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04/14/14 - The UConn Huskies Win ‘NCAA Hunger Games Bingo’

We have a team of majority African-American basketball players not getting an education and not getting paid, but generating billions of dollars for the NCAA, CBS and the assorted sponsors. We have a state college suffering budget cuts and tuition hikes, that has been trashed by students thrilled that their team of unpaid mercenaries has brought them a measure of reflected glory. All the evening was missing was a war in the Middle East to get everyone truly good and frothy.

04/10/14 - Men on the Edge of Panic: Boomer Esiason, Mike Francesa and Toxic Masculinity

This is not another shooting-fish-in-a-barrel commentary about the antediluvian swinishness of Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa. This is not another swipe at their comments criticizing the efforts of Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy for missing opening day to be with his wife for the birth of their child. Well, maybe a little.

04/03/14 - Richard Sherman Defends His Dirt

The NFL traffics in rank hypocrisy often without consequence. Stepping into this ethical vacuum we have Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman is more than a breath of fresh air. He's oxygen in a moral corpse.

03/30/14 - The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s Death Spiral

03/25/14 - It’s the Racism, Stupid: Meet the Press’s Epic NCAA Fail

03/14/14 - Disrespect in Dodgers Blue: Why Number 11 Should Be Worn Only by Manny Mota

03/08/14 - Major League Soccer to Start Season With Scab Refs

03/08/14 - My Years of Magical Thinking: Thoughts on the 1980s Showtime Lakers

02/28/14 - After Darren Sharper, the NFL Must Address Violence Against Women

02/26/14 - At Long Last, Jason Collins Is the First

02/24/14 - After the Press Conference: Michael Sam and "The Man Box"

02/14/14 - The Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito, and the Rot in the National Football League

02/11/14 - All-American Michael Sam Comes Out and the NFL Is On the Clock

02/11/14 - Michael Sam Owns His Truth. Will NFL Owners Join Him?

02/10/14 - Ten Points about College Hoops All-American Marcus Smart Pushing A "Fan"

02/10/14 - It Begins: 4 LGBT Activists Arrested in Russia for Quoting the Olympic Charter

02/06/14 - Democracy Now Appearances

02/05/14 - The 2014 Sochi Olympics: Something For Everyone!

01/31/14 - Not a Broncos Fan? Then This Super Bowl, Root for Russell Wilson

01/27/14 - Richard Sherman’s Latest and his Refusal to Be a Brand

01/27/14 - Richard Sherman, Racial Coding and Bombastic Brainiacs

01/17/14 - Israel, Palestine, Pinochet… and a Soccer Jersey?

01/13/14 - More Shame for 60 Minutes: First Benghazi, Then the NSA, Now Alex Rodriguez

01/09/14 - The Florida State Seminoles: The Champions of Racist Mascots

01/07/14 - Jovan Belcher’s Murder-Suicide: Did the Kansas City Chiefs Pull the Trigger?

01/02/14 - Is it Getting Better? Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT Rights in Sports

01/02/14 - Dear NFL Owners: It’s Not Your Coaches. It’s You.

12/19/13 - What will the “Billie Jean Delegation” mean for LGBT Rights in Sochi?

12/16/13 - Peyton Manning: A Dreadful, Uninspired Choice as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

12/10/13 - Mandela’s Uses of Sports: Resistance, Reconciliation and Rebranding

12/05/13 - Ten Takeaways from The Winston Case: In This World, You Want To Be Jameis Winston, Not Trayvon Martin

11/27/13 - Redskins Owner Dan Snyder Says ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Navajo Code Talkers!’

11/24/13 - Racist Attack at San Jose State, the Holy Ground of the Black Athlete’s Revolt

11/22/13 - Les Miserables of Alex Rodriguez

11/18/13 - Egyptian Athletes Take a Stand and Pay a Price

11/12/13 - NFL Players Confronted With the Question ‘What Makes a Man’?

11/07/13 - The Miami Dolphins Practice Bully Solidarity

11/05/13 - The NFL’s Bully Problem

10/31/13 - Boston Red Sox Party Like Its 1918 And My Hate Is On Hold

10/27/13 - How Jock Culture Supports Rape Culture, From Maryville to Steubenville

10/22/13 - The Grambling State Player's Strike is not without Precedent

10/14/13 - Hail to Bob Costas

10/02/13 - The Sliming of Josh Freeman

09/30/13 - Slave Labor? Mass Prisons? FIFA Mangles the World Cup and the Beautiful Game

09/23/13 - All Players United: NCAA Athletes Take a Stand for Change

09/22/13 - Rick Reilly and the Most Irredeemably Stupid Defense of the Redskins Name You Will Ever Read

09/16/13 - Jonathan Ferrell, Former Football Player, Killed By Police for Seeking Help After Car Wreck

09/10/13 - Not a Game: How the NYPD Uses Sports for Surveillance

09/05/13 - How Roger Goodell Is Breaking Bad

09/05/13 - The NFL Concussion Deal: Rotten From All Sides

08/29/13 - ‘I’m Johnny Manziel, and You’re Not.’

08/27/13 - ESPN Journalists Speak Out on Concussion Documentary

08/10/13 - Why Banning Russia from the Olympics is a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

08/06/13 - Alex Rodriguez and the Pink Elephant in the room

08/04/13 - Alex Rodriguez & "The Best Interests of the Game"

07/30/13 - On Vultures and Red Wings: Billionaire Gets New Sports Arena in Bankrupt Detroit

07/26/13 - Is the NFL Really Stupid Enough to Hire 'Gang Tattoo Experts' to Examine Players?

07/23/13 - Down Goes Ryan Braun... with an Assist from his Union

07/15/13 - "America's Justice System is Broken": Athletes Speak Out on Trayvon Martin

07/15/13 - The Slandering of NY Jet Oday Aboushi

07/01/13 - Look Out Fans! NFL Players Gonna Get Your Mama!

06/27/13 - Brazil: Yes, Blame the Damn World Cup

06/20/13 - In Brazil, Listen for the Ghosts of Mexico City

06/18/13 - Mass World Cup Protests Rock Brazil

06/18/13 - The Ring and the Rings: Vladimir Putin's Mafia Olympics

06/12/13 - Ultra-Magnetic FCs: The Soccer Clubs at the Heart of Turkey's Uprising

06/03/13 - In Defense of Bill Simmons. Seriously.

05/29/13 - The Christie Implosion: Why Rutgers is Trapped in Scandal and Crisis

05/26/13 - Soccer Star Robbie Rogers: Out, Proud and Now Un-Retired!

05/21/13 - Hardball: Giants Concession Workers Fight for the Soul of San Francisco

05/14/13 - Rep. Steve King: "Why Won't Obama Call Tim Tebow?"

05/09/13 - The Cesspool: Why Youth Sports Tend to Suck

05/06/13 - What Did RGIII Learn at the Muhammad Ali Center?

05/01/13 - Jason Collins: The Substance of Change

05/01/13 - Why Jason Collins Is More Roger Bannister Than Jackie Robinson

04/29/13 - Did Shaquille O'Neal Just Box Out Mumia?

04/29/13 - An Interview With ESPN's New Ombudsman, Robert Lipsyte

04/29/13 - 'What the Hell!': Steubenville High School Football Coach Gets a Two-Year Contract Extension

04/29/13 - Why We Must Protect Next Year’s Boston Marathon From Ourselves

04/29/13 - A Review of '42': Jackie Robinson's Bitter Pill