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    Into the Rafters

    It’s an iconic football image: the aftermath of a devastating blindside tackle executed at full speed. November 20, 1960, the game in its final minutes, players and coaches on the sidelines wrapped in parkas against the late afternoon chill. The victim, New York Giants’ 30-year-old running ...

    Andrew Luck, Football, and Manhood

     Photo by Getty Images/pascalgenest.Like much of sports-loving America I remain shocked by the retirement of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. He was one of the poster boys for the National Football League. He was the reigning Comeback Player of the Year. He was a four-time All-Pro ...

    The Penn State Ethic

    The little basement room where our cubicles were crammed smelled like dust and coffee. I occupied the farthest cube against the back wall, through which a snippet of window and weak sunlight and outdoor vines peeked. Here I answered student emails and graded compositions and wrote stories. It ...

    Watch: Utne Visionary Dave Zirin on NFL Lockout

    Who would have thought that one of the greatest labor victories this year would come from professional sports players? While attacks on organized labor continue in places like Wisconsin and Ohio, the National Football League players’ union has reached an agreement with owners that actually ...

    You Must Watch the Empire Bowl

    This article was originally published at TomDispatch.com***If you are still passionately following football or, worse, allowing your kid to play, you may just be an old-fashioned imperialist running dog. Not that all football fans are bloodthirsty hounds feeding off the crippled hindquarters of ...

    Bishops Weigh in on Notre Dame Football

    Notre Dame football has been wallowing in mediocrity lately, much to the dismay of the storied program’s die-hard fans. In light of the team’s lame record, the university’s decision this week to let Coach Charlie Weis keep his job ruffled many feathers, including those of many ...

    Presidential Sporting Prowess

    The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has joined a minor league soccer team, according to the Guardian. Morales has used his soccer skills for politics before, rising to the top of a coca growers’ union after being noticed on the soccer field. Since then, he was elected as the country’s ...

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