A New York sports fan’s thoughts on how to cheer on the home team while respecting Boston.
Yeah, maybe Sandy Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur, but everyone works holidays now. Why shouldn’t the NBA?
JP Pelosi, a child of the Magic-Bird years, wonders where all the good sports role models have gone.
Prompted by the death of NBA player Dwayne Schintzius, Liam Day looks back on his own life and wonders if could ever have been as bold as the man in the mullet.
“I’d want to know the many curses of Kevin Garnett, the relief of Paul Pierce, and the dignified joy of Ray Allen.”
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Ryan O’Hanlon and Max Ornstein trade a bunch of words back and forth, but they come to one conclusion: the NBA playoffs are going to be awesome.
After winning the Super Bowl, Good Men Picks switches gears to the NBA and Sunday’s Heat-Celtics matchup.
Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel committed suicide in 2012. It’s now been confirmed he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the national pastime’s first documented case. Neil Cohen discusses how MLB is getting proactive.
A gift to better the man you are may help you to continue gifting your best self to those around you.
Lynn Beisner examines evidence of a pattern of behavior in unhappy marriages that is almost never discussed
Critical darlings and working class heroes mix in the Class of 2014.
“There simply isn’t a male fantasy about being appreciated and lauded for one’s intrinsic qualities rather than one’s actions.” Noah Brand wonders why that is.
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Andrew Smiler provides five conversational tips to help boys and men feel more comfortable during challenging conversations.
Ariel Chesler was proud of the good works his fraternity did, but he believes any “test of manhood” is a bad one.
If it’s possible to fall in love with someone by communicating with them whenever we wish, can we find similar solace in a collection of zeros and ones that recreate the experience to the point that no one could tell the difference?
Andrew Smiler speculates about how, when, and why social class can trump racism and sexism.
Tom Scocca argues that snark is a necessary weapon in the war against “smarm”. Allan Mott politely disagrees.
Sebastián Molano used a surprising incident on a Washington D.C. street corner to examine how to examine, transform and embrace gender roles.
A close encounter with a man and a gun shattered Vaughan Granier’s sense of security in his town … and caused him to be more reflexive and empathetic with those who commit crime.
Fewer men identify as gay in states which are blatantly intolerant of homosexuality. Dr. Aqualus Gordan explores.
Markus Gerke takes a look at Breaking Bad, Walter White, and the destructive potential of masculinity in our society.
Jon Magidsohn has moved his house, business and family to follow his wife around the world. Four times. Here’s why that is part of the new norm.