Gambling with NFL Fandom
February 02, 2013
I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.
Fourth Down? We're Going for It!
February 01, 2013
How advanced statistics could transform the NFL.
Assessing Baseball's New Cellphone Plan
January 27, 2013
Major League Baseball just signed a deal to replace those dugout landlines with cellphones for calls to the bullpen. Is this an improvement?
The new Bryant is as meta as ever—more a concept than a human being.
Field of Schemes—How Politics Infected Sports
January 23, 2013
Can one be a responsible, ethical sports fan? Or is such a thing a contradiction in terms?
Nick Saban’s Long, Winding Path to Sophomoric Success
January 07, 2013
Alabama Coach Nick Saban might be the greatest college football coach in history—but only because he gave up on the pro game.
This Hit Caused a Concussion. It Was Also Legal. Discuss.
December 28, 2012
Balancing the safety of NFL players and the quality of the game is not so simple.
Roger Goodell Keeps Letting His League Down
December 11, 2012
The NFL's bounty scandal claims another victim: The commissioner who rushed to suspend everyone in site.
The Myth of the Coach—Paterno and the Problem with College Sports
November 08, 2012
Paterno owes its success to our preposterous sepia-toned ideal of the coach.
A Gay Athlete in the World's Most Macho Sport
October 26, 2012
For years, the American press has anticipated a gay athlete in a major sport. This month, he fought in Florida.