Game On Game  On 

While the sporting world has been rocked by the pandemic, it looks for a major rebound this spring: March madness, indeed.

I Was So Bad at Coaching That Now My Son Doesn't Like Sports

nokink Writer Socialist Gen X
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Final Results

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Getting Cut by a Sports Team: MLB, Understanding Failure and Me

BruceBruce Actor, Director Socialist Millennial

Figure Skating Made Me Who I Am—But It Isn’t All I’m Going to Be

Twinkle Toepicks Figure Skating Coach Moderate Millennial

The Superstars Next Door: The State of Women's Soccer in the U.S.

Principled Pen Content Creator Progressive Millennial

Sexual Harassment in Sports Forced Me to Change Careers

Mary Smith-Jones Paper Pusher Undisclosed Undisclosed

More Narratives

I Trained Athletes in a Toxic Environment

Calathea Certified Athletic Trainer Moderate Millennial

COVID-19 Forced a Year Without Roller Derby: I'm Rolling On

Roller Skater Digital Marketing Progressive Millennial

Sex Segregation in Sports: A Female Olympian's Perspective

LikeAGirl Professional Athlete Progressive Millennial

Inside the Soul of an NFL Superfan: Here's Why I Go Wild for My Team

M.T. Bleachers Teacher Undisclosed Gen X

The Lessons I Learned From Sports May Have Saved My Life

Nocturne Musician Progressive Millennial

The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupted My Paralympic Dreams

Tom21 A bit of this, a bit of that Undisclosed Millennial

I Hated My NFL Dream Job: How I Survived the Toxic Environment of Professional Sports

Future Dog Lady Account Manager Progressive Millennial

Playing High School Sports Made Me Body Conscious

Tree Hugger Student Progressive Gen Z

My Adrenaline Junkie Story: From UFC Fighter to Firefighter

Bob Chillin Firefighter Progressive Millennial

NCAA COVID Testing: What It's Actually Like on the Front Lines

The Endurance Project Manager Socialist Millennial

The Exploitative Reality of Division I Athletics: What It's Really Like to Compete at the Highest Level

Amelia Student, Teaching Assistant Progressive Millennial

Swim Like a Girl: How Coaching Helped Me Grow

MickeyFan05 School Administrator Moderate Millennial

How I Learned to Cope With Mental Illness as a Division I Swimmer

SADgirl Student-Athlete Moderate Millennial

I Was Laid Off From My Sports Arena Job Because of COVID-19

Pampanero Sports and Entertainment Professional Undisclosed Millennial

We Are Enough: The Uphill Battle of Being a Female Rugby Player

Girl Who Tackles Semi-Pro Athlete, Writer Progressive Millennial

A Dream Delayed: What It’s Like to Be an Olympian Waiting for the Tokyo Games

Roadrunner Athlete Undisclosed Millennial

Baseball Is Dying: How Successful Youth Programs Can Bring It Back

BaseballLifer Managing Partner Moderate Gen X

My High School Swimming Experience Was Marred By Sexual Misconduct

LOVECAT89 Undisclosed Undisclosed Millennial

Kick Abusive Coaches Out of the Halls of Fame

Danse Macabre Human Libertarian Millennial

Being the Sister of a Pro Athlete Is Complicated

SwarlesBarkley Dental Hygienist Conservative Millennial

I Got Kicked Off of YouTube for Telling the Truth About Steroids

southbeach7 Expert Undisclosed Millennial

Equestrian Sports Are Still Too Rich and White

SusieBones PhD Student Socialist Millennial

Women’s Water Polo: From Obscurity to NCAA Darling

Gnomenclature Teacher Libertarian Gen X

Inked Not Jinxed: Why I Got a Cowboys Super Bowl Tattoo

Gordan Jarnett Entertainer Undisclosed Millennial

To Be a Part of the Team, I Had to Hide My True Identity

Boondocks Delivery Driver Progressive Millennial

The Future of Fandom Is in Sports Betting

Steve McKenzie Sports Writer, Broadcaster Moderate Millennial

Kickflip Diplomacy: How Skateboarding Programs Erase Borders

Mike Hawk Artist Undisclosed Millennial

Parenting Young Athletes: What I've Learned Raising Three Daughters

Sports Mom Cubed College Coach Progressive Gen X

I Worked in Penn State Athletics: Harassment Is Still a Major Problem

That One Trans Guy Athletic Trainer Progressive Millennial

The NBA Is More Liberal Than Hollywood

Barnburner Writer, Director, Actor Progressive Gen X

The Come Up

Discover Themes

Common Ground

The environment is a constant in the news, but even more so of late. Climate change, the Australian wildfires and, of course, the spread of a global, animal-borne disease have most of us thinking about our planet in unfamiliar ways.



Some folks have family trees that go back generations, others don’t know who their birth mothers are. No matter what, the human desire to know where one came from runs deep.


Hi, Society

Okay, so how many movies did you see in the theater last year? And live concerts? Yeah, that’s what we figured. And yet!

Pop Culture

And Beyond

The year is 2020. Science and technology influence everything from day-to-day tasks to our health and longevity. And yet an ocean of advancement still awaits. The question is, how do we dive in?

Science and Tech

What's Good

To say this year has sucked would be an understatement. But amidst the hot dumpster fire that is 2020, we're looking for a silver lining.

Acts of Kindness

State of the Union

It’s perhaps the most contentious and consequential election in modern American history: As Biden and Trump square off, The Doe jumps into the debate.


The System

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Portland. Chicago. Lafayette Square. As cities across the United States grapple with protests, unrest and rebellion, The Doe takes a deep dive into justice and the system.


Subject Matters

Reading, writing and arithmetic ain’t what it used to be a decade ago—or even a few months ago.


What She Said

It’s difficult to articulate what it's like being a woman. Hell, even the spelling of the word is cause for discussion (we see you, womxn).


Four Letter Word

Love: A lot of songs, poems and multi-volume treatises have been devoted to the subject. So, in these strange days when we could use it the most, what’s left to say about the strongest of human emotions?  Plenty.


On the Record

We’re very proud of our particular and deliberate themes at The Doe. They cover a broad range of topics, ones that we feel are crucial to discourse in the world today. But still!