1. Cubs vs. Reds: The Wrigley Experience

    ♫♪Do they still play the blues in Chicago? When baseball season rolls around/ When the snow melts away, Do the Cubbies still play in their ivy-covered burial ground/ When I ...

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  2. A 49er Fan's Prayer

    I'm not religious, nor am I a serious believer in sports superstition. However, I had an epiphany recently which caused me to write the following and paste it on my mirror, so I can read it several times a day...

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  3. Top 10 NFL/NBA Team Music Videos Of All Time

    Most diehard football fans know the Super Bowl Shuffle, performed by the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears team. However, it is little known that the San Francisco 49er’s music video actually ...

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  4. Athletes Referenced in Song: Top 10 Lyrics

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  5. Notable Sports Quotes Of The Week

    After mindlessly perusing ESPN.com like I do on a daily basis, I stumbled across some quotes that I just had to respond to. Here are a couple that caught my eye, and my opinions following the quotes...

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  6. 49ers-Cardinals: Devastation in the Desert

    There was no screen. No sports commentator. No replay. There was no television in front of me to yell at; no pillow and no couch behind me to madly punch in frustration...

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  7. Why Nobody Likes Hockey: A Sharks Fan Comes to Grips with Being in the Minority

    I walked into class this morning, excited as the next person about the huge victory on Tuesday. I’m talking about the San Jose Sharks' 11th win this season last night over the Minnesota Wild, of course...

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  8. Defensive Tactics against Writer's Block

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  9. Mascotology: Predicting the First Round in the Big Dance

    In the spirit of March Madness, I will add yet another desperate attempt to claim the winning bracket to the pile...

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  10. From Childhood to Fanhood: Brainwashing in the Early Years

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  11. Ticketing the Super Bowl: One Fan's Experience

    I'm your ticket into the Super Bowl.  Literally. To get into the Super Bowl, one must go through the highest of security measures—second in the nation only to the White House. If you pass the pat down, the metal detector, and the wand, you may proceed...

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  12. The Super Bowl Experience: XLII Edition

    How can one even possibly put into words the sights, sounds, experiences, dreams, hopes, fears, gasps, chants, smiles, tears, and memories all swirled about in a flurry of red, white and blue ...

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  13. Live from Inside the Super Bowl: A Personal Account

    I am probably more infatuated with football than you are. Agree to disagree? Let’s look at the facts. I won’t be watching the Super Bowl commercials this year...

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  14. College Basketball: Meet the PAC 10

    Ladies and gentleman, allow me to cordially introduce the PAC 10. This West Coast conference is spread across 5 states; and each states boasts two great universities...

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  15. BCS: From Distress to Success

    After tonight’s yawner of a game featuring Ohio State and two-loss Louisiana State, it is clearer than glass that something needs to be done about the Bowl Championship Series in college football...

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  16. Jump Rope 101

    “Jump rope isn’t a sport.” You wouldn’t believe how frustrated I get when I hear these five words...

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  17. For the Love of Hate: Dissecting the 49ers-Raiders Rivalry

    From reading reactions to my last column about rivalries, it is clear that most football fans don’t realize the extent of the San Francisco 49er and Oakland Raider rivalry...

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  18. Passion at the Point: In Praise of Steve Nash

    Thirteen.It’s the atomic number of aluminum. It’s the number of original colonies in the United States. It’s the number of loaves in a baker’s dozen. And it’s society’s most unlucky number...

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  19. Take Her Out to the Ball Game

    Tired of being dragged to chick flick movies or to the mall? Here are some steps to ensure a quality date for you (and her). Just follow these simple guidelines and see why going to a sports game is a perfect date...

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  20. Silly Boys, It's Not the Toilet Bowl...It's the Super Bowl

    Beer. Babes. Basketball. Burritos.The University of Arizona has it all. Except the beach. And bowl games.U of A has missed out on postseason football since 1998, when the Wildcats shut out the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl...

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  21. The Most Overlooked Secret to Winning in College Basketball

    There’s so much emphasis on defense, on offense, on scoring, on who’s going to take the ball, on driving, on avoiding fouls, on taking foul shots, and countless other aspects in the beautifully complex sport of collegiate basketball...

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  22. For the Love of Hate: Classic Rivalries

    Rivalry in sports is a beautiful thing. It gives sports fanatics a premise on which to hate. If you’re part of the Raider Nation, I have every right as a 49er Faithful to hate you with every ounce of my body...

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  23. Wanted: Serious Students Only

    One aspect of the collegiate sports world that often gets put to the side, especially in the media, is the presence of student sections...

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