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Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees, Michael Vick or LeBron James

Krysten Oliphant: The sports person of the year has to be New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

CHRIS PUMMER: Brees might be a nice guy, but nothing defines the competitive spirit of the modern athlete better than knowing you’re so good that you can tell everyone else to go fuck themselves. That’s why LeBron James is my Sportsman of the Year. Continue reading

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Women and NFL Attire

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT:As someone who grew up owning at least two different T-shirts representing all of my favorite teams, I’m glad to see there’s some variety being put out there.

AKIE BERMISS: I find it kind of strange that its taken the NFL this long to put real effort into making good team apparel for women. Like Krysten, I find logos and words written across the butt to be alarmingly crass (I can’t imagine why anyone who wasn’t a stripper would want to wear a pair of pants that say “Juicy” across the butt!), but I do think there is something to be said for making something a little more… perhaps the word I’m trying to avoid is: feminine.

NAVA BRAHE: The first time I remember seeing a pink NFL t-shirt was my first semester of graduate school. It was 2002, and I was beginning the second leg of my “adult” education at Hofstra University. At the first meeting of one of my classes, I noticed a cute, petite blonde girl sporting a fitted pink New York Jets t-shirt; and a diamond engagement ring the size of a marble. She seemed nice enough, and I didn’t give it a second thought. It wasn’t until later that same day when I ran into the Chair of the English department, and was asked, “Is Wayne Chrebet’s wife in class with you?” My answer was, “Yeah, I guess she was the one in the pink Jets t-shirt.”

SHANNON MCCARTHY: It used to be you didn’t have very many options for team apparel if you were female; you could go for a larger men’s jersey or you could opt for the largest youth size, but either way, you were getting a dress, and not an attractive one either. When retailers finally came out with jerseys and shirts that were more fitted for the female form, it seemed these only came in pink (or if not pink, baby blue). Why is that? Continue reading

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The State of Reggie Bush

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: If you had asked me five years ago if I thought I’d ever feel sorry for Reggie Bush, I’d have laughed in your face. The guy seemed like a spoiled showboat, and he played for one of the teams I hate the most in college sports. Then he became the running back version of Matt Leinart, dating hot celebrities and being known almost more for what clubs he went to and what photos he was in than what he did on the field.

ALEX PREWITT:While this whole Reggie Bush saga says much about his desire to keep controversy out of the way and a caring attitude toward his teammates, I believe that this says even more about our collective society and our desire to vindicate individuals. It wasn’t enough to simply accept that the past was the past and that, realistically, what Bush did had no bearing on how good at football he was. That’s not to say that he shouldn’t have taken the money — the NCAA is corrupt enough without stuff like this happening — or shouldn’t have come clean earlier. But the fact that people called for Bush to give back his trophy is staggering and, quite frankly, upsetting. Continue reading

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Louisiana: Awesome or Not?

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: Louisiana is awesome. Plain and simple. I’m a Texas girl by birth, and while I have an immense amount of pride for my home state (what Texan doesn’t?) I’ve adopted Louisiana after living here for six years. Call me a traitor, call me fickle, call me what you want — I don’t care. I love this state. Continue reading

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