Neymar dives. But what’s new? Football players have always tried to find the line and cross it. To place the blame over the antics of the most egregious violators on the whole sport is just a bit unfair. As unfair as Neymar throwing himself to the ground, looking for attention.Read More
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It hurts to be a fan. But it doesn't have to. Three fans, three different teams, three different ways you can make fandom a burden.Read More
Talking heads still seem to think the NFL Draft can be gamed. That a smart General Manager can find inefficiencies a la Moneyball. Yet Dak Prescott went in the fourth round because 32 teams -yes, the Cowboys included - felt he was not a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round player.Read More
It was a stark image for fans of the CFL. Fewer than 12,500 filled the stands at newly renovated BMO Field in Toronto for a match between the Argos and their Ontario rivals, the Grey Cup champion Ottawa Redblacks. For years the contention had been that all the raggamuffin Argos needed was their own smaller space away from the cavernous Rogers Centre. A venue that seats under 30,000, a stadium that can create scarcity for tickets— always a desirable promotional gambit.Read More
1. ahead in a race or other competition.
a. (of an athlete or horse) running best when in front of the field.Read More
They came off of diving headers, long-range shots, cut-backs into the box, cut-backs out of the box, end-to-end counter attacks, chips, crosses, volleys, and penalties.Read More