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September 16, 2013

Why You Should Get Involved In Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports websites and leagues have become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more players wish to play the role of general manager and build the sports team they could only dream of. Leagues and advice are available for players looking to build a dream sports team in the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA along with many professional sports leagues and major events from around the world.

Originally created for a baseball league, fantasy sports have quickly grown to include sports from around the world, such as soccer, cricket and rugby that are not always familiar to US sports fans. In the US baseball, basketball and football leagues are available allowing a player to [...]

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September 1, 2013

Clemson Football “Run Down The Hill”

After leaving the locker room before the start of a game, Clemson’s football team loads into team buses and travels to the east side of Memorial Stadium by police escort.

From there, they gather around the historic “Howard’s Rock,” then “Run Down The Hill” at the sound of a canon, which funnels them between the crowd and out onto Frank Howard Field in front of 80-plus thousand roaring Clemson fans.

This video was taken last night, during Clemson’s season opener against Georgia.

Great tradition. As a sports fan this has to be on your list of occurrences to see (and possibly attend).

Back in 1985, ABC analyst, Brent [...]

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August 28, 2013

Love Sport? Why Not Study It at University?

This week, Facebook tells me, marks the tenth anniversary of my A-Level results. Depressing thoughts, much like hangovers, take days to dissipate these days but it has nudged my rusty noggin into remembering my fast and loose decisions with respect to University. My course preferences were as much based on whim as they were interest and my choice of institution was largely based on how nice the prospectus was.

Knowing now how vital these decisions are, I’d like to think that if I were to do it again I’d spend far greater energy in choosing the right course.

With such a bright spotlight shining on Sport in the UK since the 2012 Olympics, there has never been such [...]

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August 21, 2013

Lean In with the 99ers

I’m a HUGE fan of empowerment. I’m a huge fan of positive role models. And, being a father of a middle school daugher, I even more of a bigger fan of women doing positive things that dramatically shift society.

That’s a big statement, but the following video lives up to that hype.

Recently, Jessica Bennett from Lean In (yes the same Lean In organization inspired by the Sheryl Sandberg book…) sat down with 3 of the well-known and respected star athletes from the 1999 USA Women’s Soccer Team – Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy.

Watch the fun, insightful video interview and see some of the mindset these ladies had at the [...]

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