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Jack Tatum, "The Assassin," Is Dead. What Is the Future of Football?

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

Tatum's death comes just as the NFL is beginning to begrudgingly address its issues with player safety and his legacy provides an interesting platform from which to look at the future of football.

Why Macroeconomists -- and Some Politicians -- Should Watch Sports

David Berri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Berri

Some macroeconomists insist that decision-makers are perfectly rational. This suggests that these people are simply not sports fans. So if you meet one of these macroeconomists, please take them to a game.

ESPN's 'Body Issue' Of Naked Athletes: Serena Williams, Dwight Howard, Adrian Peterson, More Pose Nude (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ESPN Magazine is trying to give the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a run for its money by featuring naked and barely-clothed athletes on the cover ...

What Pro Sports Owners Owe Us

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

If a car's brakes failed, you wouldn't blame the driver. You'd blame the manufacturer. And when we feel bludgeoned by the state of professional sports, it's the owners who need to answer for this sorry state of affairs.

Finally, a Post About Horseshoes and Cricket

Daniel Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel Adler

Maybe we should all head to the Horseshoe World Championships so we can tell our grandkids that we saw Jim Francis, the greatest athlete ever... or at least Jim Francis, a great athlete in a small sport.

The Singing of National Anthems in International Soccer

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

The iconography of a national team's players singing the anthem has lent the World Cup a nationalistic air and martial demeanor that did not exist in soccer until sometime in the 1990s

Live Sports 2.0: The Digital Revolution

Jason Gurwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jason Gurwin

There is tremendous room to create a more dynamic live experience at sporting events. The innovation that will win is the one that creates the ultimate fan experience in one application on the user's own hardware.

Electronic Arts In Hot Water Again Over Publicity Rights

Gregory Gabriel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gregory Gabriel

There does not seem to be any reason why a third party should be permitted to profit off of the student athlete. That is exactly what numerous current and former student athletes contend Electronic Arts has been doing for years.

George Steinbrenner's Split Personality Was Not So Split

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joel Weinberger

The same personality characteristics that led George Steinbrenner to his angry, firing behavior also led to his kindly, charitable acts. In fact, Mr. Steinbrenner was completely consistent in his behavior.

Changing the Game With an Indestructible Ball

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For most kids in the developing world, sporting equipment is a luxury they cannot afford. The indestructible soccer ball represents durability, longevity, possibility and hope.

Pro Athletes Tour the Gulf, Share Their Thoughts

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Avital Andrews

Today a group of professional athletes and Olympians boarded a fishing boat to tour the oil devastation on the Gulf Coast. Then they held Sierra Club-hosted conference to share their impressions of the damage.

Anger Workout Cleveland: Managing King James Anger

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Angry Cleveland, remember that all emotions communicate information. Anger is communicates something is wrong. What is "wrong" about the decision?

Steinbrenner: One Degree of Separation

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lea Lane

Hanging with Fay Vincent made me realize even more about the pitfalls of money and power. And how too much of both can nourish bullying and grudges in American-as-apple-pie baseball. And in any field.

Lebron's New Nickname

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mark R. Collins

Say what you will about James and his decision, the only thing we know for sure is that he has left his kingdom and therefore surrendered his crown. This summer you're just Lebron James; nothing more, nothing less.

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield on Manly Manicures, Accidentally Killing a Seagull, and Making a Difference on Behalf of His Mom

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Dave Winfield -- who is now an analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight program -- sat down with The Good Men Project Magazine to talk about baseball, manhood, and fighting breast cancer.

Citi Field: Baseball's Symbol of Why You Should Move Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Houston was able to find a stadium sponsor to replace Enron. A city as big as New York should be able to find a sponsor for the Mets' field that is not funded by the American taxpayers.

World Cup 2010: What We Learned About Ourselves and the World

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

World Cup 2010 put South Africa on the map as the Olympics did for China. And they weren't scary about it. They know how to party, and they have the infrastructure. I wish I had gone.

Bald, Bewhiskered, or Vajazzled - Who Cares? Just Be Healthy

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

We have decided as a policy to stop naming names of useless starlets who paint obscenities on their fingernails, hypocritical politicians and commenta...

Allen Iverson Still Longs for his Ring

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

I'm hoping that Iverson is able to shake off those painful back spasms, as he now comes back fresh for a struggling Detroit squad as their sixth man.

World Cup Final: Don't Underestimate the Dutch

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

From absorbing the press hype prior to the World Cup final it would seem that either Spain has already won or that the Dutch are one of the weakest teams to make the final. If Spain are over looking the Dutch they are making a huge mistake.

Changing the Past: LeBron James' "Signing Day" on ESPN

Khai Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Khai Gordon

On Tuesday night ESPN reported that LeBron James had decided to announce his NBA team choice on their network, Thursday night at 9:00 EST. So after w...

Breaking Down the Latest Development in the Star Caps Saga

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

The NFL might continue to press for legislation that permits the drug policies of professional sports leagues to trump state workplace drug laws. But the Williamses will not be on the field when the NFL season kicks off.

Mayweather Smacks Mosley, Must Now Take Pacquiao Fight

Ryan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ryan Phillips

Mayweather and Pacquiao have a duty to put this fight together, not just for the fans, but for the health of a sport that has given them so much.

How to Watch a World Cup Soccer Match

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Taylor

As we move into the last few matches I thought it would be helpful to explain some of the basics of the game and help you sound savvy with your foreign-born World Cup-obsessed friends.

He Did the Impossible

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

56 years ago today, Roger Bannister accomplished the impossible. He was the first person to break the four minute mile barrier. His story is not only...