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.

Derrick Rose Thanks His Mom

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Derrick Rose, at his NBA MVP acceptance speech, shows very public appreciation for his mother.

Rose v. Manziel: A Case of the Media’ Misplaced Priorities

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Jackie Pepper argues that the media’s recent coverage of Derrick Rose and Johnny Manziel shows a clear case of a media whose priorities are all screwed up.

Roy Halladay Has Nothing to Apologize For

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Roy Halladay apologized for his bad performance while pitching hurt. As Steve Silver argues, the problem is he was only doing what the fans expect.

Derrick Rose: What We Talk About When We Talk About Playing Hurt

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Bulls’ fans wanted Derrick Rose to return for the playoffs. James Haberl argues that the decision was rightly Rose’s, not the fans’.

Why Do You Miss the NBA?

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We’ve already missed two nights of NBA games, and now we’re all sad.

Eastern Conference Finals Update

Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose

Everything you need to know before tonight’s Bulls-Heat game.

The NBA Playoffs: Almost There

Kevin Durant, James Harden

In case you slept through the first two rounds of the playoffs, we’ll bring you up to speed.

All This Loyalty Talk Is Bull

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The Heat got LeBron and Wade. The Bulls didn’t. That’s all this series will be.

NBA Playoffs Update: Eastern Conference

Derrick Rose

Miss the beginning of the NBA playoffs? Get caught up in five minutes.

The Conversation: NBA Playoffs

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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.