NFL Diary: Week 8

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The season is halfway home and it’s time to distribute some hardware. In Week 8 of his NFL Diary, Ryan Bradley hands out his first half awards.

Three Generations of Patriots Fans

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Aaron Gouveia remembers the Patriots in the old Sullivan Stadium—“a craptastic team in a rundown pit of a stadium.” But through the years, through the generations, he’s loved every minute of it.

Tebow Gives Belichick the Media on a Silver Platter

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With Tim Tebow back with the Patriots, the media will have two reasons to stake out the locker room.

Mike Rice Loses His Sh*t: On Masculinity and Anger

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There’s a not-so-fine line between assertive leadership and chucking basketballs at your players’ heads. Mike Rice Jr. crossed that line.

NASCAR Fines Denny Hamlin for Criticizing Car

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Though NASCAR is within its rights to fine Denny Hamlin, Liam Day argues there’s a not so pleasant whiff about all of it.

Evolution of a Sports Fantasy

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Yes, he might be approaching 40, but that just means our author is taking his talents to the next level. At least he hopes so.

Thank You, Kareem

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Liam Day remembers why he admired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar so much when he was growing up.

Why Shannon Sharpe Called Bill Belichick a Sore Loser

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Liam Day argues that, in his on-air rant about Bill Belichick, Shannon Sharpe unwittingly summed up journalism’s rather sorry state.

Eulogizing Richard Ben Cramer

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Liam Day explains why, as a sportswriter, Richard Ben Cramer, who passed away on Monday, was his model.

A Public Execution: The Firing of Mike Tannenbaum

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CJ Kaplan discusses the firing of New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum.

Zimmerman and Sgt. Bales: Is Evil Something You Can See?

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In the wake of recent tragedies, Liam Day believes our society is clinging desperately to the Puritanical notion that good and evil are features we can see from the outside.

#35: Coach Coughlin

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He is the best.

Did God Punish Tebow?

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“Why do we hate Tibow so much?” is a fair question.

How’d that taste New England?

“Uh…they scored more points than we did.” Bill Belichick, Patriots I was 1-3 this weekend in picking playoff games.  That’s sad.  For those of you who don’t know, I did sports talk radio for a few years.*  That makes my performance this weekend totally pathetic and makes me kind of a jackwad.  That’s OK, though.  […]

Good Men Picks: Patriots or Bears?

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It’s a rematch of Super Bowl XX. Can you feel the excitement? No? Neither can I, but it should actually be a pretty good game.