The Year In Sports: A Look Back at the Biggest Stories of 2014


From the Sochi Olympics to the NFL’s epicly bad year to the World Cup to athletes speaking out in the wake of police killings, Mike Kasdan reviews all the biggest stories we covered this year at The Good Men Project Sports

A Letter To Derrick Rose That’s Really About Eric Garner

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Bradford Philen is angry about racism and white privilege; but he doesn’t want to rant. He wants to listen and be smart and recover. He urges athletes like Derrick Rose to keep pushing the dialogue.

The Sports Revolution Is Being Televised: Modern Athletes and Social and Political Activism

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Wai Sallas takes a historical look at athletes as activists, with today’s NBA and NFL stars taking a big step forward in the progress for what’s right and equal.

Athletes Across The Nation Join ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Protest (PHOTOS)


From the NFL to the NBA to Professional Soccer, from LeBron James to Reggie Bush, athletes join in solidarity and protest: #ICantBreathe

So…This Happened. Three Things in Sports. (Dec. 8, 2014 Edition)

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Our sports round-up features an Eric Garner protest by D-Rose and Reggie Bush, Andre Johnson continuing his yearly tradition of Christmas giving to children, and The Legend of Odell Beckham, Jr grows.

Has Unwillingness To Play Through Injuries Taken The Bloom Off Derrick Rose?

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Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose, is back, but for how long? His comments and actions hint at bigger issues. – Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose was on the court Monday night for the first time in five games. He played 25 minutes against the Utah Jazz, scoring 18 points and dishing out five assists to […]

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


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


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?


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

Eastern Conference Finals Update

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

The NBA Playoffs: Almost There

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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

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