I Survived the Great Georgia Blizzard of 2014

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Georgia native N.C. Harrison reflects on the brutal ice storms that brought life in his state to a screeching halt.

Masculinity and Competitiveness: Why I Quit Playing Video Games

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Oliver Lee Bateman thought he was immune to the ill effects of competitiveness. Then he got involved in e-gaming.

Face to Face with Sexism in Brooklyn

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Nathan Zimmerman decided to confront sexism head-on…and got thrown out of a bar for his trouble.

How I Saved My Life

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Oliver Lee Bateman discusses how he came to terms with his troubled past.

All 47 Super Bowl MVPs Re-Awarded/The Top 25 Performances in Super Bowl History

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen reevaluates all of the 47 Super Bowl MVP performances and determines who really should have won each award.

A Man, Just Not That Manly

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“We’re all human and can embody any of the spectrum of gendered behaviors at any time,” argues N.C. Harrison.

Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble

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Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

Baptism and New Beginnings

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on the emotions engendered by his god-daughter’s recent baptism.

The San Francisco 49ers Complete NFC Championship Game History

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Longtime 49ers fan and ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen recaps his team’s 14 prior NFC Championship Game appearances as the team prepares for its 15th.

Brother vs. Brother: A Conversation about the NFC Championship Game

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ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen and his longtime friend Kirk Hiner discuss the raw emotions that accompany the upcoming game between their favorite teams.

The Prison of Memory: Forgetting to Forgive

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman unpacks his own complicated memories.

Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?

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N.C. Harrison reflects on his lengthy, comfortable stay in the friend zone.

I See Fire: Reflections on The Hobbit

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N.C. Harrison examines the anti-materialistic message of the second installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

Life: I’m in It for the Long Haul

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As a favor to those he loves, powerlifter N.C. Harrison is going to start training for the long haul.

Dusty Rhodes, the American Everyman

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of the most poignant interviews in pro wrestling history, Dusty Rhodes’ “hard times” monologue about working-class masculinity.

The Loneliness of the Above Average Man

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What can a cartoon character like former WWE superstar “Ravishing” Rick Rude teach us about masculinity?