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  1. Howard Bryant -- The allure of danger, damage and death in sports...

    Howard Bryant

    In spite of the science, we are still drawn to danger, damage, death in sports

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. Price of playoff football may be player safety - ESPN The Magazin...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Roger Goodell is considering giving fans more of what they want -- playoff football. But at what price?

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  3. Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck disappoint with reaction to Aaron He...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN the Magazine's College Football Preview issue, Howard Bryant writes about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's disappointing reaction to the Aaron Hernandez scandal.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  4. Wimbledon - Nicolas Almagro just needs some belief

    Howard Bryant

    Wimbledon is a critical time for the ultra-talented Nicolas Almagro. He's in a bad place right now and his past failures are weighing on him.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  5. Super Bowl events now overshadow game

    Howard Bryant

    Once clever, now obvious, the Super Bowl has outlived its time. It is Fonzie wearing a leather jacket and a pair of water skis.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  6. Today's pro players overscheduled, overstretched

    Howard Bryant

    Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  7. Focus can finally be on victims, change with football decision ou...

    Howard Bryant

    With the penalties now levied, and Penn State now reduced on the field for the next several years and in the public imagination permanently, it's long past time to step beyond sports, to clear the lens.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  8. Roger Federer has much to prove at the Olympics - ESPN The Magazi...

    Howard Bryant

    Roger Federer proved at Wimbledon that his game is lethal. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the deeper point Federer will make at the upcoming Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  9. Penn State cannot be allowed to have a football team

    Howard Bryant

    It went so far that this Penn State four could no longer keep their corrupted priorities. An outside report makes it impossible to deny what now must be done: Penn State cannot be allowed to have a football team.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  10. NFL's defenders in political fight for future of football

    Howard Bryant

    A rising defense, which challenges the growing orthodoxy that football is a death sport, is nothing more than a clever filibuster. Like cigarettes and steroids, the seriousness of concussions is no longer open for debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  11. New Orleans Saints bounties for injuring players exposes tawdry f...

    Howard Bryant

    The players, coaches and media members downplaying the significance of bounties for injuries miss a point: Football is losing its place in polite society.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  12. The system worked in Ryan Braun's successful appeal of MLB's susp...

    Howard Bryant

    It's a victory for the process, despite MLB's cries of anguish. And the successful appeal of Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension should serve as an example to players in other pro leagues.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  13. DeSean Jackson as Philadelphia Eagles franchise player is evidenc...

    Howard Bryant

    The Eagles might think enough of DeSean Jackson to keep him from leaving, but not enough to give him a long-term contract? Exhibit A in the case against the NFL's false free agency.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  14. Negativity about New England Patriots loss in Super Bowl XLVI is ...

    Howard Bryant

    The culture of sports today seems to leave little room for an appreciation of the competition. How else to explain the negative reactions to the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLVI?

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  15. NFL came to right conclusion on safety, 18-game season

    Howard Bryant

    Reductions in contact practices. No extra games. Reduced offseason workouts. The NFL made the right decisions for the safety and health of its players.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  16. Plaxico Burress can use the experiences of Michael Vick, Ben Roet...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger both survived image-crushing incidents and are thriving again in the NFL. But a new life in football is going to be difficult for Plaxico Burress, who will be released from prison Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011