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The right kind of ‘code’ for men to live by

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Sports | The locker room is a haven, a safe place for athletes. It’s an exclusive, members-only club of sorts, and what happens there between teammates generally…

Seeing the business side of sports for what it is

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Sports | Adam LaRoche was a solid major league first baseman for more than a decade. After a rough time with the Chicago White Sox last year he hoped to bounce back…

Reject parity in basketball and in life

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Sports | I hope you have your brackets ready. It’s NCAA Tournament time! Sixty-eight teams started out looking for their “one shining moment,” and in a few weeks…

Unreasonable revulsion of our rivals

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Sports | Two groups of people face off. Each sports a color representing their team. Members of both sides are loyal but for varying reasons. For some, it’s…

Recency bias in sports, our politics, and our churches

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Sports | Oscar Robertson, one the best players in NBA history, isn’t impressed with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Or at least he isn’t impressed with…

Judging a Penn State supporter

Judging a Penn State supporter

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Faith & Inspiration | Driving to work earlier this week I exited the freeway and pulled up behind a minivan sporting a Penn State University sticker. My first thought was “You…

Ronda Rousey’s identity crisis

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Sports | She was the most feared female fighter in the world—a powerhouse. She regularly dismissed opponents by knockout in mere seconds. She was undefeated in her…

When the least are heroes

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Sports | Every year around this time a handful of sports stories pop up across the country, and they are among the best we hear all year long. Two such instances…

Greatness comes in more than one flavor

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Sports | Which flavor is the best? I’m not sure that question is even answerable because of the variety of flavors and the breadth of human preference. Of course,

Should we imitate the best?

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Sports | Last month, Mark Jackson, a basketball commentator for ESPN and a former NBA player and coach, declared that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was bad…

No self-made stars

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Sports | Would Tom Brady be Tom Brady without coach Bill Belichick? Would he be the greatest quarterback of a generation, or maybe ever, and have won four Super Bowls?

Owning your failures

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Sports | Sometimes a thing happens that you anticipate, that you’ve seen happen many times before, but it still surprises you. For me that thing happened Sunday in…

 
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