football

The Racial Ambiguities of the Roll Tide Faithful
November 14, 2014

Michael Lewis on the two kinds of fans you'll find at a Crimson Tide game. 

European Soccer Has a Racism Problem. Its Solution: Sexism.
October 23, 2014

UEFA's women-and-children policy makes no sense whatsoever.

The Solution to Violent Soccer Matches Is Not to Separate Enemy Nations
October 15, 2014

After all, political tension makes for great competition.

Will the NFL's Domestic Violence Rule Backfire?
August 29, 2014

Commissioner Roger Goodell admits a mistake, revises league policy, and sends a powerful message—one the experts say will make a difference.

ESPN's Report on Michael Sam's Shower Habits Was Delinquent Journalism
How he's accepted is a legitimate story, but the network is fumbling it
August 27, 2014

There's a real story about his acceptance in the NFL, and they're screwing it up.

College Football Is Ruining Education
And the NFL is profiting from it
August 23, 2014

College football is one of America's fastest-growing industries. 

Roger Goodell Just Blew It
The NFL sends a shamefully weak message on domestic violence
August 04, 2014

People say Roger Goodell didn't come down hard enough on Ray Rice. They're absolutely right.

The Washington Football Team's Offensive Name Is Still a Valuable, Protected Trademark
June 19, 2014

The media completely misstated what this news really means. Here's what you need to know. 

Year of the Pigskin
My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China
April 08, 2014

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

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