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  1. Barry Bonds returns to San Francisco Giants as spring training in...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that even though Barry Bonds was denied by the Hall, he's still beloved by current Giants. Bonds took a tentative first step back into baseball this year as a guest instructor.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2014
  2. Price of playoff football may be player safety - ESPN The Magazin...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Roger Goodell is considering giving fans more of what they want -- playoff football. But at what price?

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  3. Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw will keep the big-money contracts ...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's college hoops preview, Howard Bryant writes that although blockbuster deals of huge money and long commitments frustrate fans and almost never pay off for teams, MLB owners will keep handing them off.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  4. Howard Bryant: Restoring the Dodger Way

    Howard Bryant

    After years of rust, new ownership has steered the Dodgers back to elite status and the October stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  5. MLB contenders, pretenders have month to get in races

    Howard Bryant

    Although there are more high-profile spots on the calendar, the next six weeks of the baseball season is by far the most intriguing. This period of discovery foreshadows the pennant finale and October glory.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2011
  6. Plaxico Burress can use the experiences of Michael Vick, Ben Roet...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger both survived image-crushing incidents and are thriving again in the NFL. But a new life in football is going to be difficult for Plaxico Burress, who will be released from prison Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  7. Rashard Mendenhall's tweets about reaction to death of Osama bin ...

    Howard Bryant

    Sure, it's a free speech issue. But when Champion dropped Rashard Mendenhall over his tweets about the reaction to Osama bin Laden's death, it became a control issue, too. And Mendenhall now has it back.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  8. Sidney Crosby's absence from the NHL playoffs brings a new focus ...

    Howard Bryant

    Sidney Crosby's concussion should be the tipping point for the NHL on the game's violence. Why? Because these spectacular playoffs would be even better with him on the ice.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  9. David Stern and NBA might be headed toward same sort of labor loc...

    Howard Bryant

    The NBA's labor posturing is following a risky road that appears to be taking the league straight into a brick wall and a possible NFL-style lockout. Yep, it's deja vu all over again.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  10. NFLPA decertification, NFL lockout put power in fans' hands

    Howard Bryant

    The business of the National Football League is currently at an impasse, but the game of football is very much alive. Will fans wake up to the power they hold?

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  11. Super Bowl XLV: Appearance by legendary teams boosts NFL's versio...

    Howard Bryant

    This Super Bowl of legendary teams shows the NFL's remarkable versatility. It has achieved both financial and competitive parity while entering a new decade with its legacy franchises leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2011
  12. Baseball talks about parity, but winter moves make MLB more inequ...

    Howard Bryant

    Bud Selig talks about parity, but winter moves shift the power in baseball even more firmly to the east. A salary cap or other equalizing measure would limit the ability of its biggest, most watched teams to dominate.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2010
  13. Roger Goodell winning public battle vs. NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    Howard Bryant

    What passes for excitement in the NFL today happens on Park Avenue in the commissioner's office. Roger Goodell is the person to watch in the NFL, on every issue, with every team. The NFLPA is losing the battle for the public.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  14. Ben Roethlisberger, Tiger Woods: Society's view of women shifts, ...

    Howard Bryant

    Women scored a victory in recent Tiger Woods and Ben Roethlisberger scandals. Official and public reactions mean athletes can no longer assume their reckless misogynistic behavior has no consequences.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010
  15. Decade stripped fans of illusions, but still they watched

    Howard Bryant

    The years between 2000 and 2009 should be called the decade of the fan in sober acknowledgement of the ultimate victory of the dollar in sports, writes Howard Bryant.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2009
  16. Salary-cap talk will dominate Major League Baseball's offseason, ...

    Howard Bryant

    Did the Yankees buy a World Series celebration? Their money didn't hurt, but that $207 million payroll is the least of baseball's competitive-balance problems.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2009