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Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

How the culture of pro-football prepared us for a Trump presidency.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source:

The current struggle between labor and management in the NFL reflects the current attacks on unions across the country.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2011, Source:

Never before have so many loose strands of an unraveling empire come together in a single event accessible to those who mourn or cheer America.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2010, Source:

Old sportswriters are always being asked for tips on big games. Here’s one for the big game of life: never vote for a jock.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source:

Whatever happens, the Tim Tebow controversy has put the game’s spotlight back where it belongs -- on the advertising.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2009, Source:

We demand that our sports stars thrill us -- then demonize them for using steroids. Does it really matter?

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: The Nation

A new book advocates equality for men and women on the playing field. But is that field of dreams everything it's cracked up to be?

Posted on: Oct 12, 2007, Source:

... and a fifth scandal that should end his presidency.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2007, Source:

In the Bambino, America found its prototype male athlete: the arrogant, self-absorbed rowdy whose excesses, commercial greed, and tunnel vision were justified by winning. The cock-jock has since become a business, entertainment, and political role model.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2006, Source:

There's a curious link between the Democrats' victory on November 7 and the end of the NASCAR racing season.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2006, Source:

From the recently disqualified Tour de France-winner Floyd Landis to home-run beefcake Barry Bonds, American atheletes have become overly obsessed with being freaks of physique.