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Natalie Weiner


The NCAA Should Budget For An Archive As It Expands Its Funding For Women’s Sports

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Last year, the unfair treatment that the NCAA had gotten…

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On Trans Athletes and the Idea of Acceptable Advantages

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. I want to fully dedicate this column to the very…

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Create a Women’s March Madness Pool, For Progress

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Five years ago, I started writing about sports professionally, which…

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The Limits Of Sports Metaphors

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. By now we are all familiar with the well-trodden narratives…

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A Women’s Sports Bar Is Opening In Portland

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. When I Google “women’s sports bar” from my home in…

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The NCAA Is Trying To Pass The Buck

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. The big question about the NCAA in 2022 is, “Why…

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Brian Flores and the Heart of the NFL’s Persistent Inequality

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Recently fired Dolphins head coach Brian Flores probably would have…

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Living and Dying in the Post-Trump NFL

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. It is strange that a straightforward observation like “NFL ratings are up” has…

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Lusia Harris-Stewart Shows Why We Must Rewrite History

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. “Harris may not be a household name,” cautions NPR’s obituary for legendary basketball…

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Travis Hunter, Jackson State and Where HBCU Athletics Are Today: A Conversation With The Atlantic’s Adam Harris

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. When the No. 1 overall high school football recruit in the country, Georgia…

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Becky Hammon’s Career And The Futility Of Firsts

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. The first stop I made during a recent trip to…

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The ‘Good Form’ Year In Review

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Trying to sum up a year as brutal as 2021…

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The Sports World Still Hasn’t Learned To Take COVID-19 Seriously

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. In this case, let’s start with the good news — it’s shorter than…

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The Olympics Are A Broken, Useless Metaphor

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Content warning for mention of human rights abuses and sexual assault. In another…

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Enormous College Coaching Salaries Show How Far We Have To Go

Fake news tweets in sports are both abundant and, typically, easy to spot. A number where a letter should be in a longtime beat reporter’s name or a subtle misspelling can fool even the most seasoned and online sports fan. But last week, as the college football coaching carousel dominated…

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Women’s Basketball Is Growing, And Its Leadership Is Finally Acknowledging That

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. This week, the two biggest women’s basketball organizations in the…

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The Dangers Of Sports Gambling Are Being Ignored As Corporations Rush To Profit

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. Content warning for discussion of addiction and a mention of…

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Sports Teams Are Ending Pandemic Precautions In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. I just returned from a visit to my hometown, Seattle, and was compelled…

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There’s No End In Sight For Sexual Abuse In Sports

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. CW: This piece contains discussion of sexual harassment and assault. This is a…

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The WNBA Season May Have Ended, But Its Players’ Activism Hasn’t

Every week in her Good Form column, Natalie Weiner explores the ways in which the sports world’s structural inequalities and injustices illuminate those outside it — and the ways in which they’re inextricably connected. You can read previous columns here. The way professional and even amateur sports organizations view activism…

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