1. Why Confetti Cannons, Pyrotechnics, and Sports Don't Mix

    The Orlando Magic have been getting some heat for that premature celebration the other night when confetti rained down just prior to the final buzzer...

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  2. The Padres Suck, but an Afternoon at Petco Park Is Worth It

    Wise Guides was in San Diego recently and took in a game at Petco Park, a beautiful stadium right downtown in the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Yes, the name is goofy and the Padres suck, but it's worth the trip...

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  3. Best Ballpark Eats: Wise Guides Picks a Top 10 from Around the Majors

    “Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don't care if I never get back” Yes, fans still rise and sing that wonderful song during the seventh-inning stretch at ballparks throughout ...

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  4. Getting Ready For Indy: An Itinerary For the 500

    “Race day” is really a misnomer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Devoted fans are on hand in the days and even weeks leading up to the race checking out qualifying and bonding with fellow fans...

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  5. New York Yankees Find Out Even the Rich Won't Pay $2,600 to See a Baseball Game

    We've all become accustomed to seeing scores of empty seats behind home plate at Major League ballparks these days when watching on television, catching highlights, and especially if we're there in person...

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  6. Visit George's House: An itinerary to the New Yankee Stadium

    Take the train to the game, as it’s part of the Big Apple game-day experience, and convenient too, dropping you off right outside the park...

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  7. A Cubs' Fan Admits, "I Am Confident!"

    While watching the Cubs second game of the year, yes the one they lost in the 10th, I absolutely knew they were going to lose when Lou brought Neal Cotts out for the second inning...

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  8. Imagine if Jay Cutler Were Black...Critics Would Be Foaming at the Mouth

    While Jay Cutler has received plenty of criticism for his role in the ongoing saga in Denver, I can't hep but wonder what the reaction would be around the league and among fans and members of the media if he were black...

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  9. Head to Motown: An itinerary to Final Four weekend in Detroit

    Get downtown well before the game so you can check out what Detroit has to offer – seriously. Motown may be America’s most maligned big city, but there’s plenty to see and do near Ford Field before and after the game...

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  10. Goodell Wants More Games, But This Fan Says 'No Thanks'

    The Chicago Bears tore out to a 7-0 start in 2006 when they hosted the 1-6 Dolphins in early November at Soldier Field. The result, a 31-13 Miami win, which would have been considered an upset in the traditional sense...

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  11. If WBC Is Irrelevant, Puerto Rico Missed The Memo

    Fans in the States may be mostly ambivalent about the World Baseball Classic but that's not the case in many other countries...

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  12. March Madness Set To Begin...No, Not That One

    The NCAA Tournament tips off Thursday with some very compelling match-ups, and I can’t wait for the madness to begin. Hope is always tough and could be headed for an intriguing second-round contest with Wheaton...

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  13. Rex Grossman Won't Be Missed in Chicago...but Damn, He Could Throw a Nice Ball

    I remember shivering through a Sunday night game at Soldier Field in December 2005, a night so cold your beer turned to slush, and watching as the Bears offense turned in its typical performance that year: three-and-out, three-and-out, three-and-out...

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  14. Insider Tip to AT&T Park : Hear From A Paddler

    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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  15. Hey Jose, Better Watch Your Back: Ron Kittle's Idea of Retribution

    Former Major Leaguer Ron Kittle has a warning for steroid-head and snitcher Jose Canseco: If the UPS man comes to your house to deliver a package and he kinda resembles Roger Clemens or Mark McGwire, you better start running...

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  16. Chris "Beanie" Wells Runs a 4.59 and the Earth Stops Rotating

    Ohio State University's Chris "Beanie" Wells ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine over the weekend, which is incredibly fast for a man of his size...everywhere except the freak-fest in Indy, apparently...

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  17. Liberty and Cheesesteaks for All - Citizens Bank Park

    Citizens Bank Park is a part of Philadelphia’s South Side stadium complex with neighbors Lincoln Financial Field (NFL’s Eagles), the Wachovia Center (NBA’s Sixers ...

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  18. Hang with the Ballhawks at Wrigley

    Wander out to Waveland Avenue a couple of hours before first pitch, just beyond the left-field wall, and you’ll see grown men with their baseball gloves on, just waiting for baseballs to drop from the sky...

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  19. Visitor's Guide to Fenway Park

    A visit to Fenway Park is a baseball purist’s dream. The best way to get there is on the T. Take the Green Line to the Commonwealth Avenue stop, which is a short walk to the park...

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  20. I Miss Mel Kiper... Thankfully, the NFL Scouting Combine Is This Weekend

    The NFL marketing machine has mastered many things, but two that stand out involve the incredible hype surrounding the draft and the scouting combine...

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