athletics

True Assplay: All the Times Butts Have Been Used for Feats of Athletic Prowess

From getting it, to eating it, to having it, welcome to Ass Week, MEL’s weeklong exploration of the body part du jour. Of all the various…

What Makes a Good Pregame Speech?

Back in November, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston tried to give his team a fiery, “Eat a W!”-centric pregame speech to pump them up….

I Had a Sports Mom

My mom didn’t have a full-time job. Instead, her full-time job was driving me to and from water polo practice, cooking me nutritious meals and…

How You Feel About Participation Trophies Says More About You Than Anything Else

When I was 7, my dad gave every player on my tee-ball team a “Player of the Year” certificate. I only remember this because it…