Against Football? An Interview with Steve Almond

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

Is the Race Worth the Cost (and the Waste)?

There are so many obstacles to finishing a race, including some moral ones.

My Super Bowl: The Good, Bad, and Sublime in Sports

Football, a game that is starting to evolve for the future.

A Dad’s Message to Kids With Scars: Love the Bookmarks to Your Life Story

Josh Misner was moved by the story of Carter Gentle, a boy who was devastated when he saw the scars left by his open-heart surgeries. Here is Josh’s message for Carter and all kids with scars.

Why We Run #14: The Journey

I run for what I was. And what I am.

When Athletes Die Playing The Game

In the wake of the death of Cricketer Phillip Hughes, Mike Kasdan looks back at Hank Gathers and reflects on the rare tragedy of in game deaths by athletes. — About a month ago, the sports world was shaken by the news of the death of Phillip Hughes, the twenty-five year old Australian cricket star […]

Avoid Sports Injuries with Stephen Arroyo’s PT Tips for Families

Stephen Arroyo talks preventive strategies for injuries.

What Happens When We Push Beyond Our Limits?

It was race day, and the first time Steve O’Neill had ever run a half-marathon. Here’s how he felt when he crossed that finish line.

Bloody Mother’s Day

“My mother and I are bound, as it should be, in both clumsiness and blood,” writes N.C. Harrison.

Diplomas or Dollars: What Is the Student-Athlete-as-Employee Case Really About?

There’s a reason ‘student’ comes first in ‘student-athlete.’

The Good Thing About Injuries

Injuries are part of sports and exercise. Dr. Stephen Petteruti explains how to make them a positive thing. I’m a firm believer in anti-aging medicine. Not as a pill, or hormone, but as a way of living. A pursuit. The brave fight against the ticking clock. Marching all of our forces to fight the foe […]

How Do You Become One of the Best Freestyle Skiers? Watch Simon Dumont Make Progress Over a Decade

This video is not for the faint of heart.

So Many Hurts: Coping With Aches and Pains

Powerlifter N.C. Harrison recounts his many injuries, some of which are a legacy of the “face and hands” era of American football.

The Boy Who was Bit by an Ass and Lived to Tell the Tale

On how embarrassing stories from childhood are sometimes remembered by others as bravery.

What a Female Pro Wrestler Taught Me About Courage

NC Harrison reflects on the career-ending injury suffered by his favorite female pro wrestler, a woman whose achievements he admired and whose hurts he understood.

Former Father of the Year

There are two reasons Rob Azevedo doesn’t brag about his former title.