Don’t Mock the NFL (feat. Marshawn Lynch)

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news early Wednesday morning that Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch could “be subject to significant fine” after donning a “Beastmode” hat to Super Bowl XLIX Media Day on Tuesday. Lynch made headlines Tuesday as he told the media, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” 29 times in 5 minutes. The press conference remains

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Big East Conference Power Rankings: Movie Edition

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Big East men’s basketball conference. It’s a truly unique conference where the rankings change drastically just about every week, schools with bird mascots are having an off-year, and where you’re still not sure what a “Hoya” is, but you know it’s good at basketball. After an already crazy few weeks into conference play, things are starting to

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Coach 1K: Mike Krzyzewski, Greatest Ever?

One thousand. That right there is a number that for many and most coaches, players, and fans of the sports world, is entirely unattainable. It’s something legendary, and therefore is only fitting of someone with an equally illustrious pedigree. Simply put, it takes an extraordinary person to be around long enough, and to perform consistently well enough in that time,

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#DeflateGate is Goodell’s Problem, Not the Patriots’

By Hank Greening #Deflategate. The hashtag and term that is likely driving sports fans into delirium. It’s nauseating and needs to stop. Now, I understand why it gets the coverage that it does, it’s the week before the Super Bowl and is the only football story out there. That’s just how media and the non-story generator known as ESPN work. But despite

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Why Everyone in the Country Should Be Rooting for the Seahawks, Part 2: One Year Later

By Brendan Larson One year ago I sat down at my laptop the day after witnessing the greatest interception in Seahawks history the night before in the NFC Championship game. I immediately started crafting an article spelling out the reasons why sports fans from every corner of the US should take up the Seahawks as their pseudo-franchise against the Denver

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NerfGate: What The NFL Hasn’t Told You

Seattle, Wash. – Over the past week or so, much has been made of the Patriots’ alleged crimes of deflation in the AFC Championship game. What hasn’t been talked about is what happened in the other game that was played on that day. We remember the NFC Championship between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers because it was

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What happened to David Tyree?

Think back to several years ago. Think back to a time before Odell Beckham Jr. was making stunning one handed catches and before Eli Manning became an average quarterback. Yes that far. Now think even further back, until you reach a time when the New York Giants could actually make the playoffs. The year you’re looking back to is 2008. The

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Obscure Sports: Beard and Mustache Championships

Everybody knows that sports have long been an integral part of both American culture and society around the entire world. And pretty much everybody knows which sports are popular and which ones to just toss aside. But in this series, I’ve tried to illuminate for all you millions and millions reading around the world at home a few of the

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The State of the Sports World Address

The College Tailgate faithful, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and my fellow sports fans: We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with criminals like Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, the entire Ravens team, Aaron Hernandez, and Alex Rodriguez; that unfolded with a new generation fighting tooth and nail with the commissioners of all four major sports, especially when

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Capri Suns and Chewy Bars: Chapter 2

Its wings are so thin and so orange. Much like Doritos. How does it even fly? Doritos can’t fly. But butterflies don’t taste like nacho cheese, either. Hmm… would I rather… be able to fly? or… have a lifetime supply of Doritos? I do like Doritos… I’d take the Doritos. That way I could sucker someone at the lunch table into trading me their Red Bull for

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