1. A New Batch of Worthless Baseball Cards. Cyber fist-pounds, kids.

    A friendly reminder that we’re giving away copies of David Jamieson’s tremendous new book entitled, “Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession” over the next few weeks...

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  2. Top 7 Most Frustrating Things About Your Favorite Baseball Team

    When baseball returns, it’s a wonder how we survived without it. There is something to watch every single night and (except for the day after Opening Day, making Opening Day ...

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  3. Fans of the Weekend: The Rest

    As we demonstrated earlier, in our humble but undoubtedly expert opinion, Michigan State fans dominated the streets in Indy, at least in terms of sheer ridiculousness, but they weren’t the only ones to push the envelope...

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  4. Fans of the Weekend: Spartan Fan

    When you take a trip to an event as significant as the Final Four, a concept such as the “Fan of the Week” just doesn’t seem to do it justice. There were simply too many characters to single out one...

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  5. Tourney Video: Revolutionizing the Ticket Scalping Business

    As long as professional sports have existed, so too has the “secondary” market for ticket sales...

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  6. Tiger Executes Ultimate Compromise

    I was sitting at my desk at the JoeSportFan nerve center while weaving through my favorite online portals — RedTube, the United Karate Kid Haircut Association, and the like — ...

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  7. Duke vs. Butler: Your Official NCAA Championship Broadcaster BINGO Cards.

    Big match-up tonight for the 2010 NCAA Championship. Duke vs. Butler. A white guy’s dream come true, minus a few “Seinfeld” reruns and moleskine notebooks...

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  8. Monday Morning Sports Headline Winner: FoxSports.com

    It’s one heck of a day to be a sports headline writer. The start of Major League Baseball (”Play Ball”), Tiger back at the Masters (”Back on the Prowl”), ...

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  9. Tourney Video: “The Other” Final Four Fans in Indianapolis

    The complex process of clothing ones self for a sporting event is something we here at JoeSportsFan.com have covered in detail...

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  10. A Look at Some Upcoming Sports Apps on the new Apple iPad…

    On Saturday morning, geeks across the world will flock to their local Apple store for a chance to purchase the new Apple iPad tablet...

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  11. Top 7 Upsets Since 2000

    Due to some very random things happening so far this year, it’s time to look at the top upsets in sports since the year 2000. If somehow Connecticut loses in the women’s NCAA Tournament, that would have to be in the top three...

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  12. Greatest Mistaken April Fool's Jokes in Sports History

    On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated published a story by George Plimpton called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch ” which introduced the world to an eccentric and reclusive ...

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  13. Today (1980): Sports' Most Juvenile Last Name is Born

    In 2008, a careful study was undertaken on this site to determine who had the most amusing name when used with purpose by witty headline writers...

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  14. The Diary of Matt Howard's Mustache

    It’s been a whirlwind ride for the Butler Bulldogs this March. After dispatching of Kansas State on Saturday, Butler reached their first Final Four that just so happens to be taking place in their hometown of Indianapolis...

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  15. Today (2003): Wrestlemania 19 Happened; Stone Cold's Last Match

    March 30, 2003 Allow me to get through this post with a large grin on my face, because of the proverbial split between “people who enjoy the WWE/WWF” and “those that don’t”…...

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  16. Journey to the Tourney: Real Fans or Bandwagon Bums?

    There was no doubt who dominated in terms of fan support in the St. Louis regional. Though their team was eliminated Friday night, credit goes to Northern Iowa supporters for sending ...

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  17. Journey to the Tourney: Help End Fan-Sign Persecution

    After several sleepless nights spent trying to come up with the perfect combination of humor, fanaticism and preferably the letters “C-B-S”, you finally came up with the ...

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  18. Journey to the Tourney: UNI Fans Rule the Night

    With a seemingly effortless flick of the wrist by Ali Farokhmanesh last Saturday night, the University of Northern Iowa Panthers knocked off top-ranked Kansas and earned a trip to the city of St...

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  19. Champion Sports Presents…The Journey to the Tourney

    On most weekends, the proprietors of JoeSportsFan.com are far more likely to be laying on a couch in front of a TV than online posting new content on the site. Working a full time job and keeping this puppy going isn’t as easy as it looks, people..

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  20. ESPN Pushes Their Fantasy Baseball Gurus to the Limit

    This should be an exciting year for baseball fans that enjoy soaking up knowledge from television pundits. With a truly successful year under its belt, the MLB Network has forced its ...

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  21. Sweet 16: 8 Reasons to Watch 8 Games

    Okay, so your bracket is a mess because you decided to pick Kansas to win the whole thing. So did 90% of the country. Serves you right for rooting for Kansas...

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  22. Forbes.com: The St. Louis Rams Make the City of St. Louis “Miserable”

    Forbes.com recently released their annual “America’s 20 Most Miserable Cities” column. As always, given the subjective nature of the word “miserable”, the list should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt...

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  23. Today (1976): Peyton Manning is born. So is Aaron Brooks.

    March 24, 1976 On this day 34 years ago, Peyton Manning was born into this world. Former Saint QB Aaron Brooks was also born on this day, but he’s not a love-child of Archie Manning, so that’s all we have to say about him...

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  24. The Signficance of a Sports Rivalry

    When a sports rivalry is broken down to it’s core, it is revealed as a conceptual hatred of another team or their fan base, done more for show than anything...

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  25. Today (1951): Football talk gets a little questionable

    March 23, 1951 the world was introduced to Ron Jaworski. Jaws would go on to become a Super Bowl-losing quarterback for the Eagles (better than someone who never made it we suppose) ...

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