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Sport and Society for Arete - Super Bowl Superness

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is Super Bowl Week. It is Super Bowl L, or for those who have abandoned their ties to the Roman Empire, Super Bowl 50. I have been around for all of these games, the first several of which were rather bland affairs, poorly played and lacking much suspense.

The Real Battle Over Ad-Blocking Is Between Big Tech And Independent Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2016 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Such an arrangement may be the best way to preserve independent media on the open web. Users would be able to protect themselves from abusive adware without freeloading. And web publishers who see their traffic drop might decide it's time to change their ways.

Police Recover Body Of ESPN Writer's Missing Son

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

The Rochester Police Department has confirmed that a body found Friday in Lake Ontario is Max Maisel, the son of ESPN writer Ivan Maisel. Max Maisel d...

David Lohr

ESPN Writer Anxious For Answers In Son's Mysterious Disappearance | David Lohr | Posted 02.28.2015 | Crime

Ivan Maisel, a senior writer for, is clinging to the hope that his missing 21-year-old son Max will be found safe. "We're scared and we're...

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith Should Say They Were Wrong About Gregg Popovich

Billy Honor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Billy Honor

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith were very wrong about the NBA's best coach, and their integrity as high-profile, respected sports journalists should compel them to say so.

Even ESPN Disenfranchises the District of Columbia

Ian Squires | Posted 04.21.2014 | DC
Ian Squires

This is America, where sports are sacred. A vote in Congress may be preferable, but a demonstrable vote with ESPN should be inalienable.

What Happens in Vegas (Ends up on ESPN)

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 07.08.2013 | Sports
Ari Weisbrot

Rob Gronkowski is, perhaps, one of the best tight ends to play the game and a likely hall of famer. Predictably, we have seen a lot of Rob this off-season, mostly featured in stories about his "off-the-field" antics.

Ad Review: ESPN -- It's Not Crazy, It's Sports

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Josh Okungbaiye

Wieden and Kennedy and ESPN have given us an insight into the life of an average person with a legendary name. This approach personally made me ask, 'What if my name was Michael Jordan?'

Humanity And Sacrifice: Giving Up ESPN For Lent

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Here, though, is my question: would it be better for me to give up paying attention to sports beyond this Lent? Would I be a more spiritual person? A more productive minister?

David Lohr

Desperate Boyfriend Supposedly Offers $500 For Pre-Super Bowl Football Lessons | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

Do you consider yourself a football expert? Do you eat, sleep and breathe the game? If so, you may want to hook up with a desperate guy in Brooklyn wh...

Aspiring Writers Take Note: Not All Can Live the Life of ESPN's Reilly

Weston Gentry | Posted 07.16.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Much to Reilly's and journalism purists' chagrin, writers are no longer bound by journalism's power structure. The Internet has provided a means for writers to hot-wire their way to the top through blogging.

Fired Announcer Sues ESPN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former ESPN announcer Ron Franklin, who was recently fired for making sexist comments to sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards before the Chick Fil-A Bow...

Modern Mother's Woe: Sex, Drugs and Violence in Sports News

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

Nothing prepared me to try and "run interference" for the street education that my kids are receiving while watching ESPN.

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

ESPN To Roll Out More Local Sites

New York Times | Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Not content with being a sports colossus with broadcasts in 200 countries, ESPN is taking aim at hometown sports coverage, threatening one of the last...

Follow the Roar Gets Your Juices Flowing for Tiger's Return

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Duffy

If you want to relive the glory of the 2008 season or just learn how one individual can concentrate perfectly on the task at hand, then Follow The Roar is just what the doctor ordered.

ESPN Unveils Significant, Clutter-Free Redesign Of

New York Times | Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ESPN.COM is counting on less clutter and more advertising options to bolster revenue at a time when its sister cable channels are battling rare weakne...