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  • Thanks Joe, but you gotta go

    The last year in college football has been ripe with scandal. There’s been the Cam Newton recruitment investigation. We’ve had suspensions and a resignation over discounted tattoos in Columbus. There was the name-dropping of 72 athletes who received improper benefits from a super booster at Miami. They all pale in comparison to what’s unfolded at […]
  • We’ll always have November 4, 2001

    It’s November 4, 2011–the ten-year anniversary of the Arizona Diamondbacks shocking the baseball world and beating the juggernaut three-time defending World Series champion New York Yankees in a 7-game series that will go down in history as one of the best ever played. If you’re a Diamondbacks fan, you remember the thrill when Luis Gonzalez’s […]
  • Another year of rooting for chaos

    I love college football. I love the traditions, the pageantry. I love the emotional connection fans of a given program have to their team. I love the fact that on any Saturday from September to November, you can lose yourself in dozens of games telecast over a dozen hours. So why is it every year […]
  • Are we watching something we love die right in front of us?

    “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.” – Mitch Hedberg Why, pray tell, am I starting this piece about the NBA lockout with a joke from late comedian Mitch Hedberg? Well, let me tell you a story. The night was September 23, 2004. I took my girlfriend (future wife) to Celebrity […]
  • Burfict not living up to the hype

    The sky was the limit for Arizona State middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict in 2012. In his first two years for the Sun Devils, Burfict showed the ability to dominate football games while also showing the propensity for losing his temper and committing boneheaded penalties that crippled his team in crucial situations. Apparently most were willing […]