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The American Sports Columnist

Ken Reed | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I fell in love with sports at about age seven. A couple years later, I fell in love with the sports page. But I quickly grew a little bored with pictures, box scores and game stories. I gravitated to the sports columnists. Even at a young age I enjoyed debating sports topics.

Notes From a 'Commie' Sports Reformer

Ken Reed | Posted 04.13.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I am Sports Policy Director for League of Fans, a sports reform organization founded by Ralph Nader. In that role, I write position papers, columns, and a blog on what we think are the biggest and most important issues in sports today. I often call for significant change, and that can raise the ire of traditionalists, hence the incendiary labels I receive from some readers.

Citizenship Through Sports Activism

Ken Reed | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The fact is, sport is a huge industry and a major socio-cultural institution. It impacts our society in numerous, significant ways, across all demographic categories. As such, we need to examine sports seriously.

Why We Love Sports -- Warts and All

Ken Reed | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The holiday season seems like a good time to talk about what's right with sports. The reason I work on sports reform issues all year is because I love what sports can be at their best.

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"