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MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

March 1

Spring training just started for the 2017 MLB season, and new faces get roster invites in the hopes of ...

The NBA’s new All-Star voting format brings fairness to the popularity contest

The NBA’s new All-Star voting format brings fairness to the popularity contest

February 3

It’s the time of year when the biggest stars in three of the four major U.S. sports gather for a weekend...

The year in sports: An emotion rollercoaster

The year in sports: An emotion rollercoaster

December 1

2016 was a memorable, dramatic year. It also served as a year in sports full of every emotion, demonstrating...

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

November 9

Since the dawn of time, or just the dawn of athletics, women have been patronized for having any association...

The game we once loved slips into an era of disgrace

The game we once loved slips into an era of disgrace

October 29

The National Football League and the game of football itself has captivated many Americans’ televisions...

Sports can provide support and strength in crucial times

Sports can provide support and strength in crucial times

October 13

Professional sports are one of the most captivating forms of entertainment around for many people today. ...

Pro athletes can use the power of their voice to create change

Pro athletes can use the power of their voice to create change

September 29

For decades, professional athletes stepped beyond the field and used their platform to create change....

Proposed law could cripple the backbone of minor-league baseball

Proposed law could cripple the backbone of minor-league baseball

September 14

When fans think of professional athletes, they often group professionals together as highly-paid peopl...

Extremist fans pose the greatest threat to sports

Extremist fans pose the greatest threat to sports

August 21

You can find fans who support a team at any level of athletic competition. It’s one of the things that m...

Pro athletes are silenced by stigmas on mental health

Matt Johnson, Editor

May 5

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

When people are asked to define a professional athlete, some of the first words that come to mind are large, muscular, masculine and tough. Especially for elite athletes, who are sometimes described as not being human. It is meant in a positive light, saying the athlete does things that few humans can do. But sports fans often...

NFL’s substance-abuse policy fails at-risk players

Matt Johnson, Editor

April 21

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

When an NFL player fails a drug test and is suspended by the NFL, fans across social media chastise the player for being unable to give up marijuana when using it could bring an end t his career. While something could certainly be said about being unable to give up a substance when using it can lead to you losing your jo...

NFL’s highest paid employee cashes in from the luxury box

NFL’s highest paid employee cashes in from the luxury box

February 26

In recent years, the National Football League has seen a boom in profits and the driving force behind th...

Team relocations leave cities picking up the pieces

Team relocations leave cities picking up the pieces

February 8

When the NFL announced the St. Louis Rams were relocating to Los Angeles, it was seen as an outstanding m...

NFL’s uniform policy shows hypocrisy of its breast cancer awareness month campaign

Matt Johnson, Editor

October 26

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

In the midst of the NFL’s “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” campaign, the true hypocrisy of the league’s policies and their selective enforcement was shown. No example shines brighter than the NFL cracking down and disciplining athletes for uniform violations. Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams and defen...

Female analyst of MLB playoff game gets heat

Matt Johnson, Editor

October 15

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

ESPN was a part of broadcasting history on Oct. 6 as Jessica Mendoza became the first woman television analyst during a major league baseball playoff game. This was a monumental moment for sports television and women who seek equality in the sports world. Mendoza took that first major step for women when she was on ESPN’s broa...

Fans have the power over the sports they love

Fans have the power over the sports they love

May 4

Being a sports fan is really hard. Sure watching your team lose, trying to keep up with all the statistics...

NFL enters 21st century at last by hiring a woman referee

NFL enters 21st century at last by hiring a woman referee

April 15

In the aftermath of Women’s History Month and in light of all the various scandals that have rocked...

Stand back men, it’s time for the women to play

Stand back men, it’s time for the women to play

March 30

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, there has been recent reflection upon the strides made by...

Sandoval won’t be missed after Giants diss

Sandoval won’t be missed after Giants diss

March 16

When fan favorite San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval decided to take an offer from the...

There is no such thing as an odd-year curse

There is no such thing as an odd-year curse

March 8

Every year around this time baseball fans start gearing up for the season. For San Francisco Giants fans, ...

Play the game right or don’t play it at all

Play the game right or don’t play it at all

February 17

As sports fans, we can often put on blinders when it comes to our teams. All that we want is for them...

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