Category Archives: Sports

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The Outsiders: Goalies, Writing & Existentialism

For the World Cup Final, James Irwin on the weirdness of goalies. Or: why so many writers (Camus, Nabokov) have served in soccer’s goal box. Continue reading

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A Sterling Proposal: Let’s Abolish the Sports Team Owner

A sports franchise is a crown jewel on the balance sheet of some remote industrial baron. But it doesn’t have to be, writes Lenny DeMarco. Continue reading

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The Weeklings Mock (the) 2014 NFL Draft

The only draft guide you need. Continue reading

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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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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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