Are You Ready For Some Football: An Introductory Guide To The English Premier League


Americans fell in love with the World Cup this summer, but soccer isn’t over. In fact, English Premier League is just heating up. Here, a guide for newbs.

Tis the Season for Feigning Football Interest

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September brings my annual ritual of brushing up on the basest college football knowledge for use in conversation.

What Do Beer, Football, and Star Wars Have in Common?

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Football season is here, which means beer season is here. And it’s always Star Wars season. So what’s missing?

Man-to-Man with NFL Running Back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants


“There’s nothing special about me, I’m just in a special position.” —Rashad Jennings

Mrs. Bloomingdale

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Bob Marrow shares the story of his childhood play area, and a friend he met in the process.

Changing Names is a Question of Honor

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Graduates of Somers High School seek to change the name of the athletic field in honor of Somers’ first football coach.

Who Stole Our Football?

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Football was a global community sport, now it has become a corporate global commodity.

How My Daughter Has Changed The Way I Watch The World Cup

How My Daughter Has Changed The Way I Watch The World Cup

Watching the 2014 World Cup made Russ Clark realize that he’s a different man than he was the last time he watched the World Cup. The reason? The upcoming birth of his first child.

Is There Really a Difference Between Donald Sterling and the Redskins?


Joanna Schroeder looks at the legacy NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could leave if he chose to lead against racism the way the NBA has.

Why The Michael Sam Kiss Freaked Me Out


A ‘typical’, beer drinking, hetero guy saw Michael Sam’s Draft Day kiss. Here’s his honest reaction.

Michael Sam and the Kisses Seen ‘Round the World [Video]

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Michael Sam got the call and reacted as you’d expect any newly-minted NFL player to react. And ESPN didn’t cut away.

Vine of the Day: Guy Throws Hail Mary Pass….To Himself

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And how many of you could do such a thing…you know, back in the day?

A Sportsman. An Officer. And Honoring “The Greater Game”

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It’s Anzac Day in Australia, the national day of remembrance. And David Packman’s grandfather, Harcourt Dowsley, is just now beginning to tell his stories of WWII.

Is Bubble Football the Greatest (and Funniest) Game Ever?

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I’m not a soccer fan, but I’d play this in a heartbeat.

Skinny Dudes and Big Boys: Stigmatizing Men’s Bodies

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Dillan DiGiovanni explores the impact of stigmatizing mens’ bodies.

Diplomas or Dollars: What Is the Student-Athlete-as-Employee Case Really About?

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There’s a reason ‘student’ comes first in ‘student-athlete.’