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Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte is an American sports journalist and author. He spent time as Ombudsman for ESPN. His most recent book is his memoir, An Accidental Sportswriter.

Articles by this author

 

Where Are the Goddamn Men?

No more bystander boys in the post-roe era.

Robert Lipsyte ·


Was Muhammad Ali the Very Last Great American Hero?

Of this there is no doubt: he was The Greatest.

Robert Lipsyte ·


Flaming the Fans: How the Age of Trump Has Changed Fandom

Fandom has traditionally been mostly regional. In recent years, however, it has begun to take on the worst of the corrupted tribalism that has dominated so much of life outside the arena, the ballpark, and the stadium ever since Donald Trump became America's coach.

Robert Lipsyte ·


Billie Jean King Has Emerged as a Venerated Foremother of American Sports

At 77, Billie Jean is still active in the progressive movement in sports.

Robert Lipsyte ·



Take Me Out to the Capitol…Whoops, I Mean the Ballpark

The Super Bowl ends the most toxic season ever.

Robert Lipsyte ·


Taking the Next Knee

Is this athletic revolt for real and is it a danger to Donald Trump?

Robert Lipsyte ·


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