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Eli Manning: Out of the Shadow

The infamous cliche “sometimes your best just isn’t good enough”┬áhas long been reserved for scenarios associated with failure. Although even after once achieving the highest pinnacle of success in his profession, the stigma remained for New York Giants quarterback Eli … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno: Legends Never Die

It’s difficult to say what hasn’t already been said about Joe Paterno. Though I can attest what he meant to me. I didn’t attend Penn State, nor was I recruited by him. But for as long as I can remember, … Continue reading

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Ray.

Murmur what you may about the man’s past, though he is the finest competitor of my lifetime. I consciously refrain from referring to him as one of my favorite athletes, instead as one of my favorite human beings. He is … Continue reading

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Marty, For Old Times Sake

Being the football junkie that I am, I have a high gluttony for all things pigskin. So when a name like Marty Schottenheimer is thrown around, I get pretty amped. Many were outraged when the Hall of Fame coach was … Continue reading

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Tim Tebow: Angelic Rebellion

“He did it again.” When the mission seemed impossible, and when many were going against him — he did it again. Trucking through adversity, Tim Tebow defied his critics (and all odds) by winning his debut playoff game. The victory … Continue reading

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Urban Legend

When former University of Florida head football coach, Urban Meyer, announced his retire last season, I declared that without a doubt he would one day coach again. Though my belief was bold. Not only did I believe that Meyer would … Continue reading

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Penn State: The Blame, The Shame, & The Audacity of a Society

Never have I ever imagined a day where I’d see Joe Paterno fired as head football coach of Penn State University — in relation to a sexual child abuse scandal. This entire mess has been a complete circus and heartbreaking … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno, As Advertised…

“If the one person you hate the most in this situation is Joe Paterno, you’re doing it wrong.“ A resounding statement being echoed across national media outlets (and social networks) in defense of Hall of Fame football coach, Joe Paterno. … Continue reading

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Case of the Mondays 10.10.11

Mondays, bleh. I will never understand what it is that makes this day so dreary. It nearly takes a bulldozing team to get me out of bed once every seven days – and that’s just on a regular Monday. So … Continue reading

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RIP Al Davis

As a football fan I was saddened to awaken to the news that Oakland Raiders owner, Al Davis, had passed away. He was 82. Immediately I thought of my late father who was an avid Oakland Raiders fan[atic]. I drew … Continue reading

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