Category Archives: Sports

A lot of football fans are afraid Patriots will win the Super Bowl

A lot of football fans are rooting for Philadelphia to win the Super Bowl Sunday because they hate New England, but they’re also afraid the Patriots will figure out a way to win the game. So I’m expecting a lot … Continue reading

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Nevada Union football as finishing school? Who knew

Sports are said to offer numerous benefits to participants beyond the competitive aspects: Teamwork, self-discipline, sportsmanship, and a sense of belonging they might not get anywhere else. In addition sports–football in particular–served as sort of a finishing school for those … Continue reading

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Is Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL? You decide

The attorney for former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has repoertedly requested cell phone records and is scheduling depositions from at least 5 NFL team owners as he pursues a grievance alleging collusion against signing the QB to an NFL contract. … Continue reading

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What would the great A.J. Liebling think?

A.J. Liebling, one the great journalists of the 20th century, was a big boxing fan. He fought some as a youth and continued to spar into his late 30s, when he was punched by an elderly former fighter named Jack … Continue reading

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Can America’s most hated team win Super Bowl LI?

The New England Patriots enter Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the Atlanta Falcons with two seemingly contradictory distinctions–they’re favored to win the game, and they may be America’s most hated team (football division). The Patriots are favored primarily because of … Continue reading

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Contrarians cleaned up in the college bowl games

Bookies know from experience that football bettors like to put their money on the favorites when betting sides and the over when betting totals. That prompts bookies to inflate the numbers, forcing you to pay a premium if you want … Continue reading

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Who’ll win the national title? The bookies love Alabama

The Washington Huskies had a terrific season, going 12-1 in the third season of coach Chris Petersen’s regime and beating Colorado impressively to win the Pac-12 championship. That was good enough to get the Huskies into the national championship tournament. … Continue reading

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