The Consequences of Dishonesty

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In an open letter to his sons penned in the wake of the New England Patriots cheating scandal, photographer Vincent Pugliese talks about the ultimate consequences of cheating.

Was This Man-Hug The World Cup’s Best Moment?


There couldn’t be a better example of sportsmanship than what happened on Friday at the World Cup.

Forget Richard Sherman. This Speed Skater is Your Sportsman of the Weekend


We Spent This Whole Week Discussing The Sportsmanship of Richard Sherman?! Please. Check Out This Guy!

Why Everyone is So Mad at Richard Sherman

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The outspoken Seahawks cornerback is taking lots of heat for his post-game comments, but the real problem is the way sports fans consume their storylines.

Praising Sportsmanship, Raising Sportsmen


An inspirational story and a reminder that “Sporting” has two definitions.

Seven Steps Schools Can Take to Close the Gender Gap

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Boys are being shortchanged in schools. How can we fix this?

This Is What Real Sportsmanship Looks Like


It’s not about whether you win or lose, for some it’s just about getting to play at all.

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

When Sportsmanship Beats Competition


Winning isn’t everything. Sometimes it isn’t even the right thing.

How Cheap Physical Courage


Risking injury for money is one kind of brave. Liam Day argues that it’s less brave than refusing to.

Is Football Heroic? Jovan Belcher, Violence, and Masculinity


Is the masculine power the makes football exhilarating, the same destructive force that killed Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins?

An Open Letter to Yankee Fans


CJ Kaplan to Yankees supporters: It’s called losing gracefully. Try it.

Condoleezza Rice Helps Break the Boys’ Club at Augusta National


A former boys’ club makes room for two women, including a former Secretary of State.

You Deserve It


‘You’re proud of that, aren’t you?’ Mr. Damianakos had caught me admiring my trophy.

Big Shots: When Pros Get Egos

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JP Pelosi, a child of the Magic-Bird years, wonders where all the good sports role models have gone.

Feminism, “Manning Up,” and the Zero-Sum Game

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Man up (mæn əp) v. : 1. to be strong, 2. to achieve your goal despite the obstacles, 3. to work through obstacles without complaining, 4. to grow up and behave maturely.