1. Relieving Sports Memories: 2006-07 AFC Championship Game

    I happen to be a Colts fan in South Jersey. Front-runner you ask? Depends on how you define it. My mother went to high school—where I too am a recent grad—with Franco Harris, and since then my family has been Steelers fans...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 4 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  2. One Final Out With Harry The K

    Over the past few months, I have aspired to write an article based on the relationship between the fans and their favorite teams' broadcasters. I longed to make a connection between my family and Phillies' broadcaster Harry Kalas...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  3. Sports Fan Laws: Break 'em and Lose Your Fanhood

    Throughout my stay at Bleacher Report, my whole "theme" is usually dedicated to examining the relationship between the fans and their teams. I've developed personality traits, anecdotes, and even referring to a stadium as a "second home...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 72 reads 6 comments

  4. NFL Draft: Let's Face It, You Are The Only Intellectual

    To be honest, the NFL Draft is annually on my "Best Day of the Year" top-10 list. I'm a draftnik and I have no shame admitting that...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  5. Indianapolis Colts: Failure, When It All Goes Wrong

    Noun 1. vibe - a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively; "that place gave me bad vibrations"; "it gave me a nostalgic vibe" (Courtesy of http://www.thefreedictionary.com/vibe )_______________________ Oh that word, the vibe...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 107 reads 1 comments

  6. Major Moments in Sports: What Will We Remember Most?

    One of the many interesting things about the sports society is how well it can merge the generations. I think back to a discussion that my grandfather, my dad, and myself had a few years back before my grandfather's death...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 14 reads 4 comments

  7. Aging With Life And Sports: When Two Worlds Collide

    I’m only 17 years old. Only. Only. That word continues to shock me as it minimizes my “problem.” I can say that I have, so far, lived an awesome life and continue to look forward to the future...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 5 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  8. American Futbol: Combining the Love of the Gridiron & Pitch

    I'm an American Football fan. The NFL, College Football, and even the occasional high school game intrigues me to no end. Watching star senior high school students eventually morph into successful college stars than professionals is fairly interesting.

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about almost 6 years ago 891 reads 21 comments

  9. It's Almost Here: Why College Football Matters

    Summer heat is turning into autumn leaves. Autumn is quickly approaching. Besides the beginning of school, the season is synonymous with football...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about almost 6 years ago 892 reads 6 comments

  10. The Fine Line Between Hero and Winner

    As everyone this side of the universe knows; the 2008 Summer Olympic Games kicked off yesterday in Beijing, China...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about almost 6 years ago 150 reads 0 comments

  11. Joba vs. Favre: Clash of the Mythical ESPN Beasts

    It was only a matter of time before ESPN had to make one of the most crucial choices of its 30-plus year existence. Brett Favre, of Packer fame, was reinstated on Monday and could return to Training Camp as really as Tuesday...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about almost 6 years ago 495 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB's Trade Deadline Turns Fans into Skeptics

    Today is one of the most aggravating, satisfying, and underachieving days of the sports season. The MLB Trade Deadline is always sure to bring plenty of buildup, denials, assertions, and false rumors...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about almost 6 years ago 417 reads 0 comments

  13. Negativity and Sports: 'Til Death Do Us Part

    As I mentioned in my article "The Moods of a Sports Fan", there is a certain type of fan described as the "Debbie Downer". To sum it up, regardless of what happens, something bad will follow...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 617 reads 1 comments

  14. Summer Sports Reporting an Oxymoron?

    Over the past few summers we have learned that the summer is usually regarded as the only season to get a life for a sports fan...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 188 reads 1 comments

  15. Home Is Where the Ballpark Is

    ESPN recently had an article about the demolition of Tiger Stadium and asked a few lifelong Tigers fans how they felt...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 406 reads 2 comments

  16. The Relationships of the Sports Fan

    It's no secret that the world loves its sports. While some sports can be considered regional, every country has a sport that makes them tune in...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 468 reads 6 comments

  17. The Many Faces of the Sports Fan

    You are in Round Four, and you see Matt Forte still available. Slowly but surely, you slow down your talking in order for you to telekinetically concentrate on telling people to NOT draft Forte...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 1,255 reads 20 comments

  18. Down on the Farm: Phillies Minor-League Report (Part One)

    Disclaimer (sort of): No idea if this topic has been done before, I'm just really passionate about the Phillies. If it's been done before, my apologies...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 1,161 reads 1 comments

  19. Catching up with Carl Long

    Let's flash back to Rockingham 2004. The last race at the "Rock" (for NEXTEL Cup) in which Matt Kenseth drove to victory...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 248 reads 3 comments

  20. Open Mic: The "What If's" of the US National Team

    I apologize to the US National Team for this article. I'd be quite mad also if some amateur writer would even suggest putting an MMA fighter on the team...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 630 reads 13 comments

  21. Conscription in Sports

    As I mentioned in a previous article, the exposure of sports media could drive us to the point of tuning out. As much as I would love to get away from that topic, I won't be satisfied until I drive one more point home...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 326 reads 1 comments

  22. Danica Patrick: Feisty or Overexposed?

    The Indy 500 is starting to get back some of its ol' luster back. The unification of both American Open Wheel Series (the Indy Racing League or "IRL" and the Champ Car World Series), the Dancing ...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 1,298 reads 11 comments

  23. Sports Media: Could Overexposure Burn us Out?

    It's not a secret anymore that we are in a society and world that sure loves its sports. Whether it involves touchdowns, home runs, goals, wrecks or poker chips; there is a sport out there for everyone...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about 6 years ago 1,200 reads 4 comments

  24. MLB Steroid Scandal: Forget the Past, Fix the Future

    I know Brian McNamee v. Roger Clemens has been worse than Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears on the nauseating scale but nonetheless, it brings up the worst subject in sports—cheating...

    Joe D. Written by Joe D. about over 6 years ago 657 reads 0 comments