Manliness in Sports

Here, you’ll find all our posts on masculinity in the world of sports and/or the professional, college and amateur athletes, coaches, etc. doing the “manly” things that get our attention.

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More About No More

in: Advertising& Sports

Last week I alluded to the fact that I "have some feelings" about the NO MORE anti-domestic violence campaign. Since writing those words, I read some things about the campaign that only increased my negative feelings,  making it clear that I'm not the only one with concerns. So this week I figured I should expound on my feelings [...]

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Stephen A. Smith and the curious case of the missing suspension (updated)

in: Sports

On December 13, 2012 during an episode of ESPN's First Take, commentator Rob Parker asked the following question about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3); "is he a brother or is he a cornball brother?" When asked by his confused co-hosts to clarify what he meant, Parker replied; “Well, he’s black, he kind of does [...]

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LeBron, why do I dislike thee so much?

in: Sports

It's time for me to confront my feelings about LeBron James. Not LeBron James the man... I don't know him personally and it's extremely unlikely that I ever will. I'm referring to LeBron James the media curated entity. For some reason I've never been a big fan of the LeBron James we've come to know throughout his years playing [...]

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Michael Sam and the kiss heard ’round the world

in: Making News& Sports

Unless you were living under a rock this past weekend, I'm sure by now you're seen it. Seen what? The "kiss heard 'round the world" of course. You know, the televised kiss(es) shared by a relieved (and likely overwhelmed) Michael Sam and his boyfriend after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam in this year's NFL [...]

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3 key facts in the Wells Report (on Incognito & the Miami Dolphins) overlooked by the media

in: Making News& Sports

Late last week, the NFL commissioned investigation into Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins treatment of, and response toward, Jonathan Martin was finally released. The 144 page "Wells Report," as it's being called, not only confirms Martin's allegations, it also reveals that the harassment went even deeper and involved more people than was originally reported. [...]

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