1. COMMENTARY: The holdup to MLS aspirations for Orlando City might be stadium

    The rumbles grow for Orlando City to be the cornerstone for a Major League Soccer franchise in the future...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 3 years ago 1,287 reads 0 comments

  2. Orlando City Wins First Ever Game Against Philadelphia Union

    Philadelphia Union finished their Florida training camp by falling to new USL PRO side Orlando City S.C., 1-0, at the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando on Saturday night...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 3 years ago 301 reads 2 comments

  3. BCS Tournament: The Logistics of a Bowl Subdivision Playoff

    Everybody has their ideas on how a football playoff, if someday it should ever replace the current one-and-done BCS Championship scheme, should take place. I haven't seen much in the way of details for the logistics of such a playoff, however...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 3 years ago 544 reads 0 comments

  4. UCF To the Liberty Bowl: Knights Beat SMU For Conference USA Title

    In a year where their offense was usually what made headlines, UCF's defense had the final say on Saturday as the Knights defeated the Southern Methodist Mustangs, 17-7 in the Conference USA Championship game in Orlando...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 3 years ago 484 reads 1 comments

  5. Big East Expansion: Why Adding UCF Makes More Sense Than Upgrading Villanova

    With the recent announcement of TCU's move to the Big East Conference in all sports effective in 2012, rumors are flying about the addition of a 10th FBS football team to the league...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 3 years ago 5,950 reads 32 comments

  6. Giants Buy Out Edgar Renteria: If This Is the End, Then What a Swan Song

    On Thursday, just three days after he was named World Series MVP, the San Francisco Giants bought out the final option year on Edgar Renteria 's contract, making him a free agent...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about almost 4 years ago 1,037 reads 3 comments

  7. Tampa Bay Rays' Attendance Woes: What is the Real Problem?

    National pundits are piling on the Tampa Bay Rays after two of its star players, Evan Longoria and David Price, expressed displeasure at the team attracting only 12,446 fans to their ...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about almost 4 years ago 2,413 reads 11 comments

  8. George O'Leary Owes UCF Fans an Apology: Time for Jeff Godfrey To Start at QB

    Last week, George O'Leary went after the fans of UCF college football, saying they were out of line booing junior starting quarterback Rob Calabrese. Then again, UCF fans who booed him multiple times might have had a point...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about almost 4 years ago 1,105 reads 1 comments

  9. Countdown To Tragedy: Is NASCAR Looking for the Next Dale Earnhardt?

    NASCAR put itself on a precarious path on March 8, 2010. That is the day they gave Carl Edwards a three-race probation and no further punishment for spinning out Brad Keselowski at ...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 2,144 reads 21 comments

  10. The Longest Running Title Droughts in Sports

    Raising the Stanley Cup last night the Chicago Blackhawks put an end to the longest running title drought in the NHL—49 years. But many other teams have been waiting for a very long time for a title...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 6,705 reads 1 comments

  11. 2010 World Cup: Bad Omen? American Leads World Team Past England at Soccer Aid

    An American has beaten England already. In the third Soccer Aid pro-am football match Sunday night at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, American actor Woody Harrelson won the match over England for the "Rest of the World" team with a penalty kick...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 2,548 reads 0 comments

  12. 2010 NBA Finals: Be Careful What You Wish For Paul Pierce

    "We ain't coming back to LA!" Those are mighty big words coming from somebody who only shot 2-for-11 last night, and hasn't made a three-pointer yet in these NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 868 reads 16 comments

  13. Jim Joyce's Blown Call on Armando Galarraga Not the Only One That Day

    While Jim Joyce's blown call that ruined Armando Galarraga's perfect game is becoming the poster child for expanding instant replay in Major League Baseball, it was hardly the only major blown call that day...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 560 reads 5 comments

  14. How Major League Baseball Could Implement Instant Replay...Right Now

    Everybody's seen it by now, how Armando Galarraga got stiffed out of a perfect game by one of the worst calls in MLB history. We need to make sure this never happens again. By now, even baseball purists are calling for the expansion of instant replay...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 4 years ago 1,329 reads 0 comments

  15. Orlando Needs MLS, not MLB

    I tweeted this last night while I was at the second night of the Pro Soccer Classic at Disney: Orlando needs MLS soccer, not MLB. I honestly believe that is the case...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 4 years ago 712 reads 8 comments

  16. UCF Football Penalized for NCAA Recruiting Violations

    The University of Central Florida announced today that it is self-imposing penalties for what the NCAA has described as major recruiting violations in its football program...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 4 years ago 634 reads 1 comments

  17. Orlando Talking MLB: Could It Be The Tampa Bay Rays?

    If one Orlando politician has his way, Carlos Peña may not have far to commute to work some time in the future...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 4 years ago 3,435 reads 16 comments

  18. Mark McGwire: Better Late Than Never

    The big story happened literally while I was exercising today. Mark McGwire finally confessed to what we thought all along: He did steroids during his career...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 4 years ago 117 reads 1 comments

  19. Titans-Wings: Titans Bludgeon Wings, 13-8, In NLL Orlando Debut

    The atmosphere at Amway Arena built up louder and louder as the night wore on and the goals piled up. And when the first gloves dropped in the fourth quarter, the building exploded...

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  20. Orlando Titans To Play First NLL Game, Usher In New Era of Lacrosse

    A crossroads is approaching, and a team in an old league is coming to a new city. For the sport, it is new territory. Box lacrosse, to be exact. The indoor variety of the true heir to the term "America's game...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about over 4 years ago 841 reads 3 comments

  21. With the AFL's Demise, Orlando Might Be Ready For Some Futbol

    Orlando lost one of its longest-standing teams today when news broke that the Arena Football League―and with it, the Orlando Predators, one of its longest-running and most storied franchises―were ...

    Jeff Leadbeater Written by Jeff Leadbeater about 5 years ago 177 reads 5 comments

  22. Spectacle in Seattle Gives Hope to US Soccer

    So I came to the local bar this past Thursday night with some of my fellow Orlando soccer fans to watch MLS First Kick, and the introduction of Seattle Sounders FC to Major League Soccer...

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