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Practice Games, Week Two: Are We Ther...


The stench of the preseason is truly starting to invade all of our nostrils at this point. The starters are logging in more minutes in these live scrimmages, yet it is nowhere close to the live game action they, and we the fans come to expect in September. The rosters remain static with the first […]

The Practice Games: What We’ve ...

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 14:  Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans is sacked by Tyson Jackson #94 of the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of a preseason game at the Georgia Dome on August 14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

There’s not a whole lot that can be taken to heart from watching the first week of preseason football. Teams trot out their starters for a series or two, employing vanilla calls to get their feet wet in competition that does not involve reps against one another, while also not putting their offensive system on […]

Sunday Reservsations


It’s back, well sorta. We have NFL football back again on our sets and screens for the first time in months, well aside from old film and footage that have occupied us until now. It’s only the preseason stage of the season, but this little something beats the speculation we hear and read about on […]

Someone Call 9(er)-1-1

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 15:  Jim Tomsula speaks during a press conference at Levi's Stadium on January 15, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers announced Jim Tomsula as their new head coach to replace Jim Harbaugh.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is it possible for a team to not take the field for a single game and already call the 2015 season an utter disaster? At the moment the San Francisco 49ers find themselves losing key players for a team that aside from 2014 made serious runs in the playoffs since 2011. However with the significant […]

Why HBO’s Baller is a Great Rec...


In the landscape of recruiting it is important to make use of any advantage you have. Recruiting is an ‘arms race’, with millions poured into building or renovating new facilities to attract recruits, service current student-athletes and provide an environment that helps constitutes success. In a well written piece by Christy Cabrera Chirinos, the overhaul […]

Football’s Gold Medal Pursuit


There are citizens of the ‘6ix’ aka Toronto that feel it a slight that mega hip-hop star Kanye West is set to close out this years Pan-American Games. The bigger question should be why Pitbull has been invited to the games, but we digress. While the Pan-AM Games will pale in scale to the 2016 […]

Going Tagless: The Impact of the Dez ...


And right at the buzzer they get it done. The tough talk we read and heard from social media and various other platforms turned out to be exactly what it was, just talk. At the eleventh hour, the Cowboys and Broncos, respectively, since there can’t be any collusion, were able to strike long-term deals with […]

Couch Groovin’: True Detective&...


There are few moments in the year that beat the freedom to sit outside  on warm summer’s day with a cool beverage on a patio.Well at least on the East Coast for that matter. This is the time of year where the best things are supposed to be outside your house, and captured on cell […]

The Extension Snag


The fireworks and hotdog contest are over and done, leaving us still looking at our calendars, weeks away from rookie and vets reporting to training camp.  Weeks away from seeing how much weight has been gained or lost between mini-camp and Training Camp. Of course what would be a training camp be without a list of no-shows, […]

Orange’s Slice of Reality


If you’re like us you’ve probably binged watched those good shows that you look forward to from the time the first trailer came out, until it is uploaded, legally and otherwise, for general viewer  consumption. When the third season of Orange is the New Black was released, we just couldn’t help ourselves from sipping the […]