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Are Moral Courage and Clarity Going “Incognito”? Bullying, Hazing, and Abuse in American Sports

This week, increasingly graphic and sickening reports of alleged abuse by Miami Dolphins’ lineman Richie Incognito against his teammate Jonathan Martin have emerged. I haven’t been able to get this report from espn.com, which I first saw yesterday, out of … Continue reading

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You’re Killing Me, Jabari

BYU basketball fans got their hearts ripped out yesterday when Chicago high-school phenom — and devout Latter-day Saint — Jabari Parker announced that he will be going to Duke next year.   I’m not a Mormon or a big BYU basketball fan, … Continue reading

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Pastime

Roger Clemens, cartoonishly bloated, pitched a pro ball game in Texas this weekend. ESPN’s broadcasters, reduced to children, hawked it: 5o years old! … One of the greatest pitchers of all time! He came out sharp. The fans erupted. In … Continue reading

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Let’s Go, Buffalo

My mom is still trying to figure out why my dad, my brother, and I care so much about the Buffalo Bills. Every fall, she has to hear Dad’s house-shaking, cat-terrorizing cries as the Bills get sloppy, get robbed, or get crushed. Then she has to endure … Continue reading

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