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A Sports Hangover

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And just like that wild weekend and the horrible hangover that followed, we charge blindly, chasing the idea of fun that should be associated with watching our beloved national sport.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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The problem is one that has become central in sports: the depreciation of the overall product in favor of a few well-polished products.

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The Stoner Bowl

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It is the odd hatred that has been directed at him for showing passion in a heated moment on the final play of an important game that puzzles me.

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A Sports Wasteland

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Let’s try and remember what sports offer us to make our lives better—and to make us better people—and not what we can do to make athletes and endorsing parties ever richer.

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A Messy Foot Race

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A few teams that were expected to lumbered into the playoffs like behemoths: Chiefs, Seahawks, and the Broncos. It is the under-the-radar teams that often make the largest splash

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We Need Less Talk: More Rock (Get It? Because People Sometimes Call A Basketball A Rock). Click Like If You Agree

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There is a sense of wanting everyone to know what is going on, to have us all wait with bated breath, but then not to be judged or criticized for the manner with which they conducted themselves.

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The Curse Of The Best Record

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The question is: Does the quantitatively best team win the championship? Is it the team with the best record going into the championship game?

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The Weather Report

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Another week in the books and the NBA couldn’t possibly be any wilder than it already is.

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The Weather Report

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As the NBA season lurches into full swing, and October baseball has faded with a World Series win for Boston, there are only four things sports fans in the North State care about

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The Weather Report

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There was something yawn-worthy about this last week of football. Perhaps it is the malaise that sets in mid-season as we start thinking about the playoffs.

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Sportsball: The Weather Report

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The NFL has hit the inevitable mid-season snags, where good teams demonstrate their playoff aspirations and bad teams sink to the bottom like the wreckage of a very old ship. There is something that has been bothering me for some time about American professional sports. It is the notion of “America’s Team” in leagues that […]

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The Weather Report

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This week I think I will do my expert picks. If ESPN and Bleacher Report can do it, why the hell can’t I? Feel free to mock me when you read this and I turned out to be completely and utterly wrong.

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Sportsball: The Weather Report

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We see heroes and villains where it’s most convenient for us.

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Pulling On Superman’s Cape

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We often look externally for answers to the problems of our lives, and this problem of heroism in the modern sports figure is no different.

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The Weather Report

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It seems only fair that we talk about the weather for a moment. Some of the greatest games in NFL history were played with inclement weather as the sonorous singer of the gridiron. This week started out with a lackluster and rain-drenched drop-fest that culminated in the Patriots limping to a win over the confused-looking […]

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