If You’re Happy and You Know It, Make Sure TV Doesn’t Show It?

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Michael Sam’s draft onto the St. Louis Rams and subsequent aired kiss with his partner has been discussed ad infinitum, but Anderson Cooper’s analysis is too good not to share.

The Truly Sad Fact About Donald Sterling Attending A Black Church Service

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Lincoln Anthony Blades questions Donald Sterling’s presence in an African American church.

Why The Michael Sam Kiss Freaked Me Out

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A ‘typical’, beer drinking, hetero guy saw Michael Sam’s Draft Day kiss. Here’s his honest reaction.

Four Laps + Four Beers + 4:57.1 = Beer Mile History!

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Accomplished runner James Nielsen combined athleticism, scientific principles, and a few cans of Budweiser to accomplish what many thought impossible.

Being a Dad Made Me a Better Sports Fan

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Brandon Billinger is passionate about sports, but, once he became a father, he realized he had to show his son that being a fan means far more than just yelling and screaming

The Only March Madness Should’ve Been Relentless Protesting

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Give college athletes, those whose backs March Madness are built on for example, their 40 acres and a mule.

The Sweetest Upset

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Forgotten now, but four years ago the NCAA backed down in the face of fan opposition to a plan to expand the annual men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams. Brian Lutz says its one of the few times that fans won out over corporate greed.

Will the NLRB’s Ruling Really Change Things for the Better?

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In the wake of last week’s ruling declaring Northwestern football players employees of the university, Argun Ulgen worries that we will just wind up trading one type of corporate culture for another.

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.

Top Ten Sports Rants for the Ages: Instant Classics of a Different Sort

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Michael Kasdan gathers a Top Ten video playlist of classic sports rants from the NBA, MLB, NFL, and college sports.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Jack Trice

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Jack Trice, the first black athlete at Iowa State University, only wanted to honor his race and his family. His story ended in tragedy.

The Best of GMP Sports, 2013

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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.

To Pay or Not To Pay: O’Bannon v. NCAA

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4 years ago Ed O’Bannon noticed that his image was being used without his permission. His subsequent suit threatens to upend the NCAA. Chris Parisi reports.

Soccer and MMA: America’s Sports

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Among the stories dominating sports’ summer landscape , there are some you may have missed. Liam Day discusses the subtle, but important shifts taking place.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in Congress Which Would Mandate Concussion Testing For College Athletes

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The new legislation introduced Thursday would require colleges to perform baseline concussion testing on all athletes who play contact sports.

It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose, It’s Whether You Win: High Stakes in College Football Coaching

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Can you alma mater afford to fire its head football coach if he fails to win a national title? Can it afford not to?