A Profitable Rivalry

By Angelene Crosswell Every sports fan understands competitive rivalry. Any person who has cheered for the losing team knows the hatred felt for the opposing team and their fans. Every team has a rival, whether it’s a little league baseball team’s cross-town rival or a college football team’s decade-long competition. I am a big fan […]

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An Improbable Win

By Anelise Cimino “What happened?” reverberates across the nation as the San Francisco Giants raise their second World Series championship trophy in the past three years. Baseball fans from San Fran to New York keep asking that question repeatedly, even as the Giants raise their trophy as World Series Champs. The fans in San Fran say […]

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Drinking Gatorade for Life

By Danielle Armour Darren Rovell has a way with words in describing the birth and journey of Gatorade. From the very first testing on Florida freshman football players all the way to raging a war with Coke and Pepsi, Rovell had me captivated. His informal tone throughout the entire book kept me interested, especially with […]

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NFL Officials Keeping Players in Check

            By Leslie Crews Tom Brady caused quite a stir when he covered up the Nike swoosh on his official team sweatshirt with a piece of tape at a press conference last month. As the official uniform provider of the league, Nike’s signature swoosh logo appears on all 32 NFL teams’ practice and game day […]

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Unfair Criticism of NFL’s Pink Products

By Amanda Humer Breast Cancer Awareness Month began at the beginning of October and signs can be seen in stores, on television ads, and on the professional football field. The NFL has actively participated in raising awareness for Breast Cancer since 2009 by having coaches, players, and referees don pink attire during games in the […]

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Undefeated, But STILL Not Respected

By: Kalyn Reece The Atlanta Falcons joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1965.  In the 47 years since joining the NFL, they have won four division championships and have only appeared in one Super Bowl. Looking at these numbers over a long time span, it is not a great record. But in the last […]

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Gaelic Football

By: Brooke Hrouda It is the favorite sport of the Irish and the most-practiced with more than 2,800 clubs and approximately 250,000 players in all of Ireland. I was searching around the Internet when I found this unique sport, and I wanted to share it with you because it is something that most Americans have […]

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Have Fans Gone Too Far?

By: Kerri Phillips As the 2012 college football season has progressed, a topic that is consistently brought up is fan behavior. In the Southeastern Conference fans are known for being loud, outspoken and almost disorderly. Although this is accepted practice by most SEC fans, has the line between too nice and too far been blurred? […]

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Fantasy Football, A Blessing and a Curse

By Elliott Strauss I’ve been an avid Atlanta Falcons fan my entire life.  So why did I find myself last weekend letting out a massive groan when Roddy White scored his second touchdown of the night against the Panthers?  Normally, I should be celebrating the touchdown and giving high fives to my friends watching the […]

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Crossing the Line from Fan to Foe

By Anelise Cimino Sports fans are passionate people. Even the casual fan will get into a game and live and die for that team in that moment. This behavior is a daily lifestyle for many fans out there. People dedicate whole rooms, cars, wardrobes and even their bodies to their beloved sports teams (see Dedicated […]

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