1. Penn State Scandal: Say It Ain't So, Joe Pa

    We are a divided society, but there are moments we find common bonds that define us as people and help us identify with each other. We love sad songs when we’re feeling down because we know we’re not alone in our pain...

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  2. Star Spangled Pride: Why We Sing the National Anthem at Sporting Events

    Last Sunday, Americans observed and reflected on the arrival of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about almost 3 years ago 1,389 reads 7 comments

  3. Tampa Bay Bucs: Then You Saw Them, Now You Don't. Another Blacked-Out Season?

    Thursday, September 8th will mark the start to another NFL season with the 8:30 PM kickoff of the New Orleans Saints hosted by the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers ...

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  4. New Jersey Devils: 5 Biggest Question Marks of the 2011-2012 Season

    To start the 2010, former New Jersey Devils standout John MacLean led the Devils to a 9-22-2 record as its new head coach. By Dec. 23, Devils management replaced MacLean with its former god of the neutral-zone-trap, Jacques Lemaire...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 1,095 reads 9 comments

  5. Miami Hurricanes: How to Prevent the Issue from Occuring Again

    Convicted Ponzi-scheme proprietor and current inmate Nevin Shapiro is talking, and the NCAA is listening. Shapiro is giving accounts of benefits received by dozens of Miami recruits, which include everything from prostitutes to cash...

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  6. New Jersey Devils: $%#& the Flyers and Rangers, I Love the Devils

    Growing up in Southern New Jersey made it difficult to be a New Jersey Devils fan. My parents aren’t big sports fans, although we did watch the main events such as the Super Bowl or World Series...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 1,089 reads 101 comments

  7. Old School Nintendo Kings: The All-Time Top 10 Best NES Sports Games

    My XBOX 360 decided to break down on me recently. I was home alone with nothing to do but stare angrily at the TV when I remembered that I packed a little nugget of goodness away that I assumed I would never use again...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 3,377 reads 4 comments

  8. Best Goalie Ever: The Top 5 Reasons Martin Brodeur Is Better Than Patrick Roy

    Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy have both enjoyed two of the best careers in NHL history between the pipes. The general consensus is that when Roy retired he was the best goalie of all time...

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  9. Mike Tyson: From Villain to Sympathetic Hero

    I’ve written in the past about how it seems that my biggest heroes as a youth all seemed to run afoul of the law and disappoint me greatly as a young adult...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 1,205 reads 4 comments

  10. Shannon Stone: A Senseless Loss of Life

    This past July 7, 39-year-old firefighter Shannon Stone took his young son to a Texas Rangers game in Arlington, TX, to see their Rangers play the Oakland Athletics ...

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  11. New York Mets: Not-So-Great Expectations & the Relief of Rooting for a .500 Team

    I recently turned 38 years old. Not old by most standards but certainly not young. With all these years under my belt, a small bit of wisdom has crept to the top of my psyche through all the sports statistics and Simpsons’ quotes...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 1,104 reads 0 comments

  12. Yo Rocky, Anthony Did It: How Rocky Balboa Did Not Inspire Rep. Anthony Weiner

    I've never been one to get too wrapped up in inspirational movies, but the first Rocky would be an exception...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about 3 years ago 407 reads 26 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant and the Top 10 Jocks You Love to Hate and Hate to Love

    Some guys can just rub you the wrong way. A select few rub everyone the wrong way, including their own fans. But among those, the hatred sometimes creates an unusual fan base...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about over 3 years ago 1,309 reads 4 comments

  14. NCAA Bracket 2011: My Girlfriend Is Kicking My Butt

    My girlfriend doesn’t know anything about basketball. She’s generally repulsed by sports in general—but basketball, more than the others, she just isn’t into...

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  15. NCAA Bracket 2011: A Beginner's Guide To Tournament Speak for Tampans

    The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament commenced with a slate of six games at the St. Pete Times Forum this week...

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  16. Everyday Phrases That Came from Horse Racing

    At Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby will fly out of the gate May 7...

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  17. Syracuse Men's Basketball Plays a Home Game Against USF Bulls...in Tampa

    On Saturday, February 5, 2011, an overmatched University of South Florida Bulls men’s basketball team played the Syracuse Orange at the St. Pete Times Forum...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about over 3 years ago 597 reads 2 comments

  18. NFL Playoffs: I Pledge Allegiance...But To Which Team Now?

    The NFL conference championship games will be played this weekend with the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about over 3 years ago 859 reads 4 comments

  19. Michael Vick: Has the Time Come to Forgive the Eagle QB?

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is having an MVP worthy season. Vick is also a convicted felon who spent time in prison for dog fighting and animal cruelty, making him perhaps the most polarizing player in the NFL ...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about over 3 years ago 1,131 reads 27 comments

  20. Tampa Bay Rays: If a Team Came To Play and No One Was There to Watch It...

    The Tampa Bay Rays have won the American League East for the second time in three years. The Rays won the division with the second-best record in the major leagues at 96-66, only ...

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  21. NFL Jerks By The Numbers

    Men acting like privileged boys and untouchable, above-the-law menaces is nothing new. Today's NFL seems to come down hard on anyone who disgraces The Shield, but that doesn't mean that the crop of jerks is any smaller than usual...

    Gene Siudut Written by Gene Siudut about almost 4 years ago 2,514 reads 50 comments

  22. Manny Pacquiao and the Top 10 Pros to See Now so You Can Say You Saw Them Later

    So many great athletes come into our lives that we sometimes forget to treat the truly great ones with the reverence they deserve...

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  23. NFL: The Beginning Of The NFL Can Be The End Of Everything Else

    Week 1 of the NFL season has become one of the greatest weeks in sports. If you ask me, it's almost as great as the first weekend of March Madness...

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  24. Strawberry, Gooden, Tyson and Coleman All Call Me Dr. J...for Jinx.

    Jinx! Mush! Cobra! Whammy! The Horns! These are all phrases that have been attributed to me over the years of my sports fan hood.If there was a phenom, I jinxed him...

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  25. Mets: Doc Gooden Owes Me (or How Someone I Never Met Broke My Heart)

    Former New York Mets ’ pitcher and all-around phenom Dwight Gooden was recently inducted into the Mets ' Hall of Fame...

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