Why Sponsors May Be the Only Ones Who Can Reform FIFA

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There is a growing business risk for sponsors from being associated with FIFA and they are better placed than UEFA even to push for reform.

Why Men Need to Play

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Duncan Alldridge explores men’s inherent need for play as part of healthy masculinity.

Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling Do the Same with Isiah Thomas?

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Considering recent events in the basketball landscape, it is tremendously disappointing (though probably not that surprising) that the basketball world is not more up-in-arms about Isiah Thomas.

Powerlifting, the Great Equalizer

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If you haven’t lifted a certain weight, it’s not because your mom didn’t hug you as a child. It’s not because you got screwed over by someone. It isn’t on anyone else except you. If you want to lift 200kg, you — and only you — have to put in the effort to get there.

Beyond The Lens: The Interception That Began DeflateGate

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It didn’t seem like an important moment at the time. Who would have known that this photograph would have arguably the most talked about, controversial football in NFL history?

Sexism And Homophobia In The NHL

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Sarah Jane has been following sports for most of her life, but still gets asked who her favorite-hot player is. She’s had about enough of that.

Michael Phelps: On Greatness

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You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. –Michael Phelps ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us your submission via email to anyone […]

A Sports Dad Reigns Victorious Over the Summer Combine Grind

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Jeff Nelligan calls it “the combine grind”, showcases and try-outs and premier tourneys where college coaches from all three NCAA divisions congregate, analyze, measure, and decide which kids they’ll follow and recruit. Here is how he, and his sons, survived it.

How Bill Simmons’ Innovative Style Led to His Rise—and Fall—at ESPN

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With teams providing less and less access to journalists, Simmons always prioritized the interests of the common fan.

A New Pre-Game Ritual?

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Waiting for a friend outside Wrigley Field, Paul Schneider discovers a new way to honor an ancient ritual.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: On Greatness

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“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.”  – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please send us your submission via email to anyone on the GMP sports team: Mike at […]

This Is How You Dance to Michael Jackson

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Watch this kid reincarnate Michael Jackson at a school talent show.

Is Competition Necessary to Sport?

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Why does the pleasure of attaining near perfection in any sport require winning — dominating a competitor — in order to give meaning to some athletes?

JJ Watt: On Greatness

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“If you do the bare minimum, expect bare minimum results. You want to be great, work to be great. Nothing just happens.” – JJ Watt ♦◊♦ The Good Men Project’s On Greatness brings you the most inspiring quotes and related imagery from the world of sports. Join us! If you have a favorite sports quote, please […]

The Effect of the Man-Box on Joy

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There is a stereotype out there that guys are only interested in sex, sports and beer. Maybe that’s because those are man-box approved ways of expressing joy?

6 Parenting Lessons from Little League Baseball

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It’s more than just a game and offers valuable life lessons.  — Little League baseball fields everywhere are buzzing with excitement. The smell of fresh cut grass on the ball field means spring has sprung. Baseball is such a metaphor for life. Is a bad break in the past keeping you from being the parent […]