Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler, more than punters

It’s never easy to deal with death in the public eye, and it becomes even more difficult when it’s close to home. This past weekend, the world lost two standout individuals in Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. For two College Tailgate Writers, this tragic news hit particularly close to home. Kellan and Jamey offer their words

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Greatest Sports Movies of All Time

It’s around that time of year when we are finishing up stuffing our faces with chips, buffalo wings, and other football foods while watching the Super Bowl. However, you also can’t forget it’s the time of year when all the movies that have been talked about for years finally start to come out. It’s no secret that January has been shown

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Raiders to San Antonio: Best for Business?

How many of you remember all of the talk for many years now about a professional football team returning to The City of Angles Los Angeles, California? After many years of discussion it is official that the St. Louis Rams will now be returning to Los Angeles after leaving that very city twenty-two years ago. Now while we sit and

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Amateurism in college athletics is still the answer

The debate over whether college athletes should be paid by their universities or if the current amateurism system should continue to be used is a very recent issue that has caused a large uproar. NCAA football and basketball video games are no longer in production because of a lawsuit filed by a former college athlete, who sued the NCAA for

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Fiorentino vs. Schilling Bowl Picks Round 2

The greatest rivalry in sports sees its second year of action. No, we’re not talking about a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, a Duke-UNC game, or even a Notre Dame-USC contest, what we’re alluding to is far more heated. It’s The College Tailgate’s second annual college football bowl picks between Peter Fiorentino vs. Jamey Schilling. Schilling squeaked out a one point victory in

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Lions beat Packers, but at what cost?

It had been 24 years since the Lions had last won at Lambeau field. Through the Brett Favre years, the game that won Matt Flynn millions in free agency, to last year’s pivotal matchup which determined the winner of the NFC North, the Lions had lost them all. It was an automatic loss which could be counted on even before the

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Why the Dallas Cowboys must cut Greg Hardy

The chances the Cowboys make the playoffs this year fade more and more as the NFL season goes on. Tony Romo has yet to come back from his injury, starting running back Joseph Randle was cut from the team for unknown reasons, and most recently, Dez Bryant went on a tirade toward reporters in the locker room. Despite a current

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The importance of the Battle for Paul Bunyan

The first thing a Michigan fan will tell you is that their rivalry with Michigan State doesn’t matter as much as the game against Ohio State. They’ll say that the last decade is an anomaly to the truth of decades of dominance in the all-time series, which Michigan leads 68-35 with 5 ties. But from what happened Saturday, I can tell you

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NFL: 2015 AFC Divisional Breakdown

Alas, the moment we have all been waiting for is suddenly upon us. The time when middle aged men drunkenly fill rooms to scream at the referees, and college students find themselves buried in debt from fantasy dues. Ladies and gentlemen, the NFL season has begun! And hey, what would the regular season starting mean without a division-by-division preview from

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