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Writer, and ESPN the Magazine. Author: The Last Hero, Juicing the Game and Shut Out. Sports correspondent, National Public Radio.

Adrian Peterson - Suspension of Minnesota Vikings star typifies complexities facing Roger Goodell - ESPN — I was born in 1968. My mother died in 2007. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss her. Usually, the pain of her loss is strongest regarding parenting, when my son says or does something I once did, and I summon the times she would say, "I can't wait for you to have kids."

What it means to be a man in NFL — Commentary In the wake of domestic violence incidents, players must confront their values By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Oct. 13 Cleveland Issue. Subscribe today! THE NFL STANDS at the center of the domestic violence movement, but it is not a heroic contribution.

A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston — Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston by Howard Bryant is on Patrick's read shelf. Patrick gave this book 5 stars

US Open - First week reinforces questions about American tennis - ESPN — The graphics rolled across the television screen as a prophecy. In 1984, 33 American men reached the second round of the US Open. Ten years later, the number was cut in half to 16. It dwindled by more than half to just seven in 2004 and was down to just three last year.

Ferguson hits close to home for many athletes — Commentary In the fallout from Ferguson, athletes can help America see itself By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine THE LAST TIME a tank rolled through an American city, some 17 months ago, David Ortiz took the microphone at Fenway Park a day later and, with an expletive and a roar, became a national symbol of defiance.

Red Sox David Ortiz is the last remaining symbol of MLB's superpower era — Commentary David Ortiz is all that's left of a time when the Yankees and Red Sox ruled MLB By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN David Ortiz grapples with a post-superpower world. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 18 College Preview Issue. Subscribe today!

Tony, death, and a pretty good lamb chop.... — Arriving in St. Louis for Game 6 carried a temporary moment of dread. I was hoping for a quick series, hoping that it would end in Texas, averting a return to a city I do not particularly like. I have my reasons. I don't like the Cardinals.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — ONE DAY DURING his last season as general manager of the Chicago Cubs, I trekked over to Mesa, Arizona and interviewed Jim Hendry.

Carpaccio: Adventures in Gastronomy — Once, I used to write in my journal daily. I had many things to say, usually from about 38,000 feet traveling from one city to the next as life on the baseball beat dictates. One day, the journal writing stopped, not because I was more mature or more together; indeed life has only grown more complicated even as it has gotten better.

Washington Redskins nickname does not honor Native Americans — Commentary The battle over Washington's nickname is very much a matter of honor By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine Mark Smith for ESPN Most agree that the name is offensive, yet Daniel Snyder refuses to act. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's July 21 Body Issue. Subscribe today!
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Nov 24, 2014

More things I don't get: people outraged when athletes are paid during a pending case, but cops who kill receive paid admin leave routinely

Nov 24, 2014

@fordm @tanehisicoates @JGreenDC I love how many people love to use MLK as a shield when they were or would have been his biggest opponents

Nov 24, 2014

@JamilSmith in sports, reminds me of the steroid era, when a lot of people watched it, encouraged it, profited from it, until the fall...

Nov 24, 2014

@JamilSmith it's the accumulation, I think, of events ranging from Ray Rice on....kind of a perfect storm where you have to face up

Nov 24, 2014

@JulietMacur @charolyn_ Fujita comment on its face makes sense, but really undermines the players. You aren't defending players, but turf.

Nov 24, 2014

@JulietMacur @charolyn_ and the most important element _ a unified player base forcing the league to deal more fairly _ doesn't exist.

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