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How To Explain The Super Bowl To Your Non-American Friends

Posted 01.30.2015 | World

On Sunday, sports fans in the U.S. will be glued to TV screens for the Super Bowl, the annual championship of the American football league NFL. The...

This Vine Epitomizes How The NFL Treats Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women

Domestic violence in America: a priority, until football gets in the way. On Monday night during the Arizona Cardinals-San Diego Chargers game, ESP...

Why Masahiro Tanaka Will Be the MLB's Next Japanese Ace, Not Bust

Dave Kreissman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

It's evident that Tanaka's stats are among the best of any pitcher in the world. But there is constant concern that he, like many Japanese pitchers before him, will be a big league bust. However, don't make the mistake of judging him on the failed potential of other Japanese pitchers.

The Magic of Baseball

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Mark Banschick, MD

What is it about sports that can bring out an almost religious like fervor in fans? Sports are given a form by their rules and regulations. Humans naturally gravitate towards patterns and order.

Fútbol, America and Other Things

Naomi Menezes | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen
Naomi Menezes

Soccer is the most popular sport in almost every major country, except the ones in North America. In a place with such a diverse culture, I would expect soccer, not football, to be our "uniting sport."

U.S. Women's Soccer And The Problem Of American Exceptionalism

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 09.16.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

We have lost the joy that comes from challenging ourselves to compete, and from knowing that we have given our best effort, even if we didn't win.

Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lewis Lapham

Unlike every other big business in the United States, big-time sports tread on hallowed ground. The product is entertainment, but the franchise is the democratic dream of Eden, Adam at play on the fields of the Lord.

Superbowl? Yes, Please! Sexist Ads? No, Thank You!

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith Lopez

Sexism in ads, to me, is not only offensive, it's beyond outdated to the point of being pathetic. Do we really still need half-naked women in bikinis to increase beer sales?