Posts Tagged: football

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Steve Almond

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Steve Almond about his new book, Against Football, One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, the complicity of fans in the violence of the NFL, the sports media’s role in the discussion (or lack of one) and the difficulty of leaving a sport you love.

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Ray Rice and Domestic Abuse: A Rumpus Roundup

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In February, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked out his fiancée at Atlantic City’s Revel Casino. He was caught dragging her limp body out of the elevator. They later married.

Domestic violence is so common in the United States—every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted—it rarely makes headlines.

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The Bart Oates Sad Mall Nail Salon Shrine Mystery

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In a nail salon tucked deep in a failing mall in South Jersey, there’s a small shrine to retired NFL player Bart Oates.

The story behind it “is not the sexiest solution to the Bart Oates Sad Mall Nail Salon Shrine mystery, but it’s representative of how things are in South Jersey.”

Fans of Fantasy Football for Poets take note, if you need something to hold you over until J.

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Vikings Punter Fired for Supporting Gay Marriage?

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So there you have it. It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2012, that I was fired by Mike Priefer, a bigot who didn’t agree with the cause I was working for, and two cowards, Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman…

If Fantasy Football for Poets were still going, it would definitely be covering the story of Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter who was just let go for, he believes, being an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage rights.

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Secret Weapon

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I loved football. Even though Dad had also taught me to swing a bat, field a ball, shoot free throws, block lay-ups, tee off, and do the elementary backstroke, nothing got me more excited than catching a 30-yard pass

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A Super Bowl Preview For People Who Don’t Know Football (2012 Edition)

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If Hollywood could cast the Super Bowl teams, it wouldn’t choose most of the guys who make up the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. It also couldn’t invent the stories of how these people got here any better.

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Christopher Benz: The Last Book I Loved, The Blind Side

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I remember being 18 years old, secretly thinking that all the good writers were dead or past their prime. I wanted to be born in the twenties, where wilderness was untamed and fiction was wide open. I knew there must be someone great out there, but the only writers I had loved were the Hemingways and Steinbecks and Fitzgeralds I had come across in English class.

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Saturday Morning Links

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It’s Saturday morning. Get the sleep out your eyes and start clicking.

Farhad Manjoo has some solid ideas on how to beat the Kindle. Now, if only Amazon’s competitors will listen.

There is great sadness in Sequoia National Park, at least for someone.

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