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  1. Granderson: Michael Sam a novelty? Not really

    LZ Granderson

    There have been gay men in the NFL since Vince Lombardi coached.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  2. Alex Smith's steady methods worth admiring

    LZ Granderson

    Alex Smith might not have stats to rhapsodize over, but his methodical methods have given the Kansas City Chiefs new life, LZ Granderson writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  3. Reporters need to address athlete sexuality to avoid homophobia i...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  4. No perfect time for gay NFL player to come out

    LZ Granderson

    This fuss about whether the time is right for a gay man in the NFL to come out while playing is a silly one. The time for change is never right. It's the people who are right.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  5. Michael Vick's book miscue

    LZ Granderson

    Entitling Michael Vick's new book "Finally Free" -- even in the context of serving 18 months in federal prison -- was a colossal miscue. It gives the impression that his punishment was an unjustified obstacle that had to be overcome.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  6. Tim Tebow simply can't win with critics

    LZ Granderson

    Because Tim Tebow was shouted down before he had a chance to speak, we might never know what he would have said, writes LZ Granderson.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  7. History alone should prompt Washington to change NFL mascot

    LZ Granderson

    In order to understand just how disgusting it is that the NFL team in Washington, D.C., is still called the Redskins, you need to know the franchise's history. It's way past time to rename the team.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  8. Chris Culliver backpedals while others stand up against discrimin...

    LZ Granderson

    It's not surprising Chris Culliver made homophobic remarks, or that he backpedaled. What is heartening: the growing number of people willing to push back. And the growing understanding that demonstrates.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  9. Time to update the Rooney Rule

    LZ Granderson

    Not to dump on the Rooney Rule, which was supposed to improve diversity among NFL head coaches and GMs, but clearly the decade-old innovation is in need of a touch-up.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  10. We can and should learn from Junior Seau

    LZ Granderson

    Junior Seau's death didn't stop us from watching football. But his CTE diagnosis should cause an immediate demand for more study of the impact of football on players of all ages.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  11. Let Josh Brent stand on Dallas Cowboys sideline

    LZ Granderson

    If Josh Brent's attendance is what Jerry Brown's family and teammates need to help them through this process, then the league and Cowboys officials need to step out of the way and allow for it.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  12. Jim Harbaugh makes another bold decision

    LZ Granderson

    Jim Harbaugh suggested Colin Kaepernick's hot hand tipped the scales. In reality, it was Harbaugh's confidence, demonstrated throughout his career, that did the tipping.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  13. 49ers QB Alex Smith deserves to start when he's healthy

    LZ Granderson

    Jim Harbaugh may want to go with the "hot hand," but when Alex Smith returns from his injury, he should be the starter.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2012
  14. Attending birth should be no-brainer for pro athletes

    LZ Granderson

    Only an athlete gets applauded for wanting to be there for the birth of a child. Any other millionaire husband who showed up at the office while his wife was giving birth would get funny looks at best and called inhuman at worst.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  15. The curse of GQ

    LZ Granderson

    We've all heard of the Madden curse. LZ Granderson investigates the GQ curse.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  16. A job for Vince Young

    LZ Granderson

    The NFLPA should hire Vince Young to be a financial planner whose assignment is not to tell players what to do but rather what not to do.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012