Reflections on the Marathon Bombings A Year Later

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A lifelong resident of Boston, Liam Day reflects on his city’s resiliency in the face of terror and the need to wrestle with the questions the bombings raise.

A Story of Training to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

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Robert Andrew Powell’s new memoir details his efforts to qualify for the Boston Marathon at 39, the same age his father was when he qualified. Liam Day had the chance to talk with the author about running, writing, and his relationship with his father.

Golf Digest’s Cover Reeks of Desperation

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Members of the LPGA are rightly protesting Golf Digest’s decision to put non-golfer Paulina Gretzky on its cover. Liam Day believes it says as much about the sorry state of golf as it does about the continuing sexism in the publishing world.

For Dove Men+Care, Jay Wright Was an Easy Decision

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Villanova men’s basketball coach was signed to be one of the spokesmen for Dove Men+Care’s ‘Easy Decision’ campaign. Between his style, his composure, and his obvious care to do the best he can for the young men in his program, it’s pretty clear Jay Wright was an easy decision for Dove.

Pay Them Already

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The North Carolina scandal demonstrates that, if college athletes aren’t going to get even the education that is their ostensible compensation for generating billions of dollars, than they should at least get a share of the television revenue.

The Quaint Notion of Amateurism

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In honor of March Madness, which began this week, GMP Sports has combed its archives for the best articles about the tournament. Here, Liam Day, in a post from 2012, argues that the players you’ll be watching the next few weeks should get paid to entertain you.

I Once Thought Drinking Made Me Irish

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On St. Patrick’s Day, Liam Day reflects on a time when he thought he needed to drink to be Irish.

Get A Life, Will You People?

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Coupled with Marcus Smart’s run-in with a Texas Tech fan, Liam Day says the backlash new Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans faced from Auburn fans indicates that some of them just need to get lives.

First Love: Athletes With Glasses

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Liam Day was a young boy when he first started wearing glasses. The athletes he fell in love with were the ones who wore glasses too.

Boys Shouldn’t Have to Be Boys

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At least not in the way the NFL’s report on bullying in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room would seem to suggest. For all of their detailed description of the harassment Jonathan Martin endured, investigators still placed that behavior within a framework of stereotype that fosters it.

On Greatness: Collecting The Inspirational Stuff of Sports

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With our new feature, On Greatness, we will be looking to capture the inspirational heart of sports by bringing you the powerful quotes and imagery from the world of Sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us your submission.

Seahawks 27 Denver 23

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Liam Day doesn’t want to have to tell you he told you so. So remember you heard it here first.

Best Moments in Sports, 2013

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Liam Day recaps the year’s best moments in sports.

Worst Moment in Sports, 2013

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Unfortunately, sports’ worst in 2013 included terrorism, rape, and murder. Liam Day runs down the ugly list.

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.

Generation Cupcake? Today’s Youth are Better Than You Think

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Liam Day reflects on the comments made by Southern Illinois men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson, and points out that the younger generation is a lot better than we give them credit for.