Fatherhood or Fandom? The Ethical Dilemma of a Redskins Fan


What’s in a name? Michael Dorman found out the hard way.

The Wrestler: Should the Academy Awards Test for Performance-Enhancing Drugs?


“The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for a performance clearly enhanced with the use of drugs. Why isn’t Bob Costas complaining about that?

Hockey’s Fringe Benefits


We’re supposed to believe a lack of mainstream appeal is hockey’s tragic flaw. Brian Lutz argues it’s just the opposite.

Shut Up and Sing: Let’s Talk Bob Costas and Make Some College Bowl Predictions


Bob Costas’ recent stance in favor of gun control has drawn the ire of many. Jim Jividen examines why his remarks about performance-enhancing drugs didn’t provoke a similar response.

We Don’t Talk: Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins


Liam Day wonders if the tragedy in Kansas City was a part of society’s expectations that men be strong and silent.

Was Bob Costas’ Gun Rant Out of Line?

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Bob Costas quoted Jason Whitlock in saying that were it not for a gun, Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive. Do you agree? Was Costas out of line for editorializing?

Yellowface in CLOUD ATLAS

Hugo Weaving in yellowface

Yellowface in the new Cloud Atlas movie? Hollywood is getting out of control, forgetting the reality of racism in its mixed-up pursuit of ambition. Shame on the movie business. Last night, I found out that the new Cloud Atlas movie will be sporting several actors in yellowface–that is, white actors made up to look Asian. You can […]

National Glory: Division I Sports and the Olympic Games

2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Beijing

Athletic competition was never a spiritually innocent pursuit. College football is no exception.