Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

Cops on the Juice

Should cops be allowed to use anabolic steroids if it helps them do their jobs better? David Stanley explores.

Capitalism, Violence, and Male Bodies: The Strange Saga of Vince McMahon

Wrestling magnate Vince McMahon has earned untold millions by convincing people to pay him for the right to witness his own (possibly deserved) humiliations.

Lies and Athletes: Why Do We Care?

They say to “hate the game, not the player,” but sometimes the players bring it on themselves. Carter Gaddis shares his views on athletes, integrity, and the lessons we are teaching.

A-Rod: Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Liam Day realizes that for any number of reasons, he shouldn’t have sympathy for Alex Rodriquez …

Be Less Loyal

Putting aside issues of team and party affiliation, Jim Jividen believes intellectual consistency is the highest possible value.

The Wrestler: Should the Academy Awards Test for Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

“The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for a performance clearly enhanced with the use of drugs. Why isn’t Bob Costas complaining about that?

Can Sports Save Us?

Oliver Lee Bateman explains why we should pay closer attention to the sports that we watch.

Would You Use Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

Is it ethically defensible to “treat” a healthy individual so that he can excel in a given career? Is it ethically defensible to deny him that treatment?

Why Barry Bonds’s Conviction Should Be Overturned

Disgraced home run king Barry Bonds is appealing his obstruction of justice conviction this week. Jim Jividen explains why it should be overturned.

They’re All Lying to You: Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Photoshop, PEDs, and the Paranoid Style in American Journalism

Want the “truth” about breaking news stories like Lance Armstrong’s PED confession and the Manti Te’o affair? Oliver Lee Bateman argues that there isn’t any to be discovered.

Lance Armstrong Owes Me an Apology for that Apology

All of these fallen stars are begging for our forgiveness, but their vague, evasive apologies give us no sense of what they’re sorry for having done.

The Super Bowl History of the 49ers + Super Bowl 47 Prediction

San Francisco superfan Jim Jividen recaps the 49ers’ 5 Super Bowl wins and predicts the outcome of Super Bowl 47.

My Final Thought About the Baseball Hall of Fame

If hat size and back acne are sufficiently probative to keep the greatest players who ever lived out of the Hall of Fame, why are we stopping there?

Just Say No. To Barry Bonds That Is.

Neil Cohen argues that, while the baseball writers debate Hall of Fame selection, they miss the fact that it’s all about the numbers.

Shut Up and Sing: Let’s Talk Bob Costas and Make Some College Bowl Predictions

Bob Costas’ recent stance in favor of gun control has drawn the ire of many. Jim Jividen examines why his remarks about performance-enhancing drugs didn’t provoke a similar response.