Checking Athletes’ Privilege

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Mike Kasdan takes a hard look at the roots of the privilege we confer on star athletes, and its devastating effect on society.

Does Everybody Really Love Raymond?

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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.

I Lost a Job for Calling Out the Company’s Rape Apology

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Dan Soloman critiqued CultureMap’s victim-shaming of an underaged girl, and lost his job as a result.

Is Cam Newton Ruining Your Life? 5 Signs of the Fantasy Football Time Suck

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Game day induces stress, losing causes misery, and winning doesn’t really cause happiness as much as a reprieve from misery.

If I Work Out to Chris Brown Music, Am I Supporting an Abuser?

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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.

[Successful Athlete] Is Not Your Role Model

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When it comes to athletes, Aaron Gordon writes, “great” rarely means “good.”

The Dick-tionary

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Think you know the difference between an asshole and a douchebag? Your guide to understanding insults leveled at guys.

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The 10 at 10

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Super Bowl science, football according to Goofy, and Christina Aguilera flubbing the National Anthem.

Good Men Picks: The Super Bowl

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Five sections. Five picks. One winner.

The 10 at 10

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Wall Street wins, carbs will fix your broken heart, and Ben Roethlisberger fails: the 10 at 10.

We Make the A**holes

Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger, like every other egomaniac sports hero, can continue to do whatever the hell he wants—because he can. Because we let him.

Losing a Game You Didn’t Play In

Mark Sanchez

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.

Good Men Picks: NFL Conference Championships

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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.

Good Men Picks: Divisional Playoffs

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A good man is an honest man, no? Well, that’s gonna be the theme of Good Men Picks this week.

The 10 at 10: January 7

Happy Meal

Sexist Happy Meals, super grandparents, and QBs ranked by marketability: the 10 at 10.

The 10 at 10: January 5

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Big Ben is getting married, the RNC struggles with books, and Alec Baldwin wants to run for office: the 10 at 10.