Articles tagged sports

Setting You Up for Loss: ‘Why Football Matters’

Football. According to author Mark Edmundson, it's a pharmakon.

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Chuck Klosterman Is Making a Career of Evil in ‘I Wear the Black Hat’

If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.

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‘Doin’ It In the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC’: Trash Talk and Poetry

The film captures the sheer joy and the sincere commitment players bring to the battle, their mutual appreciation and their deep understanding of history.

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‘30 for 30: Elway to Marino’: Remembering NFL Draft Day 1983

The film shows that the men who are involved in this business, those sold or sold and those who sell or buy, all have more at stake than they might imagine on that one day.

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The Pop Culture Death Trap Part 1: The Athlete as Hieroglyph

In a money- and youth-driven culture that seems to understand nearly all human activity as part of a contest, death, like poverty, has come to be associated, however imprecisely, with losing.

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26 Jul 2012 // 10:20 PM

Flash Points: Penn State’s Cover-Up and the Ethics of Rape Jokes

This week Flash Points looks at the Penn State cover-up and examines the way powerful people typically go to great lengths to cover their collective asses. We also examine rape culture and the ethics of rape jokes.

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The Bad News Statisticians: ‘Moneyball’

There’s an ugly and unromantic truth behind Bennett Miller’s baseball stats semi-comedy Moneyball that it acknowledges and then dances away from.

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ESPN: Changing the Way Americans Think About Sports

ESPN changed the course of American sports culture by providing access to national and international events 24 hours per day and cultivating the entertainment potential of sporting events and personalities.

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LeBron James and the Beat Book

If beat reporters keep churning out books on 'Bron, why aren't we learning anything? These books represent the current state of the beat book -- and indicate it may be in serious trouble.

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Major League Baseball 2K8

MLB 2K8 has gone the innovation route, overhauling many standards of the baseball sim, making it an interesting experiment in what baseball games can be.

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11 Mar 2008 // 5:06 AM

Brett Favre retires. Polarizing Bob Knight walks away. Whether heroes or villains, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens don’t have jobs. The once-dominant Diesel has

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11 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Smash Court Tennis 3

Smash Court Tennis 3 lies in the murky middle ground between Wii Sports' tennis and Virtua Tennis, neither excelling in any particular area nor really doing that much wrong.

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Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

Although the Wii version of Table Tennis offers players three separate control schemes, none seem to take full advantage of the Wii remote.

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11 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

NBA 08

The biggest complaint is not with gameplay, but with the fact that there are players missing from rosters.

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Scoring from Second by Philip F. Deaver [Editor]

Even the very best baseball players convert only three or four of every ten at bats into base hits. Perhaps Deaver can find some sort of poetic consolation in that statistic.

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20 Apr 2007 // 5:17 AM

If you’re reading Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, odds are that you’re not a sports addict. A sports addict, after all,

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9 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel

Mark Kriegel makes a convincing case that the free-form, imagination-driven game played today started with Pistol Pete.

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5 Apr 2007 // 12:00 PM

MIAMI - Racism limited Eddie Robinson’s opportunities to coach his beloved football. Racism told many of his players where they could and couldn’t

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2 Apr 2007 // 10:50 PM

ATLANTA - If Roy Williams were a baseball player, he’d have to choose a cap to wear to his induction ceremony Sept.7 in Springfield,

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15 May 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Melk: Sports

Straight outta Comp--er, Copenhagen? Danish hip-hoppers bring the heat.

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Eat to Live: The 35th Anniversary of 'Pac-Man'

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"The story of Pac-Man is the story of America.

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