Category Archives: sports culture

Championship time in football offshoots

Besides the USA, two other countries have a prominent game called “football” that is not played with 11 people kicking a ball at a goal without using their hands, and this is the season for their versions of the Super … Continue re...

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Women’s soccer hazing injury sparks suit against Clemson coaches

Siri Mullinix is a distinguished women’s soccer alum — starting goalkeeper for the national team while Briana Scurry struggled, terrific player in the WUSA. Eddie Radwanski has a lower profile, but he’s fondly remembered by those of...

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Horse racing and the impossible Triple Crown

California Chrome, like so many horses before him, did not win the Triple Crown. Unlike many owners before him, Steve Coburn griped that the horses that skipped other Triple Crown races had taken “the coward’s way out.” Good point, ...

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Single-Digit Soccer: Your kid will never be a pro

ER doctor Louis Profeta of Indianapolis — ironically, the home of several elite sports organizations — takes revenge on all the parents with whacked-out priorities with a fun, occasionally profane column spelling things out in simplest te...

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Rugby rules could spice up NFL extra point

The NFL’s proposal to move the extra point back 23 yards has landed like a lead balloon. As it should. It’s silly. It messes up the flow of the game, moving everyone back to the 25-yard line (unless they’re going … Continue r...

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Why sports fans should like pro wrestling

Sports fans are often quite snobby about professional wrestling. “It’s just fake fighting!” is the familiar refrain. “Why don’t you watch MMA instead? That’s real.” Well, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Brock Lesnar and Da...

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Can we separate athletes from their appearance?

Fiona McCade makes the case that the age of social media has been especially cruel to female athletes: Can it really be true that in the hideously sexist, discrimination-riddled Seventies, it was easier than it is now for a woman to … Continu...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Amanda Turner

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Turner. I’m a Junior at the University of Michigan studying Sport Management. My time at Michigan is spent everywhere, except my apartment. I work as an Associate Producer for Big Ten Network StudentU, a &helli...

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