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Mascot Mania, Part One: The Worst College Mascots

With college football reaching its maxim headed into the week of Thanksgiving, I think it’s an appropriate time to ask which schools have the best and worst mascots.

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My First Marathon

After you cross the finish line at the 26.2 mile marker, you realize that the word “can’t” doesn’t fit as nicely in your vocabulary anymore.

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Quidditch not just for those at Hogwarts

We go to schools where running around with a broom in between your legs is as cool as it gets. Muggle Quidditch has taken off and at some schools, is even more popular than traditional sports.

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The Tradition of Rivalry Connects Us to the Past

Whether it is college students who make the journey to see a game against their rivals, soccer fans in Europe who fight in the streets in allegiance to their club teams, or a casual fan trash talking on a blog on ESPN, fan commitment varies. For us, rivalries are a way to connect with the past.

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Every Redneck’s Favorite Day of the Year

There are 75 million people who watch NASCAR racing, but in my world, driving a race car around a circular track falls just lower than cheerleading on the sports spectrum. Still, I participate in annual Redneck Day festivities.

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Top 5 Funniest YouTube Sports Videos

Society treats athletes as warriors, modern-day Spartans vying for an excellence that few people ever achieve in their lifetime. But when professional athletes aren’t hitting 100 mph fastballs or scoring 30 points in a single game, they are often drunk, vulgar, or completely crazy, and it’s always a blessing to have it on camera.

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Ultimate: An up-and-coming sport

I play Ultimate. No, it’s not called Ultimate Frisbee. Think you have what it takes? Here’s why you should play.

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“Let’s Go Buff-a-lo”…even if we suck

A city’s sports teams are a point of pride, a unifier. But how do you balance loyalty with the internal gut reaction to run as far away as possible because your teams are the Charlie Brown of their leagues? So your teams are losers. You gotta have faith.