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Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

TIME IDEASApril 10, 2012by Doug GlanvilleSixty-five years after he crossed the color line, his contributions to sport and to the U.S. are undiminished. Until April 15, 1947, blacks in America had been paying taxes, fighting in wars and voting for...

A Player’s Perspective on Fantasy Baseball

TIME IDEASMarch 27, 2012by Doug GlanvilleReal sports and fantasy sports are now inseparable. And that's not a bad thing.Baseball season is around the corner. But now, what goes hand in hand with the umpire yelling “play ball” in the first official...

The High Cost of Youth Sports

TIME IDEASMarch 21, 2012by Doug GlanvilleNothing opens a parent's checkbook like guilt and fear, as a new book on the big business of kids' sports shows. Organized youth sports are the way our young people connect the dots between a passion and the...

The Battle of the Blues: Could North Carolina’s Basketball Rivalry Backfire?

TIME IDEASMarch 13, 2012by Doug GlanvilleRivalries are fun, but often obscure the reality that rivals may have the same nemesis.The Florida State Seminole men’s basketball team knocked off not one, but two of the colleges that claim they are the...

NFL Bounty Scandal: The Sins of the Saints

TIME IDEASMarch 6, 2012by Doug GlanvilleWhy would a player making millions succumb to a bounty scheme that earns him peanuts? He just wants to be a part of the team. We know how peer pressure can poison a high-schoolers social life. Rash decisions,...

Why Major League Ball Players Need Career Services

TIME IDEASFebruary 28, 2012by Doug Glanville Many ex-players wander in the darkness looking for a way to feel professionally validated again. I recently enjoyed seeing my former teammate’s Curt Schilling’s debut into the gaming world. Years ago...

Jeremy Lin’s Streak: How His Faith Might Help

TIME IDEASFebruary 17, 2012by Doug GlanvillePlaying for God and not for the hype just might be the best way to handle a miraculous run Jeremy Lin is on a streak. He had an unprecedented week of games, making his NBA opponents look like they were...

What Whitney Houston Meant to Professional Sports

TIME IDEAS February 16, 2012 by Doug Glanville Everyone with a goal could rally behind her voice, fans and players alike. During our 2003 playoff run when I was on the Chicago Cubs we had theme music. Most, if not all of it, was decided by...

In Defense of Gisele Bündchen and Strong Sports Spouses

TIME IDEAS February 8, 2012 by Doug Glanville The supermodel was right to defend her husband Tom Brady after being heckled by a Giants fan. There is no doubt that being a spouse of a top athlete is tough. If you want to spend a lot of...

The Triumph of Eli Manning: Younger Brothers Rejoice!

TIME IDEAS February 6, 2012 by Doug Glanville Eli grabs birth-order theory by the nose in his quest for football greatness. I imagine Archie Manning, father of super quarterbacks, New York Giants’ Eli and Indianapolis Colts’s Peyton, is...

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