Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

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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.

Where’s The Mentor Alex Rodriguez Never Had?

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Joe Rutland looks at the drama behind Rodriguez and how a mentor could have helped him navigate his life and career with more honesty and grace.

Instant Muscle: Just Add Oil, Lidocaine & Alcohol

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Some might call it Extreme Body Modification. I call it Dysmorphia.

Cops on the Juice

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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

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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?

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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.

Today’s Athlete and the 24-7 Sports Media Cycle

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Yesterday’s athletes were heroes, today’s villains. Max White says it’s us, and the 24-7 news cycle we consume, and not the athletes who have changed.

Ground Rule Trouble

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Think steroids is biggest problem in baseball? Tyler Smith takes a humorous look at the ways that baseball and cheating have gone hand in hand.

It’s Not About the Muscles

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In the wake of A-Rod’s suspension, Ryan Bradley talks to his son about Performance Enhancing Drugs.

5 Lessons Fathers Can Teach Their Children About the A-Rod Saga

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Christian Toto turns his obsession about the A-Rod circus into a teachable moment for his son.

Let’s Teach Boys About Airbrushing

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Andrew Smiler argues that we can help everyone by teaching boys about the artificial beauty we see.

Be Less Loyal

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

Male Bodies and the Lies We Tell About Them: The Making and Faking of Professional Wrestling

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What can a “sport” built around fakery and deception teach us about the lies men tell themselves?

We’re Getting Catfished

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Still laughing about how poor Manti Te’o got duped? Jim Jividen addresses the ways we’re all being catfished.

My Final Thought About the Baseball Hall of Fame

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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?

Where Have You Gone Aaron Sele?

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With the Hall of Fame vote in, and no one elected, Neil Cohen says that baseball nation won’t be turning its lonely eyes to Cooperstown this summer.