Tag Archives: masculinity

In defense of the culture of football, con’t

TweetNot much of a peep from my Tweeps yesterday when I put out the link to this fine and eloquent rebuttal to critics of American football from Jonathan Chait at New York Mag. Now I don’t feel so alone for having written this a couple weeks back. Perhaps it was the headline — “In Defense […]

Why sports isn’t about ‘respecting’ you

TweetLast week I wrote for The Cauldron, a new sports vertical on the Medium platform, about Hope Solo, gender and domestic violence and the excuse-making that has surrounded the discussion of a female athlete being charged with physical aggression. Here’s what I wrote about the counterreaction that is as disappointing as it was predictable: “The […]

In defense of the culture of football

TweetIt’s getting harder, if not impossible, to defend the culture of football, and the raw expression of masculinity that comes with it. Concussions, brain trauma and other crippling injuries suffered on the gridiron are blamed for the suicides of players, some famous, some not. The names of football players, some famous, some not, are attached […]