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Fantasy is a fun novelty, reality is the big picture

Fantasy is a fun novelty, reality is the big picture

November 9, 2017

There’s a recurring theme on Sundays in my household. As my brother and I watch football, he routin...

Protesting players should take a stand, not a knee

Protesting players should take a stand, not a knee

October 19, 2017

Our nation is often on shaky terrain. We as a people are at each other’s throats constantly. Sports shou...

Sports are a lifeline for our country in desperate times

Sports are a lifeline for our country in desperate times

September 21, 2017

In the wake of such devastation in our country, with hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose all making waves,...

Kings made right decision to move Boogie out of Sac

Steven Bryla, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

It has been 60 days since the Sacramento Kings made the right move and got rid of the “cancer” in their organization when they traded Demarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 19. Fans of the Sacramento Kings had mixed emotions of despair and joy at letting the best big man in the NBA go and give up their ch...

Parents need to get out of the spotlight of their kids

Parents need to get out of the spotlight of their kids

March 30, 2017

Parents supporting their children in sports is great, but recently parents have overstepped their boundari...

NCAA Selection Committee are biased with the seedings

NCAA Selection Committee are biased with the seedings

March 27, 2017

Fans anxiously watched television or waited to get a notification from ESPN saying the brackets are ...

MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

MLB Commissioner Manfred needs to stop ruining America’s pastime

March 1, 2017

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, 2017

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

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2015

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...

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