Against Football? An Interview with Steve Almond

STAND corresponded with author Steve Almond about his book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.

The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Footballer

Despite the many ups and downs of a commonplace life, Coach Palickal has stayed faithful to his first love—football.

The Heart of the Deal

Thomas Fiffer tells the story of how his father traded an entire NFL football team.

How To Fix The National Football League

What if Roger Goodell got woke? A Wish List on how to fix football from friends and fans.

New Rochelle Football Captain Gets Loud About His Team’s Chances

Rochelle’s football captain plans on leading his team to success.

Thank You, 18

Jason Natzke’s love of football is inextricably linked with Peyton Manning.

How Failure Can Help You Be More Successful

Hall-of-Fame quarterback and Hall-of-Fame entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton helps you use failure to propel you to greater success.

On the Value of a Moral Mentor

How a coach became the mentor of a lifetime.

How Basketball can Make Your Life Worth Living

Too often we think of sports as the be-all, end-all to existence. In the end, the cliché “winning isn’t everything” may be truer than we realize.

Why Sex is Much Better as a Participatory Activity Than as a Spectator Sport

Find your own sexual ‘tap’ and turn it on whenever you need to.

The Legend of Johan Cruyff Will Live on

Cruyff is a cultural figure as well as a footballing one.

A Sports Story that’s Starting Trouble

Jeff Pearlman comes home to discusses his latest book and the life of Walter Payton.

Living Life: When Mental Illness Clashes with the Prospects of Youth

Steve Colori reflects on how his diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder clouded his view of the world as a young man, and how he chose to respond.

5 Things Johnny Manziel Can’t Buy

What will Johnny Football do now?

Call for Submissions: Thank you Coach!

How did your coach influence your life?

If Football is Deadly, Why do we Still Watch?

Should we feel guilty for watching a sport that costs so much?