1. LeBron James to Tiger Woods: We Love the Players Who Love the Game

    If you didn't notice I haven't really written much in the past two or three weeks. It wasn't that I didn't have the time, it was more the fact that I didn't want to write: about LeBron James...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about almost 4 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  2. College Athlete Blogs: Maybe Everyone Shouldn't Have a Voice

    Being an avid Duke basketball fan, I try to catch up on any Blue Devils news that I can get during the offseason. I’ll frequent message boards, read Duke web sites, and even follow some of the players on Twitter to see what they’re up to...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about almost 4 years ago 372 reads 2 comments

  3. Living Vicariously Through LeBron James

    If you've ever participated in a little league game, coached a little league game, or even watched a little league game then I'm sure you've seen the over exuberant parents that take the game a little too seriously...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 198 reads 0 comments

  4. I Spent $400 To Watch the Meaningless USA Soccer Game

    While many of you were getting ready to watch the USA vs. Algeria soccer game, I was standing in the heat, waiting for a cab to pick me up from a local auto shop...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 614 reads 2 comments

  5. Pay-Per-View Is a Dying Sport

    Pay-per-view used to be a special thing. I remember back in the early 90's when I was seven or eight years old and all I wanted to see was a WWF pay-per-view. Back then, it was a privilege if you got a chance to witness one...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 492 reads 2 comments

  6. 2010 NBA Finals: When There's No Team To Root For, You Root for Greatness

    As I turn on Game Six of the NBA Finals, I know one thing: I don't want either team to win. Unlike most people, I never wanted a Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers finals rematch that had all the hoopla because of the battles in the '80s...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 251 reads 0 comments

  7. My Blogs With Balls Experience: Not Much of a Fan (boy)

    Last Friday I left Erie, Pennsylvania at 9:00am and got ready to drive 450 miles on I-90 West to Chicago,IL for my first Blogs with Balls. Unfortunately, it will probably be my last...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  8. The Philadelphia Flyers: The New Miracle on Ice

    There are not many times when a true underdog goes on to win a championship. I'm not just talking about the lower seeded team winning it all in the finals, but a team that nobody thought had a legitimate shot to do so...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  9. Top 10 "Don't Get Your Hopes" Up in Sports

    Lately it seems that sports fans are mesmerized by the "it could happen to us" motto. I don't blame you. With the miracle 3-0 comeback by the Philadelphia Flyers against the Boston ...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 87 reads 0 comments

  10. End of an Era and Under Appreciated

    Some of you may have wondered what happened to Favre Dollar Footlongs. My last column I wrote about was "The Drought" and not being interested in sports and the next thing you know, I am gone for over a week with no goodbye letter...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  11. When Your Teams Are Out, the Sports Drought Begins

    My drought has begun. As tough as it is to admit it, I have to face the facts. Ever since Thursday night after the Cavs/Celtics game there is only one thing I can think about, football...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  12. Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer: The New Age of Reporters

    No offense to the old timers Peter King and Chris Mortensen, but my favorite NFL insiders are Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer. It used to not be this way. Actually, I used to not have any favorite NFL insiders...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 434 reads 0 comments

  13. 2010 NFL Draft QB Class: Why It May Be the Worst of All Time

    I'd like to introduce every FDF fan to the newest writer to join the site, actually the only other writer ever to be posted on the site...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 941 reads 3 comments

  14. The Biggest Upset in NHL History and You Probably Missed It

    If you missed game 7 between the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadians last night, then you missed the greatest upset in hockey history. I'm not exaggerating the magnitude of the upset either; it was definitively the biggest upset ever...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 788 reads 0 comments

  15. I'm Not a Fan of the New NFL Draft Format

    Last Thursday I couldn't wait for the workday to end knowing that the NFL draft was going to be on that night. Most NFL fans have been anticipating this day since the post-game Super Bowl press conferences...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 34 reads 0 comments

  16. Ben Roethlisberger: Policed by the Steeler Nation

    Ben Roethlisberger will find out his early season fate when the NFL publicizes their suspension decision this week, but his real fate will be decided by the fans in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is a pretty accepting city when it comes to their athletes...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 367 reads 2 comments

  17. The Most Important NBA Playoffs Ever

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com I can't wait for the NBA playoffs to start tomorrow. Being a Cavs fan and having to endure the treacherous play in the last four games of a LeBron-less squad has made the anticipation even more overwhelming...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  18. Trading Santonio Holmes Sends a Message, Just the Wrong One

    Like most Steelers fans, I was stunned by the news of the Santonio Holmes trade yesterday. Not that he was traded, but that we only got a fifth round pick for him...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about 4 years ago 314 reads 2 comments

  19. 2010 MLB Team Predictions (They're Not What You Think)

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com Baseball is finally back! For the 25% of us out there it's a big deal, for the rest of you, you may not care so much. I want to make you care...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 284 reads 0 comments

  20. Wrestlers Have the Best Farewells

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com If you didn't turn into WWE's Monday Night Raw last night for Shawn Michaels retirement speech you should have. I don't care if you are a wrestling fan or not...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  21. Milton Bradley Is No Kanye West

    New team, same antics; it seems like a revolving cycle for Milton Bradley wherever he goes. A baseball player with one all star selection in ten years of play doesn't put you into the talented category in my book...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  22. Baseball: Mini-Games Within a Game

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com Not many of my friends like baseball. They don't watch games, attend games, or appreciate the game in any sort of manner...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 343 reads 0 comments

  23. March Madness: The Greatest Show on Earth

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com Ladies and Gentleman! Boys and Girls! Children of all ages! Favre Dollar Footlongs is proud to introduce to you March Madness; the greatest show on ...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 100 reads 0 comments

  24. Increase the Play-In Games, Not the Field

    Does anyone really believe that March Madness is a 65 team tournament? Even with a play-in game, I think most people still view the tournament as four separate regions consisting of sixteen seeded teams...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 37 reads 1 comments

  25. A #1 Seed Is Going to Lose

    www.FavreDollarFootlongs.com It's going to happen. It's bound to happen. A #1 seed will finally face the inevitable and lose to a #16 seed. Will it happen this year? Maybe, maybe not, but the chances are higher than ever that it does...

    Gene Zarnick Written by Gene Zarnick about over 4 years ago 82 reads 0 comments