About Liam Day

Liam Day has been a youth worker, teacher, campaign manager, political pundit, communications director, and professional basketball player. His poems have appeared at Slow Trains Apt, and Wilderness House Literary Review. His op-eds and essays have appeared in Annalemma Stymie, the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. He lives in Boston, where he works as a public health professional. He is the Sports Editor at The Good Men Project. You can follow him on Twitter at @LiamDay7.

Golf Digest’s Cover Reeks of Desperation

9696473

Members of the LPGA are rightly protesting Golf Digest’s decision to put non-golfer Paulina Gretzky on its cover. Liam Day believes it says as much about the sorry state of golf as it does about the continuing sexism in the publishing world.

For Dove Men+Care, Jay Wright Was an Easy Decision

9fa47c3532b1aa064b0f6a70670049e5

Villanova men’s basketball coach was signed to be one of the spokesmen for Dove Men+Care’s ‘Easy Decision’ campaign. Between his style, his composure, and his obvious care to do the best he can for the young men in his program, it’s pretty clear Jay Wright was an easy decision for Dove.

Pay Them Already

ap-north-carolina-georgia-tech-basketball_001-4_3

The North Carolina scandal demonstrates that, if college athletes aren’t going to get even the education that is their ostensible compensation for generating billions of dollars, than they should at least get a share of the television revenue.

The Quaint Notion of Amateurism

d3532ab50e1129ef56508015280c579d_crop_north

In honor of March Madness, which began this week, GMP Sports has combed its archives for the best articles about the tournament. Here, Liam Day, in a post from 2012, argues that the players you’ll be watching the next few weeks should get paid to entertain you.

I Once Thought Drinking Made Me Irish

51461ad2b8514.image

On St. Patrick’s Day, Liam Day reflects on a time when he thought he needed to drink to be Irish.

Get A Life, Will You People?

Rashaan Evans

Coupled with Marcus Smart’s run-in with a Texas Tech fan, Liam Day says the backlash new Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans faced from Auburn fans indicates that some of them just need to get lives.

First Love: Athletes With Glasses

33156-650-366

Liam Day was a young boy when he first started wearing glasses. The athletes he fell in love with were the ones who wore glasses too.

Boys Shouldn’t Have to Be Boys

dolphins1

At least not in the way the NFL’s report on bullying in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room would seem to suggest. For all of their detailed description of the harassment Jonathan Martin endured, investigators still placed that behavior within a framework of stereotype that fosters it.

Seahawks 27 Denver 23

1391034751000-AP-Super-Bowl-Football

Liam Day doesn’t want to have to tell you he told you so. So remember you heard it here first.

Chris Kluwe: Was it Really a Conspiracy?

chris kluwe-Jeff Chiu-ap

Liam Day believes the release of Chris Kluwe by the Minnesota Vikings has less to do with his personal beliefs and more to do with his performance as a player.

Best Moments in Sports, 2013

mariano-rivera-ap2

Liam Day recaps the year’s best moments in sports.

Worst Moment in Sports, 2013

e60ba4d16170e415350f6a706700a4c0

Unfortunately, sports’ worst in 2013 included terrorism, rape, and murder. Liam Day runs down the ugly list.

Generation Cupcake? Today’s Youth are Better Than You Think

barry hinson-ap-file

Liam Day reflects on the comments made by Southern Illinois men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson, and points out that the younger generation is a lot better than we give them credit for.

Tony Dorsett Diagnosed With CTE

tony dorsett_1383878823034_4011622_ver1.0_640_480

Liam Day discusses Tony Dorsett’s diagnosis and how it’s related to the other story dominating the NFL this week.

Bucky F#$&*ing Dent

mlb_ghrofalltime12_800

35 years ago this week the dreaded Yankees beat Liam Day’s beloved Red Sox in a one-game playoff. What he remembers are the lessons, good and bad, his mother imparted.

Jason Collins Remains Unsigned as NBA Training Camps Begin

jason collins

Liam Day explains why it’s really no surprise that Jason Collins hasn’t been signed yet, and why he’s not worried that Collins may never play in the NBA again.