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Sports Heroes

After His Parents' Deaths, High School Football Player Joins Coach's Family

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Christian Osterhout lost his father to ALS when he was a freshman in high school -- a traumatic event that prompted his football coach, Chris Roberts,...

Vikings QB Treats Family To Impromptu Shopping Spree After Their Mom Was Killed In Crash

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News

Football may be all tough hits and tackles, but that hasn't hardened the heart of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. At least, that's ...

Ray Rice and Friends: Why Are We Surprised?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

Violence, on and off the field...

Stranded Boaters Rescued By Viking

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

Who better to rescue distressed boaters than a Viking? Minnesota Vikings player Chad Greenway helped save two stranded boaters Monday afternoon af...

Weeklings!: A Gay's Guide to Honest Sports Stars (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

Lance Armstrong may have pulled a fast one (or seven) on us, and Manti Te'o may be the weirdest liar in the history of sports, but please don't fret: You can trust your sports heroes.

The Thrill of Victory

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Gerdy

I have always loved the quote, "The older I get, the better I was." As tales of sporting glory are told through the years, the distance between memory and reality often grows.

Sporting Heroes: Do We Need Them?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

At some point. I stopped having sports heroes. Their time on the stage is so brief and what awaits many after they retire from the game is a lifetime of sore limbs and decades of anti-climax.