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  1. Society fails when victims of sexual assault are stigmatized

    Jeff MacGregor

    Nothing will change until we de-stigmatize victims and stigmatize offenders, no matter how popular and no matter how far they can throw a football, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  2. An American perspective on race in European football

    Jeff MacGregor

    I can tell you exactly how it feels. A hot rush of shame to the cheeks and a half-sick embarrassment low and cold in the gut. That's how. That they'd do this. That they still think this way after all this time. After everything that's happened. So be...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. An American perspective on race in European football

    Jeff MacGregor

    I can tell you exactly how it feels. A hot rush of shame to the cheeks and a half-sick embarrassment low and cold in the gut. That's how. That they'd do this. That they still think this way after all this time. After everything that's happened. So be...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  4. Oscars become a national holiday ... and all that jazz

    Jeff MacGregor

    In next week's news, the Oscars become a national holiday, Manti Te'o gets clocked again, and Kobe and Dwight try to work it out, Jeff MacGregor writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  5. The Super Bowl has overtaken American culture

    Jeff MacGregor

    While you weren't looking, the NFL became our national metaphor for everything. From Sandy Hook to Camp Courage, the measure of America is football.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2013
  6. How we watch football, all sports has changed

    Jeff MacGregor

    With the Super Bowl rising this week until it blots out the sun, maybe it's worth asking how and how much technology has changed the way we watch and think of sports.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  7. Football and men at work

    Jeff MacGregor

    On the day of Robert Griffin III's knee surgery, we're reminded that football players will do what football players do -- and that football coaches behave as football coaches. As do football owners and writers.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  8. Pinstripe Bowl notebook

    Jeff MacGregor

    College football in New York City used to be the most important thing in America. Maybe 100 years from now people will look back at the Pinstripe Bowl the same way.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  9. Alex Karras death marks an end to another time - NFL

    Jeff MacGregor

    Football is the last Great Circus and the last of our epic American fables. To say otherwise is dishonest.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  10. Waiting for Goodell

    Jeff MacGregor

    In which we return yet again to the work of Samuel Beckett in the interest of clarifying American football. A country road. A tree. Evening. ESTRAGON: Nothing to be done. VLADIMIR: I'm beginning to come around to that. All my life I've...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  11. Art Modell, Browns, Ravens -- How much loyalty does a team owe it...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The scourging, purifying hate last week for a man who ran a football business was kind of extraordinary. Art Modell left Cleveland and the fans did not forget. How much loyalty does a team owe its city?

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  12. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  13. The miseducation of college football

    Jeff MacGregor

    Corruption, fraud, violence, injury, death. The ruin of college football was complete by the end of the century. The 19th century.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  14. Sports week in review

    Jeff MacGregor

    The week in review from death to life, from loss to win, from political metaphors to sports clichés.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  15. Welcome to New York, Broadway Tim Tebow

    Jeff MacGregor

    The basic contribution of Tim Tebow to professional football, it seems to me, and to religious discussion and to modern American culture generally, has been to embody the essential tension between faith and science.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  16. Super Bowl time machine drops us into nostalgic sellathon

    Jeff MacGregor

    In between the not-very-memorable football, the Super Bowl was a four-hour blur of consumerism. This year, the whole thing felt like an intervention on behalf of an addiction to nostalgia.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012