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  1. A Man at 47: Is Mike Gundy — the Most Successful Head Coach...

    Brian Phillips

    Oklahoma State has a terrible football team. I say this without bitterness, even though I'm a lifelong fan. Sometimes you're going to catch a bad season. This is not, God knows, the first smoking meteorite of subpar football ever to crater ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Tough Talk

    Brian Phillips

    The NFL is so popular, and plays such a charged role in American culture, that it has become a large paradox. The league is a mirror of society, reflecting our difficulties with race, class, sexual orientation, and gender. But the league is also an e...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. The Northwestern Decision: An Explainer

    Brian Phillips

    Last week, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school with the right, if they choose, to form a union. This has been portrayed as a potentially revolutionary moment fo...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  4. Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and the importance of national championsh...

    Brian Phillips

    On the eve of Bedlam, we ask: Is there too much emphasis on championships in college football?

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  5. Dr. Phil and the wild Houston-Tulsa college football game

    Brian Phillips

    The completely bonkers, wildly unbelievable, mind-bogglingly lopsided Tulsa-Houston game of 1968, featuring a future NFL coach, a country singer, and … Dr. Phil.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  6. Sepp Blatter criticizes MLS

    Brian Phillips

    Why American soccer is succeeding despite Sepp Blatter.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  7. John Terry and England's Golden Generation

    Brian Phillips

    John Terry's racial-abuse trial and the end of an era in English soccer.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2012
  8. Harry Redknapp, Fabio Capello, and the future of the English nati...

    Brian Phillips

    England's most charming miscreant gets away with it again.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  9. BCS National Championship Game: What the Hell?

    Brian Phillips

    "I will say this: I bet you there'll be a lot of people wish they'd given us a shot to see a different kind of game. We'd have thrown it 50 times. You like to think Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon could have put together some touchdowns. Get the b...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  10. Brian Phillips on Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon

    Brian Phillips

    How to best appreciate college football's most dynamic wideout.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  11. Brian Phillips on the misery of Oklahoma State football fans

    Brian Phillips

    Forget Cleveland and the Cubs — the most miserable fan base resides in Stillwater.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011