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Childish H.S. coach refuses to take the field after bad call

September 8, 2011
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Childish H.S. coach refuses to take the field after bad call

I’m not sure what to think of a high school coach’s reaction to a ref’s bad call, but to pull a team for such a trivial matter seems a bit absurd.  In the teams’ season opener, Seattle’s Garfield High refused to take the field because their coach disagreed with a blown call.  Garfield was trailing Lake Washington High 14-0 in the 3rd quarter when Garfield fumbled the ball and did not recover.  Upset with the ref failing to blow...

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Fox Sports Pac-12 video demeans Asians?

September 7, 2011
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The above video landed Fox Sports in some hot water. After airing a segment that mocked Asian students filmed on SC’s campus, Fox had no choice but to cancel The College Experiment. Last week’s segment was aimed to get students’ perspectives on Colorado and Utah entering the Pac-12 conference. The announcer was clearly targeting unsuspecting Asians who had no concept or cared whatsoever about college football. Rather than focusing on true college football fans, the “comedian” mocked the Asian...

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College football’s 10 most promising newcomers for 2011

September 6, 2011
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College football’s 10 most promising newcomers for 2011

College football is an incredibly difficult game to master. With the speed, strength and complexity of the schemes, it’s unreasonable to expect a first-year player to make an immediate impact. But, when a freshman or JUCO transfer can productively fill a position of need, it can catapult his team to a different level. Before last season, few college football fans knew about Cam Newton — a year later, Auburn is the defending national champion and Carolina Panthers fans are...

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Kansas State’s new mascot, EcoKat?

September 2, 2011
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Kansas State’s new mascot, EcoKat?

Everyone should do his or her part when it comes to protecting the environment, but eco- and football don’t really mix unless you are from Kansas State—so the school thought.  In a bold environmental initiative, Kansas State unofficially introduced its new female mascot, EcoKat, the “crusader of conservation and fanatic of fluorescents.” Within minutes of the tree-hugger themed mascot going viral, disgruntled K-State fans hit the internet proclaiming their “dislike” of  the eco-friendly mascot.  Among recent tweets: “#EcoKat makes...

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The 10 Worst Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

August 29, 2011
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The 10 Worst Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

Trying to choose the worst Heisman winner is like trying to choose the ugliest Miss America winner — they’re all great, and highlighting their flaws is just being nitpicky. Nevertheless, for the sake of argument, you have to acknowledge that some winners are less deserving than others, whether it’s because they won merely on reputation, and/or because there were more deserving candidates. The following Heisman Trophy recipients were all super talented, but their resumes were a bit underwhelming. 1....

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15 Teams With the Most Unruly Fans

August 25, 2011
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15 Teams With the Most Unruly Fans

  Sports are nothing without the fans. Dick Young, one of America’s pioneering sportswriters of the 20th century, said it best: “Fans are the only ones who really care. There are no free-agent fans.” Of course, some fans care more than others, which is why you’ll never see the Florida Marlins, for example, mentioned among the teams with the most ardent support in baseball. These American (and one Canadian, or Canadien) teams — college and pro — have the...

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Top 10 Tailgating College Campuses

August 25, 2011
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Top 10 Tailgating College Campuses

Tailgating is as much a part of football season as the sport itself, and many colleges have embraced this important celebration. Whether it’s the food, the weather, or the company, tailgating is becoming a national past-time that universities across the country are welcoming with open arms. Here are the top 10 tailgating college campuses: 1. Ole Miss You haven’t experienced college football tailgating until you’ve been to the Grove, a shaded 10-acre park that transforms into one big party...

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10 Pro Athletes Who Couldn’t Stop Gambling

August 18, 2011
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10 Pro Athletes Who Couldn’t Stop Gambling

Alex Rodriguez, who’s arguably the greatest player of his generation, has done a poor job of maintaining a clean reputation. After admitting to steroid use, receiving the nickname “A-Fraud” from his teammates, cheating on his wife, and enduring the perception that he’s “unclutch,” he’s made things even worse by participating in illegal high-stakes poker games. Of course, plenty of athletes have tarnished their reputations and careers due to their penchants for gambling. Conspiracy theorists, for example, like to claim...

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