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Sport And Society For Arete -- Thanksgiving And Football

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.23.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As with all American traditions, if it happened once or twice it is one. Therefore I present my traditional Thanksgiving piece. Both the History of...

Melbourne's Iconic Community Cup: 'Footy As It's Meant To Be'

The Good Men Project | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Melbourne's annual Reclink Community Cup has built a remarkable cult following over the years, its rules and culture deep rooted in the history of the city. Featuring a celebrity Aussie Rules match and performances by notable Australian bands and musicians, it's an event made by the people for the people.

From One Blue to Another: The Chris Judd I Know

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Football -- after all the layers of fireworks, hovercrafts, talkback radio shows, betting scandals, fans, opinions and finances are stripped away -- is just a game. From there on, his aura evaporated and the Chris Judd I know is -- yes, a good footballer, but more -- a good person.

Rainbows on the Field: Australian Footballers Combating Homophobia

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

On May 16, two local teams, Yarra Glen and Warburton Millgrove, faced off for the second annual Pride Cup, an event organized to promote inclusiveness and acceptance of gays and lesbians on the sporting field. The two teams wore special uniforms featuring prominent rainbow designs to mark the occasion.

Mitch Clark: The Light Within The Dark

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Admiring the honesty and courage of AFL club Geelong's recruit Mitch Clark, David Packman takes a look at the rising specter of depression among professional athletes.

Prince Harry Plays Wheelchair Football With Wounded Soldiers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.23.2015 | Good News

The sport of wheelchair football has a royal player. Prince Harry visited the Robertson Barracks in Australia last week to play wheelchair AFL, or...

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

Draft Day: My Brother and I Once Ran It

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports
Jeremiah Horrigan

The million-dollar extravaganza that provides the occasion for the new Kevin Costner movie, Draft Day, used to be a simpler affair. Lord knows I wasn't qualified to run the American Football League draft. But I did.

Why Greek Americans Should Be NY Jets Fans

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.

Tim Tebow Gets Offer

Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has a job offer for Tim Tebow. Jaworski, who also is a co-owner of th...

Hey, Tebow, Arena Football Team 'Would Love' To Have You

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

Could Tim Tebow resurrect his career in the Arena Football League? The AFL's Orlando Predators "would love" to have the former University of Florid...

Brazil Unions Flex Muscles as Obama Afterglow Fades

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Neither foreign investment nor its own political class have narrowed the gap between haves and have nots that remains deeply embedded in the structure of Brazil´s society.

The Superbowl Is Over -- Now The Real Combat Begins

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Morris

For thousands of workers and millions of fans, the NFL game that really counts isn't Packers v. Steelers. It's Workers v. Bosses.

"I'm a Negro Who Speak Up." Remembering Football Great Cookie Gilchrist

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist, a former Buffalo Bills running back, died of cancer on January 10th at the age of 75. His legacy as both a player and athletic rebel are well worth restoring.

Electoral Defeat Shows It's Time Progressive Bloggers Started Caring About the Labor Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Perhaps after the recent election losses, bloggers will stop viewing elections as the key to challenging corporate power -- and instead focus on creating power in the workplace.

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi And Harry Reid: Passing Middle-Class Tax Cuts Is A Top Priority | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Ryan Grim. NEW YORK -- A trio of progressive groups forcefully came out Friday in support of holding a vote on tax cuts...

Here's a Secret: Baseball is Not Over Yet

Ron Shandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Shandler

Few people know about the Arizona Fall League. It was created to serve as a final proving ground for baseball's top prospects, and it is perhaps Major League Baseball's best kept secret.

Labor's Self-Inflicted Wounds Threaten Progressive Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Just as we are on the precipice of a major political realignment, a possible resurgence of progressive politics in Washington, the backbone of that movement -- organized labor -- is engaged in a self-destructive internal battle.

Labor's Self-Inflicted Wounds Threaten Progressive Movement

Kelly Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Candaele

Just as we are on the precipice of a major political realignment, a possible resurgence of progressive politics in Washington, the backbone of that movement -- organized labor -- is engaged in a self-destructive internal battle.