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The Good Men Project

Dear Erskine College, God Does Not Hate Gay People

The Good Men Project | March 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
As a Christian, I stand in embarrassment at what some in my religion deem as right and "godly." It's the reason I have searched for 8 years, trying to find a church that promotes God's love without exacting man's judgment.
William Dameron

Daniel Murphy: Lifestyles of the Gay and Not So Famous

William Dameron | March 6, 2015 | Gay Voices
This whole gay lifestyle thing sounds so decadent and hedonistic and sinful, like a two thousand calorie dessert and here I am gay and living my boring little life, paying my children's college bills, remaining faithfully married to my husband and taking out the trash. Clearly, I have missed out.
Tyson Hartnett

Why Athletes Go Broke and What We Can Do About It

Tyson Hartnett | March 5, 2015 | Sports
To me, these statistics are staggering. How does a person make millions of dollars over his career, yet go broke within five years of leaving his sport? How is this even possible?
Scott Rosberg

Sports Set Our Kids up for Success -- but WE Must Follow Through

Scott Rosberg | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Sports can be extremely valuable in the growth and development of young people. However, it is up to us as the adults to do everything we can to make sure that what we want them to learn and enjoy from the experience are the very things that we are teaching them.
Marvin Blugh

A Late Winner at St. James Park, Manchester United Week 28 Recap

Marvin Blugh | March 5, 2015 | Sports
With the points tightening around the 3rd and 4th positions on the league table, Manchester United desperately needed to claim the crucial three points in this mid-week clash with mid-table positioned Newcastle United.
Joe Cooper

7 Premier League Youngsters Who Have Vastly Improved Their Reputation This Season

Joe Cooper | March 5, 2015 | UK Sport
19-year-old Bellerin is another youngster who was thrust into first-team action due to injuries this season. In this case, it was Mathieu Debuchy who made way for the pacey full-back, who is widely regarded to be one of the quickest players in the Premier League.

What Is the Life of an NFL Cheerleader Like?

Quora | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Nearly 3 years ago May 2012, when I was a rookie, it felt unreal. I was the youngest one on the team, 19 and a sophomore in college. I didn't know what it was like to be a professional so this caused confrontation and delinquencies.
Heather Gillis-Harris

Mama Doesn't Need a New Pair of Shoes

Heather Gillis-Harris | March 5, 2015 | Impact
Mom made a lot of sacrifices for my brother and I so we could play sports. There were times the electric bill wasn't paid or we ate lots of pasta. I didn't appreciate it so much then, but I'm thankful every day to her for that now.
Jon Raj

An Open Letter to Daniel Murphy From a Gay Dad

Jon Raj | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Let me try to explain why what you said was not an innocuous sound byte, but rather an offensive statement. First, I do not have a lifestyle. I didn't choose my sexuality the same way you didn't choose yours. Second, being gay is not what defines me.
Kyle McCarthy

Pro Football Players Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice to Donate Their Brains to Science

Kyle McCarthy | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Each year, more than two million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. This month is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, which shines a light on those who have sustained brain injuries, as well as those working to prevent and treat brain injuries. Earlier this week, New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice announced they will be donating their brains to science. Both Weatherford and Rice have suffered multiple concussions during their professional careers. Weatherford estimated that he suffered at least two concussions, while Rice, estimated that he has suffered at least 15 concussions during his career. When asked about his decision to retire, Rice told Reuters: "It was more about being able to function later on down the road, to live a healthy lifestyle. You know, be able to play with my kids." The NFL said concussions dropped from 148 incidents in 2013 to 111 incidents in 2014. Though this is the case, brain injuries suffered when playing the sport remain a serious concern. NFL players who have sustained concussions have experienced memory loss, depression, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and some have even committed suicide. Last September, PBS reported that 76 of the 79 former players examined suffered from degenerative brain disease. Last month it was announced that a settlement worth about $1 billion was close to being finalized which would compensate players for head injuries suffered during their careers. More than 4,500 former players had sued the NFL, accusing the league of hiding the dangers of traumatic head injuries. The Silk visualization below maps the total number of games missed due to concussions/brain injuries by team from 2012 through 2014. Data from
Janis B. Meredith

9 Reasons Why Sports Are Valuable for Our Children to Play

Janis B. Meredith | March 4, 2015 | Sports
We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.

What Is The Origin Of Bubble Soccer?

Quora | March 5, 2015 | Sports
Bubble soccer (or bubble football as its known throughout many parts of the world) was actually invented in 2011 in Norway just a joke by Henrik Elvestad & Johan Golden. Little did they know, they would set the foundation for such a spectacular and crazy new sport.
Paul Stewart

Checks and Balances: Empathy for the Tough Guy

Paul Stewart | March 4, 2015 | Sports
As a player, my ticket to reaching the NHL and WHA was my toughness and work ethic. As an official, I respected the people who performed the policeman role because I knew just how difficult and misunderstood that job really is.
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Fat-tire Cyclist Crushes Iditarod Dog Team Speed Record

Alaska Dispatch News | March 4, 2015 | Sports
A 36-year-old Anchorage cyclist has absolutely shattered the record for the time it takes man or beast to cover the 350 miles of Iditarod Trail up and over the Alaska Range from the headwaters of Cook Inlet to the Interior community of McGrath. Oh, what a difference the weather makes in Alaska.
Rich Taylor

Rise of eSports is a Game Changer

Rich Taylor | March 4, 2015 | Sports
In the video game industry, streaming capabilities gave rise to a new category of sporting events -- professional video game competitions. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of vocal fans worldwide and is quickly becoming the fastest-growing and most-viewed sport in the U.S.
Ange Kagame

Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | March 4, 2015 | Sports
If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
Carl Berman

Olivier Hanlan Sweeps NetScouts Basketball Weekly Awards

Carl Berman | March 3, 2015 | Sports
Boston College has recently had a rough stretch in conference play, but Olivier Hanlan had a big week to help snap a nine-game losing streak.
Venture For America

The Future of Sports Entertainment

Venture For America | March 3, 2015 | Business
With exponential growth continuing in technology, the possibilities for media grow as well. We only limit our ability to provide innovative media services by our ability to apply new business models.
Brandi Megan Granett

5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

Brandi Megan Granett | March 3, 2015 | Sports
So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.
The Good Men Project

I Ran with the Bulls, I Ran with Death, I Ran Towards Life

The Good Men Project | March 3, 2015 | Sports
It's the bull I saw last night... and he's bringing up the tail end of the stampede. I'd like to think there's a moment of acknowledgement as he obliterates the air alongside me.
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