New England to the Rest of America: We Just Have One Thing to Say

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CJ Kaplan explains why the Patriots Super Bowl victory was so, so sweet.

Everyone Gets a Trophy… I Mean a Valentine

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Author, ad guy (and sporadic TV blabbermouth) Mark St. Amant weighs in on one New Jersey school’s Valentine’s Day rules.

The Caroling Protocol

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CJ Kaplan is surprised by some visitors of Christmas present.

Boston: A Love Story

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CJ Kaplan reflects on the luck of living in Boston, despite, or maybe because, of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

To My Uncle Dickie


CJ Kaplan remembers the man who taught him to love The Three Stooges, Mad Magazine, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and other great works of art.

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.

A Public Execution: The Firing of Mike Tannenbaum

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

Rush and the Limits of Immortality


In 1987, CJ Kaplan saw Rush for the first time. Twenty-five years later, he brought his son along for the ride.

An Open Letter to Yankee Fans


CJ Kaplan to Yankees supporters: It’s called losing gracefully. Try it.

Why Does Everybody Want Me to Get a Dog?


CJ Kaplan loves dogs. He just doesn’t want one.

Saluting the Captain


CJ Kaplan thinks Needham, MA native Aly Raisman deserves to be considered among the greatest captains in New England history.

My Wife, the Family CFO


CJ Kaplan doesn’t feel less of a man when his wife handles the family finances—she’s the only one qualified to.

Coming of Age … in Parachute Pants


CJ Kaplan questions his sense of personal style, while maneuvering through a series of Jewish ceremonies.

Books: An Epilogue

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CJ Kaplan explains how some of his greatest love affairs have been with books.

Screwed: Adventures of the World’s Un-Handiest Dad


With the help of friends, owner’s manuals, and ballcocks that just won’t stay in place, CJ Kaplan is finally learning how to be a handy man.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dad

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CJ Kaplan’s attempt to share his love of heavy metal music with his six-year-old daughter is thwarted by Miley Cyrus.