1. Notre Dame Football on, Yawn, NBC...Try To Stay Awake

    Since Notre Dame signed the contract with NBC to broadcast every Irish home game to the entire nation in 1991—yes, it’s been that long—these games have become marathons, usually lasting ...

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  2. World Series: SI Predicts Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard Homerfest

    This week's Sports Illustrated previewed the World Series with a cover story with the following headline: "Welcome to the Big Bash," and this subhead, "Ryan Howard + A-Rod = World Series Home Run Derby...

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  3. A Plea From a Buckeye Fan: Get Rid of The Pretty Pony Helmets

    I was watching last weekend's Ohio State-Illinois game, with the rain coming down in the Horseshoe and the lights starting to take affect in the late afternoon, when my buddy says: "What's up ...

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  4. Preseason Football at Regular Season Prices...An NFL Travesty

    Convenience fees on tickets that are definitely inconvenient on your wallet. $5 hot dogs and $9 beers. Personal Seat Licenses. The NBA regular season...

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  5. Here's Guessing Brett Favre Won't Make It to Opening Weekend

    Am I the only one who thinks Brett Favre is now wondering, "Oh sh*t, what did I get myself into?" He's had a few practices and been reminded that NFL players aren't the same as high school kids running pass patterns in Mississippi...

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  6. Chicago Cubs Demote Jeff Samardzija to Grounds Crew?

    Jeff Samardzija has been a disappointment for the Chicago Cubs this year, getting knocked around pretty good when he wasn't being shuttled back down to Iowa. In 17 appearances with the Cubs this year, Samardzija has compiled a 7...

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  7. Wise Guides Samples Women's Pro Soccer and Comes Out Converted...Sort of

    My wife and I took our girls out to see the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday evening (that's women's pro soccer, for the uninitiated), and I was just settling into my seat when I heard a shout...

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  8. iPhone App for Yankee Stadium Released

    iPhone app for Yankee Stadium gives fans inside scoop on Bronx Bombers’ new home Fans can get tips about the new Stadium, play trivia game on phone NEW YORK –Fans making a pilgrimage ...

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  9. Yankee Stadium: Here's Why it's Homer Heaven

    When the new Yankee Stadium opened the team noted that the dimensions were exactly the same as at the old place: left-field line: 318 feet left-center: 399 center field: 408 right-center: 385 right-field line: 314 But that's misleading...

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  10. A gift for the Cubs fan who's dying to show their loyalty... or just dying

    The argument has been made that Cubs fans aren't really that dedicated, that they're mostly a bunch of yuppies who turn Wrigley Field into the world's largest outdoor saloon, and that they couldn't tell you the right fielder's name or what the score is...

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  11. Wrigley Field: More Good Press on Wise Guide

    Sports fans are going to love this. The Wise Guide series of books presents a succinct, all-inclusive look into what fans of various teams need to know to enjoy their trips to the stadium...

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  12. A Texan Juice Box

    Minute Maid Park opened in 2000 on the spot downtown where Houston’s Union Station used to stand – a railroad station that is credited with bringing growth and prosperity to the city in the early part of the 20th century...

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  13. Are Cubs Fans Racist?

    Another racist t-shirt has popped up outside Wrigley Field, which leads to the question: Are Cubs fans racist? Or is it just the street vendors outside Wrigley? Or maybe the t-shirt makers? This ...

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  14. Watch Out Cubs! Here Come The Cardinals

    "The rivalry between the Cubs and Cardinals is probably the oldest and best in baseball, no matter how the Red Sox and Yankees spit and spite at each other. That's a tabloid-fueled soap opera about money and ego and sound bites...

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  15. Yankees All-Time Line-Up

    Imagine having to fill out a line-up card for an all-time Yankees team … Mantle or DiMaggio in center? Jeter or Rizzuto at short? Whitey, Lefty or Red on the mound? And who’s ...

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  16. Let The Disneyfication Of Wrigley Field Begin

    The Chicago alderman whose ward includes Wrigley Field wants to ban street vendors and the so-called "bucket boys," those kids who pound on overturned buckets with drumsticks, from the perimeter of the Friendly Confines...

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  17. Working the Scoreboard at Wrigley

    One of the eternal mysteries of Wrigley, right up there with how they get the grass so green in April, is what it’s like inside the scoreboard...

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  18. NBA Legends Need Tech Help Like the Rest of Us

    Wise Guides was in the Apple Store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue this morning when we walked in and, boom, right there was one of the greatest basketball players to ever live, Bill Russell...

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  19. New York Mets' All-Time Lineup

    From Tom Seaver to Darryl Strawberry to Mike Piazza, the New York Mets have had many great players over the years...

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  20. Miller Park: Wise Guides' Itinerary

    Tailgating may be more associated with football than baseball, but no one in Milwaukee seems to know that or care. Miller Park is by far the best spot in the Majors to do some pregame partying in the parking lot...

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  21. Beer Report: New Yankee Stadium

    “Beer needs baseball, and baseball needs beer–it has always been thus.” –writer Peter RichmondWhile beer remains a ballpark staple for many fans, they can also indulge ...

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  22. St. Louis Cardinals' Top Five Teams of All-Time

    The Cardinals have won more world championships (10) than any other National League franchise, so picking the five best teams in the rich tradition of this franchise is no easy task. Here’s a shot at it...

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  23. What Is Up with the Ladder on the Green Monster at Fenway Park ?

    When former Red Sox pitcher Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee first walked into Fenway Park and saw the park’s famous left-field wall, the Green Monster, he asked: “Do they leave it ...

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  24. Baseball Paddlers in McCovey Cove, San Fran

    When Dave Edlund took early retirement from Hewlett-Packard at the age of 45, he shared his plans with co-workers, "I'm gonna go get a home run ball in the bay...

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  25. Kansas City's Kaufman Stadium: Road Trip to Barbeque and Baseball History

    Whether you're a Cardinals fan heading west on I-70 for the series in Kansas City this weekend or just looking for another ballpark to check off your list, Wise Guides has an itinerary to Kaufman Stadium for you...

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