Category Archives: Sports

Jan Brewer vetoes SB1062

The Solution to Gay Panic

Tom Gualtieri wonders what to do about Arizona’s “gay panic,” and gets an answer from RuPaul. Continue reading

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American ski jumper Lindsey Van at the flower ceremony after the Continental Cup competition in Baiersbronn 2009.Photo: Jeses via Wikipedia.

Lindsey Van and the Fight for the Olympic Women’s Ski-Jump

Victoria Patterson on the great American ski jumper Lindsey Van’s quest to make her sport open to women in the Games. Continue reading

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CrossFit Nation

The culture of CrossFit isn’t just about fanatic exercise (or fanatics) or vomit. Or tattoos. Though they all play a part. Eric LeMay takes up CrossFit and learns something deeper about America today and our culture of war and terror. Continue reading

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The Sports Guy during his ESPN days.

Bill Simmons Meets the Fockers. Will He Defeat Them?

How the Sports Guy, the ESPN columnist turned NBA Countdown commentator, is a lot like Ben Stiller. Continue reading

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Dennis Oppenhein, One Hour Run, 1968.

Snow Cowboys Farming The White Stuff

Blinding cold, freezing chill, frostbite, darkness, icy slopes, and the threat of death at every turn — all in a day’s work for a snowmaker. Jennifer Kabat rides out with them to work. Continue reading

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If you don't agree with Nagursky as the #1 choice, you can just bronk off.

The 50 Greatest Pro Football Names of All Time

As a treat for Super Bowl week, Greg Olear ranks the 50 best names in NFL history. Continue reading

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Turnover City – A Listicle

Or, eighteen of the things James Greer learned while watching Capital One’s Bowl Week on ESPN over the holidays. Continue reading

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