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Playoffs still a remote possibility for Packers

November 21, 2018

After yet another disappointing loss last Thursday, the Green Bay Packers have dropped below .500 yet again this season and are now very much at the bottom of the NFC wild-card short list. What’s more,...

Are fantasy sports a form of gambling or a test of skill?

Fantasy sports graphic
December 10, 2015

On Nov. 11, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued cease-and-desist letters to daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings stating that the online gambling industry goes against...

Head injuries cast a shadow over the game

Football Head Injury Illustration
Football’s violence has been subject of controversy, tragedy
December 10, 2015

On Nov. 4, Luke Schemm scored two touchdowns for his high school team. Then he suffered a traumatic brain injury during the game that caused his brain to swell and the blood flow to it. Schemm was a...

(NFC North Review: Part III) Vikings pondering ways to help star running back

March 20, 2013

Minnesota was possibly the most overachieving as team of the NFC last season. They defied experts and most fans’ expectations as they squeaked their way into the playoffs before running out of steam...

Could viral marketing replace Super Bowl ads?

February 6, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII is now in the history books, including the football, halftime show and the advertisements that go hand-in-hand with those. The advertisements have long been a hook even for people who...

Mainstream media forgets basic journalistic principles in Manti Te’o girlfriend story

January 22, 2013

One might think the return of the NHL after their lockout and the NFL Playoffs would dominate sports headlines right now. However, that’s not exactly the case. Those stories have taken a back seat...

Insights on NFL referee lockout

October 9, 2012

Across the world, professional athletes are often considered role models, even heroes. The entire business of professional sports is geared around glorifying the players in order to boost viewing. This...

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