“Unbeatable” Ray Rice Jokes on Twitter

andreas On September - 12 - 2014

Despite the seriousness of the domestic drama between Ray Rice and his fiancee and the blatant disregard of material evidence by the gods in the NFL, the Twitter-verse is still imploding with jokes about the now former Baltimore Ravens running back.  Continue reading ““Unbeatable” Ray Rice Jokes on Twitter” »

Tips for Away Game Road Trips

Inigo On August - 11 - 2014

tailgatingFootball season is right around the corner that means tackles, marching bands, roar of the crowd, towels and tailgating. Painting your chest, singing the fight sing, or buying season tickets are important ways to outwardly show your support of your team, but there’s only one way to proclaim your fan hood to the world–going to away games. Road trips to away games are like going behind enemy lines. There’s safety in numbers, so going to a foreign stadium against a rival truly puts you on the front lines of fan hood. You’re representing your team or school to the world and most importantly to an opponent. So if you’ve never gone on an away game road trip, here are some tips to make your experience the best and most efficient journey into opposition territory.  Continue reading “Tips for Away Game Road Trips” »

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proposed soccer design for the new Falcons Stadium.

Georgia, get ready to become a football state. No, not the kind most Americans view with helmets, pads, and green hedges, the global football that was highlighted by the super sporting event in Brazil this summer, the World Cup.

This past April it was announced that a Major League Soccer expansion team would be coming to Georgia by 2017. Their new home will be in Atlanta at the new Falcons Stadium being built downtown. The arrival of a MLS team is due impart to multiple factors: Continue reading “Here Comes the New Georgia “Football” Team” »

1918teamThe 2014 World Cup is already under way and the United States sports media is now talking about soccer consistently. Many U.S. pundits and sports experts talk about the United States’ soccer history in the short term. They attribute the lack of soccer’s popularity due to the game’s young history in this nation. But United States soccer history goes back to the origins of sports in America. Continue reading “Bethlehem Steel FC: America’s First Sports Dynasty” »

Maryland/Rutgers Football Preview

Inigo On June - 2 - 2014

MARYUniversity of Maryland and Rutgers University are two of the latest additions to the Big “Ten” Conference that will make their respective debuts to the conference in the fall. Both east coast schools will be making a drastic transition from playing regional schools to traveling long distances to play the schools in the Midwest. There has been continuous debate on whether their arrival will disrupt the tradition of Big Ten style and attributes, but this decision came down to money on both sides. Let’s preview how the schools will fair in the first athletic challenge during their rookie Big Ten seasons–football.

Maryland:

The Terrapins finished 5th place in the ACC Atlantic Division just barley winning enough games to be bowl eligible. They ended up losing to Marshall from the MAC in the Military Bowl, ending their season on a sour note. Maryland will play in the East Division with Rutgers, Indiana,  Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State. This is arguably the much more competitive division with Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and reigning Big Ten Champions Michigan State. This will prove a trail by fire transition for Maryland, but luckily they are used to playing with Florida State in their division. Their first five games are all winnable, with the key match up coming on September 13th at home versus rivals West Virginia. Maryland opens up their Big Ten campaign at Indiana on September 27th and at home versus Ohio State on October 4th. Continue reading “Maryland/Rutgers Football Preview” »

Top 10 Infamous(ly Funny) Athlete Mugshots

Alfredo On April - 14 - 2014

Blame it on the wealth, the fame, or just the testosterone, but it seems that we never go long without another athlete in the news for some sort of bad behavior. In fact, the only story on ESPN more tired than hearing about athletes using performance-enhancing drugs is the story of an athlete getting arrested for another drunken brawl. These athletes did a little more than that, however, and that’s how they earned their spots on the top 10 most infamously funny athlete mugshots. Continue reading “Top 10 Infamous(ly Funny) Athlete Mugshots” »

An Overview of the NFL Scouting Combine

Alfredo On February - 25 - 2014

NFL Combine 40-Yard DashThe NFL Scouting Combine, held every February, comes to an end today. During this week long process, college football players complete a variety of physical and mental tests. The NFL Scouting Combine is invitation only and gives athletes the opportunity to prove themselves to the coaches, top executives, and scouts from all 32 NFL teams that are watching. The results of the tests can have a large impact on when a player gets drafted, their salary, and in the long run, their career. So what tests and evaluations are athletes’ careers riding on? Find out below:

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Derrick Coleman’s Biggest Fan

Leland On January - 27 - 2014

Derrick ColemanDerrick Coleman isn’t your average football player. For starters, he plays for the NFL, which is no small feat. He has spent his entire life overcoming adversity and never lets his disability get in his way. One special fan recognized his status as a positive role model, and the rest is history.

Coleman was born in 1990 in West Los Angeles, California. He began playing football in the seventh grade, was recruited from Fullerton’s Troy High School, and played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles. Coleman now plays tailback and fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. He lost the majority of his hearing at age three and has since trained himself to read lips. He also uses hearing aids. His coach Pete Carroll calls him “one of the most dependable special teams guys,” and it is obvious to many that Coleman has not let his disability get in the way of his success as a professional athlete. His teammates have learned to work in cooperation with Coleman, making sure he can see their lips and clarifying plays if anything is unclear. Teammates say he is a “great example of [their] ‘no excuses’ mantra.”

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After an amazing season of college football, who can help but revel in it a little bit longer? If you are done watching the bowl games over and over, enjoy a few of these quotes which sum up a truly incredible season in college football.

“I thought that was the greatest thing in the world. Not for the football program. For the football coach. He needed a big serving of humility. He’s been Mr. Perfect. He’s been Mr. Arrogant. There’s no reason for that. Every coach all the way down to Little League knows that you cover that field goal.”

— Howard Schnellenberger, a retired coaching legend, on Auburn’s Iron Bowl triumph over Alabama

“I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.”

–Steve Spurrier, head coach at South Carolina, over their 52-7 win at Arkansas

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Big 10 Championship Game Preview

Leland On December - 5 - 2013

This weekend, the Michigan State Spartans will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship game. The stakes are high for both teams, with MSU intent on making their first trip to the RoseBowl in 25 years and the Buckeyes eyeing the national title game. For these two teams, this game means so much more than a trip to Pasadena.

Though OSU comes to the championship game with the longest national running streak and a record-breaking team, MSU has the momentum of an eight game winning streak too. The Spartans’ defense is number one in the country, and is much tougher than anything OSU quarterback Braxton Miller has faced yet.

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