So…This Happened: The Rise of The Beard, Duke’s Slow-Breaking Sexual Assault Scandal, and Trading Daddy Home


Mike Kasdan recaps the rise of The Beard, the year it took for sexual assaults by a Duke basketball player to finally come to roost, and a storybook ending of Daddy getting traded home.

The Friday Sports Dump – Championship Week


Wai Sallas is pumped for another week of great football. Four teams enter, only two will leave as champions of their respective conferences. Somehow, the NFL can’t get out of its own way, it’s all here on this week’s edition of The Friday Sports Dump.

How to Fan the Flames of Your Relationship…And Watch All Five Football Games This Weekend

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Do want to increase the fire that burns between you and your loved one? Do you want to do it without sacrificing the desire to watch the NFL Divisional Playoff games and Monday’s College Football National Championship game? This is your step-by-step guide to doing both.

A Numbers Game and Blame Game: UAB Ends Football


For the first time in 20 years, a Division I-A football program has been shut down with little reason given—but blame & rumors abound.

An Inside Look at the NCAA: Student Athletes or Student Employees?


Zachary Nickels explores the story of Northwestern Football’s vote to unionize, the vote that no one is taking about despite its potential to destroy the NCAA as we know it.

Video Fun: Our Top Twelve Funniest Sports Commercials EVER

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Michael Kasdan brings you the funniest sports-themed commercials of all time! From Peyton Manning’s “Cut that meat!” to Glavine and Maddux’s “Chicks dig the long ball.”

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Make Sure TV Doesn’t Show It?

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Michael Sam’s draft onto the St. Louis Rams and subsequent aired kiss with his partner has been discussed ad infinitum, but Anderson Cooper’s analysis is too good not to share.

The Truly Sad Fact About Donald Sterling Attending A Black Church Service


Lincoln Anthony Blades questions Donald Sterling’s presence in an African American church.

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.

Four Laps + Four Beers + 4:57.1 = Beer Mile History!

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Accomplished runner James Nielsen combined athleticism, scientific principles, and a few cans of Budweiser to accomplish what many thought impossible.

Being a Dad Made Me a Better Sports Fan

Being a Dad Made Me a Better Sports Fan

Brandon Billinger is passionate about sports, but, once he became a father, he realized he had to show his son that being a fan means far more than just yelling and screaming

The Only March Madness Should’ve Been Relentless Protesting

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Give college athletes, those whose backs March Madness are built on for example, their 40 acres and a mule.

The Sweetest Upset


Forgotten now, but four years ago the NCAA backed down in the face of fan opposition to a plan to expand the annual men’s basketball tournament to 96 teams. Brian Lutz says its one of the few times that fans won out over corporate greed.

Will the NLRB’s Ruling Really Change Things for the Better?


In the wake of last week’s ruling declaring Northwestern football players employees of the university, Argun Ulgen worries that we will just wind up trading one type of corporate culture for another.

Pay Them Already


The North Carolina scandal demonstrates that, if college athletes aren’t going to get even the education that is their ostensible compensation for generating billions of dollars, than they should at least get a share of the television revenue.

Top Ten Sports Rants for the Ages: Instant Classics of a Different Sort

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Michael Kasdan gathers a Top Ten video playlist of classic sports rants from the NBA, MLB, NFL, and college sports.