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Socialistic Offside Rule Ensures Americans Will Never Catch Soccer Fever

Socialistic Offside Rule Ensures Americans Will Never Catch Soccer Fever

The American ‘soccerati’–soccer moms, knee-sock-wearing kids eating orange slices, illegal aliens, hipsters, and self-righteous sportscasters–feels pretty good today. After all, the 2014 World Cup just ended in a vortex of self-congratulatory euphoria: America has finally caught up to the rest

Atheist Group Sues Clemson Football Program for Prayers, Bible Studies

Atheist Group Sues Clemson Football Program for Prayers, Bible Studies

Coach Dabo Swinney and his Clemson football program face a blitz again. This time it’s not South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney seeking to slam their quarterback into the turf, or even a lighthearted sound-byte from Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier aiming to

Duke Talks About 'D,' But Dawkins, Offense Key to NCAA Title Hopes

Duke Talks About 'D,' But Dawkins, Offense Key to NCAA Title Hopes

In the aftermath of Duke’s 93-81 win over North Carolina, the victorious Blue Devils talked like many Duke players have during the last three decades. They talked about defense. They insisted that their success comes from D and that their

Northwestern's Union Play: Could It End Women's College Sports?

Northwestern's Union Play: Could It End Women's College Sports?

It’s been almost comical to watch the liberal sports media’s obvious arousal over what they deem the heroic effort by the Northwestern football team to unionize. I say almost comical because this effort is something that could change the face

Russell Wilson's Amicable, Confusing Divorce from NC State

Russell Wilson's Amicable, Confusing Divorce from NC State

When Russell Wilson recently termed the turmoil that defined the end of his college career as “a whole Pack of Badgers,” the Seahawks’ quarterback was referring to three years for the N.C. State Wolfpack and a year with the Badgers

Shameful Maryland Leaving ACC on Low Note

Shameful Maryland Leaving ACC on Low Note

In the same week that the University of Maryland announced a decision to contemplate covering gender re-assignment surgery for their students, the school has filed a 157 million dollar counterclaim lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast Conference related to their conference

FSU-AUBURN: WHAT THE BOWL GAMES TELL US

FSU-AUBURN: WHAT THE BOWL GAMES TELL US

It’s a dangerous thing to use comparative scores of the previous bowl games to predict tonight’s BCS Championship game – but until kick-off, it’s all we have. And besides, it’s fun, even if it proves to be inaccurate. So with

ESPN's 'Pajama Boy' Attempts to Redefine Masculinity

ESPN's 'Pajama Boy' Attempts to Redefine Masculinity

ESPN’s  normally excellent “Sports Reporters” show joined the ranks of GLAAD, Organizing For America (OFA), Out2Enroll and others in yet another attempt by the cultural left to redefine what it means to be a man in this country in 2013.

Are Panthers Turning Cam Newton into Trent Dilfer?

Are Panthers Turning Cam Newton into Trent Dilfer?

As the Carolina Panthers have charged to 10 wins in their last 11 games, clinching a playoff spot and needing only to beat the Falcons to secure a division title and playoff bye, there has been a common media meme:

NFL's Obamacare Touchdowns, Rush Limbaugh, The Big Bang theory

NFL's Obamacare Touchdowns, Rush Limbaugh, The Big Bang theory

It is no secret that the National Football League, and football in general, has been under attack from a lot of quarters recently. Concussions, murder, bullying, and controversial rules changes have dominated the headlines. Youth football participation is reportedly down

Zany SEC East: Three Teams Still Alive

Zany SEC East: Three Teams Still Alive

The SEC East race is still a delightful mess, with three teams still holding on to title hopes. Each of these three teams has a set of requirements, and also a wish list, and yet the prize would appear to

Show-Me State Magic: Mizzou atop Crazy SEC East

Show-Me State Magic: Mizzou atop Crazy SEC East

The SEC East went full-speed schizophrenic this weekend, as South Carolina, Georgia and Florida fell to Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Missouri, respectively. While Missouri’s 36-17 win over Florida is technically not an upset in the way that the Tennessee and Vandy

Are the ACC's Days Numbered (Part 2 in a 3-Part Series)

Are the ACC's Days Numbered (Part 2 in a 3-Part Series)

In part one of this series, I established that in spite of good news for the ACC surrounding new member schools – and having a couple of teams in the top 5 in football – that North Carolina’s athletic director

Are The ACC's Days Numbered (Part 1 of 3)

Are The ACC's Days Numbered (Part 1 of 3)

Are the Atlantic Coast Conference’s days numbered – at least, as a major athletic conference? The notion might not be as crazy as you think. Yes, I know – Clemson and Florida State are both in the top five in

ACC Has Three Shots at King SEC During Opening Weekend

ACC Has Three Shots at King SEC During Opening Weekend

There is a natural geographic, albeit largely unspoken rivalry between the ACC and the SEC, and the two leagues will go head-to-head three times in the next 72 hours. The bad news for the ACC is that this is not

RNC Ultimatum Welcome But Not Enough

Reince Preibus’ ultimatum to NBC and CNN regarding what appear to be Hillary Clinton infomercials is certainly refreshing evidence of some testosterone within the halls of the GOP establishment, indicating that perhaps there is more than just the starch in

NBA Finals: Nice Guys Finish First… and Second

NBA Finals: Nice Guys Finish First… and Second

It’s a league of trash talking, posterizing and bad blood. In fact, even the league’s official website ran a headline in May of this year saying “Trash Talk, Bad Blood Reign in NBA Playoffs.” And indeed, any series involving the

Opinion: Judge Abused Power by Overreacting to Butt Slap

Opinion: Judge Abused Power by Overreacting to Butt Slap

As if we needed another reminder what happens when those who are paid by our taxes conflate public service with public tyranny, Florida Judge Kathleen McHugh has shown us yet again. In case you missed the story, she overturned a

Report: ESPN Laying Off 10% of Workforce

Report: ESPN Laying Off 10% of Workforce

ESPN is reportedly laying off 400 employees–or roughly 10% of its workforce–on Tuesday.  According to a report that originated on TheBigLead.com and the Gawker-owned sports rumor site Deadspin – and picked up by other outlets like Variety and Business Insider

Failing Upward, GOP Establishment Style

Failing Upward, GOP Establishment Style

Beneath the radar, drowned out by Benghazi, a splashy murder trial, and an even splashier kidnapping, there was one of those inconsequential “inside baseball” career stories that is normally of interest only to a select few inside the nation’s ruling

Opinion: PC Mascot Police Will Never Be Satisfied

Opinion: PC Mascot Police Will Never Be Satisfied

While seemingly everybody and his brother, including President Barack Obama, were sprinting to microphones, ESPN cameras and Twitter accounts to make sure they were among the first to extol the virtues of Jason Collins, another division of the PC police