No matter how tough or skilled an athlete is, many of them are just as insecure about their appearance as the rest of us. And it can't be easy to publicly disclose a hair transplant, like Wes Welker did this week.
Fans of the U.S. women's soccer team were not happy with Jemele Hill's column about choking in the World Cup final. That and more from the mailbag.
Here's hoping the U.S. women in the World Cup have reached the point that they can be analyzed the same way the men are. Even if it means calling a choke a choke.
Whatever feelings of patriotism the U.S. women's national team has stirred with its win against Brazil, this World Cup isn't about exceeding expectations but rather living up to them.
What do you do with the burning, unsettling sense of unfairness and injustice? Danny Murphy, whose daughter died and son was injured on a World Cup vacation, would like to know.
South Africans will determine the World Cup's legacy, writes Jemele Hill
Visiting South Africa will deliver a lot of memories, writes Jemele Hill. Twenty of them, in fact.
Ugly substance pays off for Spain, writes Jemele Hill.
The time is now for Africa to have African coaches, writes Jemele Hill.
Man, it was a bad day for South America, Jemele Hill writes.
Ghana helped pulled together a country and a continent, Jemele Hill writes.
We've got the best and worst so far of the World Cup, Jemele Hill writes.
Life has changed forever for Murphy family, writes Jemele Hill.
Uruguay has a lot going for it, writes Jemele Hill.
After disappointing in group play, the Three Lions are happy just to have advanced to the knockout rounds, writes Jemele Hill.
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