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Robert Lipsyte

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Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte, a former sports and city columnist for the New York Times, is Jock Culture correspondent for Tomdispatch.com. His latest book is the memoir An Accidental Sportswriter (Ecco/HarperCollins). His website is Robertlipsyte.com.

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Joe Hill, Joe Pa, Tebow and Wee Brains.

Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.

The upcoming pro football season is in danger of being canceled because of a little dust-up between millionaires and billionaires.

By this year's Super Bowl, if you are still passionately following football or, worse, allowing your kid to play, you may just be an old-fashioned imperialist running dog.

Professional athletes make lousy public officials.

The thirty-second spots for chips, beer, babes and flatulent slackers star in the big game.

A new book advocates equality for men and women on the playing field. But is that still a field of dreams?

Roger Clemens has done his damage, to himself and to baseball--and we will see him go down.

Sportswriters hyperventilate over scandals big and small. But when a football hero and Bush critic is shot three times at close range in Afghanistan, by friendly fire, why does no one bat an eye?

Babe Ruth's big bang changed baseball forever, giving America a thrilling symbol of power and an itch for the quick fix at the ballpark and in the world. Why can't we just ban the bomb?