Tag Archives: Football

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Former NFL star David Meggyesy wrote the classic memoir, ‘Out of Their League’

Meggyesy speaks out on the uber-violent ‘military culture’ of pro football. And he calls new UT coach Charlie Strong’s ‘hard-ass’ approach ‘insane.’ By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | September 8, 2014 David Meggyesy, author of the classic football … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCAST | Former NFL star David Meggyesy wrote the classic memoir, ‘Out of Their League’

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

Two upcoming sports anniversaries contain elements of tragedy, honor, and courage. But one won’t get much attention. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 Two wrenching anniversaries loom in the world of sports. Both are in … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

The NCAA is now in a fight for its life. Its power emanates solely from its position as a cartel. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | March 28, 2014 “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered…” – Mark Cuban … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | The Northwestern University Football Union and the NCAA’s death spiral

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Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

If you’re going to root against the Seahawks, please do it for the right reasons. Not so Richard Sherman gets some kind of lip-buttoning comeuppance. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2014 I was done writing … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

Robert Griffin III. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Ali Center. Image from The Nation. What did RGIII learn atthe Muhammad Ali Center? The social-media-savvy RGIII tweeted, ‘What Ali stood for and the way he expressed it from the boxing ring to … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

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Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

Bevo goes to college. Photo by Mose Buchele for KUT News. Inset photo of Texas cheerleader by Donn Jones / AP.Learning to hate Longhorn football Dealing with UT’s jock-obsessed culture is easy — I critique it, without hesitation. Dealing with … finish reading Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow shown “Tebowing.” Whose side is God on?The Gospel according to Tebow By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 18, 2011 I don’t normally write about an individual’s religious beliefs unless that person … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Redemption of Tim Tebow?

One of the hottest items on the sports marketing scene is the Tebow number 15 jersey with “Jesus” on the back.Tebow redeemed?Tim Tebow is awful,but he finds a way to win He’s not awful in the turgid unwatchable way that, … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Redemption of Tim Tebow?

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : The World Joe Paterno Made

Penn State fans. Image from The Big Lead.Fan culture, rape culture,and the world Joe Paterno made The pain might run deeply in Happy Valley but the cancer runs deeper. By Dave Zirin / The Rag Blog / November 14, 2011 … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : The World Joe Paterno Made

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Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

Image from The Gospel According to Hate. They’re at it again: Football for Jesus By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2911 I can’t quite smell football in the air, probably because of our wilting temperatures … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : NFL Players are Bruised, Battered Victors

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, left, and NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell share a laugh July 25, 2011, as 4 1/2-month lockout ends. Photo by Cliff Owen / AP.Against all odds:NFL Players Association emerges fromlockout as bruised, battered victor By … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : NFL Players are Bruised, Battered Victors

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : Strange Bedfellows in Wisconsin

Packers union rep Charles Woodson: Standing with organized labor in Wisconsin. Photo by Gay /AP.Strange bedfellows:Why the Packers back the protesters By Dave Zirin / The Rag Blog / March 1, 2011 After a 30-year erosion of power, influence, and … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : Strange Bedfellows in Wisconsin

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