Best Moments in Sports, 2013

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Liam Day recaps the year’s best moments in sports.

The Best of GMP Sports, 2013

Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was running his third Boston Marathon and near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, John Tlumacki) ORG XMIT: MABOD111

The year in sports was an eventful one. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon to wrestling’s removal from and then reinstatement to the Olympics to the growing issue of concussions in the NFL, here is some of The Good Men Project’s best sports coverage from 2013.

A Phillies Fan Learns to Love the Sox

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Max White was a Phillies fan when he moved to Boston. This year he started rooting for the Sox. That’s not wrong, is it?

Bucky F#$&*ing Dent

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35 years ago this week the dreaded Yankees beat Liam Day’s beloved Red Sox in a one-game playoff. What he remembers are the lessons, good and bad, his mother imparted.

David Ortiz’s Meltdown Matters

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Matt Barnum explains why David Ortiz’s violent outburst toward home-plate umpire Tim Timmons after striking out on Saturday matters.

Boston Strong

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As a life-long Yankees fan, Neil Cohen has to tip his hat to the Red Sox, who, in the wake of April’s terror attacks on Boston, are forging a feel-good, worst-to-first season.

A Good Feeling

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On a beautiful spring day in Boston, Adam Olenn is reminded why he’s glad to be alive.

The Best $10 Ticket inTown

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Mark Spellun talks relationships, love and parenting in a Yankees-Red Sox world.

The Best GMP Sports Articles of 2012

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Liam Day, the Sports Editor of The Good Men Project, picks his favorite sports stories of the past year.

Can You Make Whine with Those Sour Grapes?

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The Washington Nationals remind Phillies fans whose house this is.

Sports Talk Flash Fiction: BoSox Rule!

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“The Yankees buy everything they got… Always have. They even bought Ruth from the Sox, for crying out loud!”

A Dad Strikes Out

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Bestselling author Michael Levin talks about his realization that his sons will never speak the language of baseball the way he does, and that’s okay.

The Pitcher: How Curt Schilling Let Me Down

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Searching for lessons in the implosion of 38 Studios only brings Jake DiMare internal conflict and pain.

Oscars = Tuxedos

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Jamie Reidy smacks down the Good Men Project founder’s argument that men should be allowed to wear dresses to the Academy Awards.

A Sox Fan in Yankees Land: ‘Boston’s Gay,’ 18-1, and a Chance at Redemption

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With the next chapter of the New York–Boston rivalry set to be written on Sunday, Daniel Roberts, a Boston diehard, reflects on his time in Manhattan.

The Masochism of Denver Broncos Fandom

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It’s likely that, eventually, the Broncos are going to shit the bed. The only thing is, as long as there’s some drama, Jason Davis wouldn’t have it any other way.