4 Minute Mile: My Next Step, in New Shorts

“If you make any money from these articles, how much do I get for providing you with quotable lines? I think 50% is fair.”—My dad

The Hardest Part Is the Failure, but It’s Better Than the Alternative

As a parent, it’s hard to see your child fail. But remember, failing is a necessary part of their growth.

4 Minute Mile: Because Between 40 and 60 is When Heart Attacks Happen

“Have you gone to a doctor and had a physical? Because between 40 and 60 is when all the heart attacks happen”—My dad

Andy: No End to Good Parenting

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Why I stopped Watching NFL Football

My life changed, my priorities changed, and I made a shocking decision that I have never regretted.

My Husband Wants a Man Cave

It took a bolt of lightning to open the door on the hoard of memories that stood between him and his refuge. — My husband and I have been empty-nesters for quite some time now since our son left for college in 2005. About three years ago I converted his room to my office, removing […]

Goalie Overkill, Sweet Save!

When sports sorcery strikes and deprives the point.

4 Minute Mile: My History

Paul Shipper wants to run a 4 minute mile. Trouble is, when he was on a track team, his coach had looked at his speed and said “Maybe we should try you for distance”.

This Football Team Went Behind Their Coaches’ Backs – Why They Did it Left Me Close to Tears

The heroic play that this middle school team made is unlike any you’ve ever seen before.

The First Step—Four Minute Mile

Paul Shipper starts his dream the way anyone dreaming of running a four minute mile does—one step at a time.

Teamwork Makes for the Best Tailgating Experience

Rich Monetti on how the team really comes together for a little beer, grilling, and sports for an ultimate tailgating experience.

10 Inspirational Quotes From Yogi Berra To Inspire All Men

Yogi Berra was a man larger than life and his mindset towards the game of baseball, and life had the ability to influence and inspire not just the greats in baseball but men everywhere.

Why it’s OK for Boys to Fail

Is failure better than not trying? Andrew Books, father of a high school wrestler, shares how losses teach as much, or more than, wins.

The Ultimate Equation: Insanity, Frisbee and Water Jet Packs, Baby!

The unparalleled sickness of this catch is why we exist.

Why We Should be Challenging the Women Taking Selfies at the Diamondbacks Game

The women at the Diamondbacks game deserved to be called out on their behavior. The reason might be different than what you think.

Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better in the World of Muscle Building

No need to go big, or go home at the gym anymore. Researchers have found that a bigger muscle does not necessarily mean a higher quality muscle.