In ESPN The Magazine's Championship Drive Issue, Howard Bryant writes that the past 12 months have delighted, infuriated, inspired and disheartened. Most of all, (2014 challenged what it means to be a sports fan.
In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that after years of lying dormant, athletes aren't just opening their eyes to injustice, they're speaking out about it. But an even greater awakening awaits.
In ESPN the Magazine's NFL Preview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Andy Dalton's new Bengals contract appears to signal player progress, but money is the really just a red herring in NFL player negotiations.
In ESPN The Magazine's Body issue, Howard Bryant writes that the Miami Heat are the latest team to prove that talent trumps all. That includes salary caps, which don't promote parity -- merely owner profits.