in a period of similar economic recession.