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  1. Sports and patriotism

    Howard Bryant

    Sports, which once avoided the complex world, now embraces it, serving as the chief staging ground for expressions of patriotism, and has codified it into its game-day identity.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  2. Jason Collins opens door, more work to come

    Howard Bryant

    What happens over the next months and years will say more about American society and its boundaries of acceptance than it ever could about Jason Collins or Kirk Walker or Kevin McClatchy or Martina Navratilova.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  3. NFL's Rooney Rule offers false hope of racial change - ESPN The M...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo issue, Howard Bryant writes that the Rooney Rule is the NFL's version of hope and change -- only it offers false hope and illusory change.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  4. TV money inflates sports bubble

    Howard Bryant

    In a time of high unemployment and low job creation, oddly, there still seemed to be money for sports. A closer look reveals a largely stagnant industry -- except for skyrocketing media rights to broadcast sports.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  5. Is sports bubble about to burst?

    Howard Bryant

    The games today are different. The feel is different. Because of scandals, concussions, PEDs and other strains, if sport has not reached its tipping point, it is in the throes of serious transition.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 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. Will instant replay system hurt or benefit MLB? - ESPN The Magazi...

    Howard Bryant

    Think it's long past time baseball embraces instant replay? In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes to be careful what you wish for.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  8. NHL fans have the power to stop lockouts - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how lockouts have become as routine as the changing of the season. If only fans realized they have the power to put a stop to it.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  9. Jonathan Vilma wins fight for his name

    Howard Bryant

    Jonathan Vilma reminded us why we fight presumptions of guilt and powerful organizations: The greatest asset a person has is his name.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2012
  10. MLB 2012 season proves salary caps are not necessary - ESPN The M...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant makes a case against NBA and NFL owners who say a salary cap is necessary for parity, using the example of MLB's exciting pennant races.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Pat...

    Howard Bryant

    Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  13. It's time to take back meaning of regular seasons in professional...

    Howard Bryant

    It's time to take back the meaning of the regular seasons in professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football by cutting down on the number of games.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  14. The role of Henry Aaron, Braves, Falcons, Hawks and pro sports in...

    Howard Bryant

    Atlanta civic leaders embraced pro sports as a catalyst to change attitudes in and about the South. But Henry Aaron had to be persuaded to return when the Braves moved.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  15. NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB 2010s foreshadow labor power plays of 2011

    Howard Bryant

    The undercurrent leading into 2011 is clear: If you care about sports, you might want to learn about economic and labor issues as much as you study the mysteries of the Cover 2 shell.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  16. In MLB, tennis, NFL, NBA, bigger is better. What happens to skill...

    Howard Bryant

    From the diamond to the the tennis courts, bigger, more powerful is better. Is height and strength pushing skill out of sports?

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2010