Kevin Chroust lives in Chicago and is a 2005 graduate of Colorado State University. His sports journalism career has spanned coverage of everything from little league softball to Barry Bonds and David Beckham. It is on hold while he shops a recently completed memoir of addiction, disorder, and co-dependence. Friends and family often seek him out for sports-related opinions, though his NCAA brackets have been poor in recent years because he still picks Gonzaga.
Every year in July, people are injured—some killed—during Spain’s San Fermín festival when bulls run the streets. So what inspires someone to participate? A report from inside one man’s skull just before last week’s rocket went off.