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Are Sports Fans Really Out of Control?

TIMES IDEAS

October 10, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Fans have been unruly lately, but if we focus on specific incidents we lose sight of the overwhelming positive support.

Lance Armstrong’s Fall from Grace Tests Livestrong’s Strength

TIME IDEAS

August 28, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Lance Armstrong had no choice but to stop defending himself if he wanted his foundation to have a chance.

How Penn State Can Move Forward

TIME IDEAS

July 31, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Now that the NCAA has come down on the football program, here's what Penn State must do for its future.

The NCAA has come down hard on Penn State — hitting them with a $60 million fine, reducing existing scholarships, and stripping the football program of Joe Paterno’s wins since 1998. Whether the punishment fits the crime is a matter of debate, but the only true opportunity that Penn State has in changing the past is with what it does in the future. It can rehabilitate itself as an institution by:

Baseball’s Hall of Fame Still Matters

TIME IDEAS

July 19, 2012

by Doug Glanville

After all the scandals that have beset baseball, the Hall of Fame still sets a high standard

Are Social Media Changing How Athletes Get Traded?

TIME IDEAS

June 27, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Players—and fans—are starting to learn about impending trades before they're official.

The Red Sox traded their popular third baseman, Kevin Youkilis, earlier this week. He had been fighting injuries and declining performance after being a key cog in bringing a couple of World Series titles to Boston. Unlike most trades, he knew it was coming—and so did his fans. Advance word had gotten out and spread through social media. As a result, his fans gave him a standing ovation at his last game.

Baseball is Never Perfect

TIME IDEAS

June 5, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Players and umpires have their flaws, even while participating in historic moments like the Mets first ever no-hitter.

Why Delmon Young Should Challenge His Suspension

TIME IDEAS

May 3, 2012

by Doug Glanville

What he did was indefensible, but baseball's community still needs to respond collectively to the problem.

What Makes a Team Worth Saving?

TIME IDEAS

April 24, 2012

by Doug Glanville

The recent sale of the L.A. Dodgers shows that history can be more important to a team's legacy than performance.

Sports dynasties are great for telling stories. They take us back to our high school basketball team that was undefeated, or that track star who always won the race. But when it comes to leaving a lasting legacy, being a dominant winner or a consistent champion year in and year out over a significant period of time actually matters much less than we think.

Why Jackie Robinson Still Matters

TIME IDEAS

April 10, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Sixty-five years after he crossed the color line, his contributions to sport and to the U.S. are undiminished.

A Player’s Perspective on Fantasy Baseball

TIME IDEAS

March 27, 2012

by Doug Glanville

Real 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 game that will take place in Japan between Oakland and Seattle on Wednesday is the wave of six million plus fantasy baseball players who spend, on average, three hours per week managing their imaginary teams picked from real players and $175 a year on software, magazines and other research tools.

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