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  1. Roger Goodell works for the owners, not the game

    Howard Bryant

    Marvin Miller taught the professional athlete that the commissioner was nothing more than an employee of the owners. Roger Goodell's missteps in six-plus years on the job only make that more apparent.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  2. NHL fans have the power to stop lockouts - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how lockouts have become as routine as the changing of the season. If only fans realized they have the power to put a stop to it.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  3. MLB 2012 season proves salary caps are not necessary - ESPN The M...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant makes a case against NBA and NFL owners who say a salary cap is necessary for parity, using the example of MLB's exciting pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  4. Reasons to temper enthusiasm over Drew Brees and Tom Brady beatin...

    Howard Bryant

    It was a Mount Everest of a record. But the game has changed so much that Dan Marino's passing mark didn't have a chance of standing tall against the Drew Brees and Tom Brady ascents.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  5. NBA, David Stern could learn from MLB, NHL labor negotiations

    Howard Bryant

    Are there lessons in baseball's last round of labor strife for NBA commissioner David Stern? He is racing, like Philly-era Barkley on a fast break, toward a showdown.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  6. Rashard Mendenhall's tweets about reaction to death of Osama bin ...

    Howard Bryant

    Sure, it's a free speech issue. But when Champion dropped Rashard Mendenhall over his tweets about the reaction to Osama bin Laden's death, it became a control issue, too. And Mendenhall now has it back.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  7. It's time to take back meaning of regular seasons in professional...

    Howard Bryant

    It's time to take back the meaning of the regular seasons in professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football by cutting down on the number of games.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  8. On Opening Day 2011, Major League Baseball provides surprising oa...

    Howard Bryant

    It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  9. On Opening Day 2011, Major League Baseball provides surprising oa...

    Howard Bryant

    It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  10. NFL lockout: During a work stoppage, the already-complicated rela...

    Howard Bryant

    The already-complicated relationship we have with the players we love to watch is even murkier during the NFL lockout. Perhaps it's because fans aren't yet comfortable with the athlete as a business equal of ownership.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  11. NFLPA decertification, NFL lockout put power in fans' hands

    Howard Bryant

    The business of the National Football League is currently at an impasse, but the game of football is very much alive. Will fans wake up to the power they hold?

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  12. Brett Favre's legacy as an NFL quarterback? Talk to us in a coupl...

    Howard Bryant

    In a nonstop culture consistently unwilling to allow time for perspective, legacy is easily the most overused, misappropriated word in sports.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  13. The NFL might be losing its moral compass in light of recent ille...

    Howard Bryant

    The NFL once seemed invincible. But recent developments -- illegal hits, longterm health hazards, misbehaving players, continuing drug issues -- have football's reign over American sports in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  14. The NFL is on top, but beneath the surface lie dangerous faults

    Howard Bryant

    For all its seeming invincibility, NFL may be the most vulnerable of sports, a house of brick erected upon fault lines serious and numerous.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  15. Brett Favre and LeBron James both took heat for their power plays...

    Howard Bryant

    Did Brett Favre "big-time" the Vikings? Did LeBron James do the same to the Cavs? Here's one man's answer: If they did, it's only because Minnesota and Cleveland allowed them to.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  16. NCAA expansion would be the latest that follows dollars instead o...

    Howard Bryant

    Sports keeps getting bigger, not better. The expansionist tendencies of professional leagues and the NCAA are putting cash flow ahead of competition, Howard Bryant writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010