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An athlete is one player, not a whole franchise

An athlete is one player, not a whole franchise

November 30, 2017

How much is an athlete worth? You could say it depends on their skill, their talent, and love for the ...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...

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...

Fans have the power over the sports they love

Fans have the power over the sports they love

May 4, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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

Possible cheating should not trump abuse in levels of outrage

Possible cheating should not trump abuse in levels of outrage

January 26, 2015

Deflategate, something you’ve probably heard about recently. In fact, I can guarantee that you’ve...

Stop lumping fans in with the fanatics

Stop lumping fans in with the fanatics

November 19, 2014

The word fan, those that like something and not the device that provides air, came from the world fanatic....

Jumping on the bandwagon doesn’t make you a fan

Jumping on the bandwagon doesn’t make you a fan

October 28, 2014

So you’re wearing a Giants cap on your head, got on your shiny new Buster Posey jersey and have a Hunter...

Closer to home options bring back joy of sports

Closer to home options bring back joy of sports

October 20, 2014

It’s that time of year where baseball fans whose team made it to the post-season watch in anticipati...

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