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Why Dion Phaneuf's media availability has nothing to do with leadership

Suggesting that answering media question is linked to leadership is a fabrication on the part of sports media, built to sustain a reporter's own existence and maintain a level of importance.


How the Toronto Star got Hockey Twitter all wrong

Misquotes, misattributing and a news story that's completely unnecessary.


How to enjoy March Madness without ignoring the evils of the NCAA

A proper appreciation for the context of our complaints grants us an improved perspective, maybe there's some comfort to be gained there, even if it becomes a little more difficult to watch basketball the same way.


Why Ron MacLean matters

Ron MacLean’s work as a broadcaster kept us from becoming completely corrupted by the hockey industrial complex.


On ice-fishing, Richard Sherman and preaching to the Twitter choir

How real discussions about sportsmanship, spectacle and our own expectations get dissolved in name-calling and stupid disputes over sports.


The Fanatico Guide To The 2014 Australian Open

Tennis is back. Thank the heavens.


Why sports writing is terrible and no one cares

How sports writing is more about the writer and less about the fans.


U.S. Olympic delegation is about mic-drop diplomacy, not diversity

Don't be fooled. The U.S. naming openly gay athletes to its delegation isn't about activism.


Chatting with director Michael Zimbalist about his new 30-for-30 film, 'Youngstown Boys'

Fanatico chats with director Michael Zimbalist about his latest effort in ESPN's 30-for-30 series, Youngstown Boys.


There wasn't enough evidence to ensure a conviction of Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault because the evidence that was collected wouldn't result in a reasonable chance of conviction.




How The Meaning Of Sports Was Found In A Small Saskatchewan Town

A story about Saskatchewan's love affair with Canadian Football.