Sorry, Chad, your “Man Brand” is no longer king.
Mike Kasdan takes a hard look at the roots of the privilege we confer on star athletes, and its devastating effect on society.
Patrick Broadwater wonders, amid the adulation being heaped on Ray Lewis as he retires, if it’s right to forget what he might have done off the field.
Dan Soloman critiqued CultureMap’s victim-shaming of an underaged girl, and lost his job as a result.
Game day induces stress, losing causes misery, and winning doesn’t really cause happiness as much as a reprieve from misery.
Emily Heist Moss insists that while we can argue for capitalism and free speech, we can’t pretend we don’t know that there are real, ethical, human costs attached to every consumer act we commit.
When it comes to athletes, Aaron Gordon writes, “great” rarely means “good.”
Super Bowl science, football according to Goofy, and Christina Aguilera flubbing the National Anthem.
Five sections. Five picks. One winner.
Wall Street wins, carbs will fix your broken heart, and Ben Roethlisberger fails: the 10 at 10.
Roethlisberger, like every other egomaniac sports hero, can continue to do whatever the hell he wants—because he can. Because we let him.
Last night, as I watched Rashard Mendenhall hump his quarterback, every potentially crucial play of the game and of the season ran through my mind.
Last week one commenter described Good Men Picks as “what it would look like if ‘People’ had a sports section.” So we’re picking based on the celebrity lookalike for each team’s quarterback.
A good man is an honest man, no? Well, that’s gonna be the theme of Good Men Picks this week.