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Popdose Sports: Where to See Travis Rice in “The Fourth Phase” for Free This Sunday

This Sunday, the most anticipated snowboarding film of all time, The Fourth Phase starring Travis Rice, will be screened for free, for one...

Sports

The Year in Moderately Popular Sports: Women Win

We haven’t done a Year in Moderately Popular Sports since 2012. That’s because I’m an even bigger slacker than Jeff and Jason, the...

Sports

Popdose Sports: The Hockey Rock Canon Keeps Growing

Hockey and power chords go together like beer and arena junk food. Plenty of sports make liberal use of “jock rock” — ESPN and...

Football, Sports

Popdose Sports: That College Football Playoff Solved Everything, Right?

Is college football a championship sport or a technocracy with cheerleaders? In the first year of a four-team playoff that alleges to give...

Soccer, Sports

Popdose Sports: It Is Still the Beautiful Game

Don't click the TV off yet. The 2014 World Cup goes on without the U.S. Here's why it matters....

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Dw. Dunphy On… How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rodriguez?

In what came as a surprise to no one, Baseball commissioner Bud Selig threw the book (some would argue it was more of a paperback novella...

Football, Humor, Sports

Popdose Sports: An Open Letter to Manti Te’o, from Jan Brady

Hi, Manti Te’o. It’s me, Jan Brady! I’m a sophomore at Westdale High School in California. I live with my three brothers,...

Sad Cleveland Browns fans with paper bags on their heads

Football, Sports

Popdose Sports: The Five Stages of Grief for a Tortured Football Fan

It isn't easy being a fan of a lousy football team. But if you can recognize the stages of grief, maybe you can help. Or not....

Sports

The Year In Moderately Popular Sports: Are You Impressed?

For those of us who look beyond American football, basketball and baseball, even-numbered years are usually our time to shine. We get...

Football, Sports

Gamblor’s Last Stand: Week 13 NFL Picks

It is with great regret that I must announce Gamblor’s imminent demise.  I simply don’t have time to keep it up anymore....

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 12 NFL Picks

Last week was an awful one for the computer, as it threw its winnings from Week 10 back into the mix and lost most of them.  The models...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 11 NFL Picks

Last week was as close to perfect as I’ve ever seen the computer get. It came at a great time, too, because it had a lot of money on...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 10 NFL Picks

For the second week in a row, the computer came within an eyelash of hitting a two hundred dollar bet as Dallas fell to the Atlanta Falcons...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 9 NFL Picks

Last week was an absolute disaster for the computer.  Although I wasn’t as nervous about it as I usually am, the Eagles continued to...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 8 NFL Picks

Last week featured a disappointing, if unsurprising, performance for the computer.  With its biggest bet coming in on Oakland to cover as...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 7 NFL Picks

After having its worst week of the season two weeks ago, Gamblor fought back admirably and had, statistically, its best week of the season...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 6 NFL Picks

Last week was an absolute disaster for the computer.  It basically took all of the money it had made this season and threw it out the...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 5 NFL Picks

Last week was another solid (albeit rather lucky) week for the computer.  With the gift of a push in the Eagles game, Gamblor went an...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 4 NFL Picks

Last week was a fantastic, if not quite perfect week for the computer.  It nailed its big bet on Buffalo, winning over $1300 in a single...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 3 NFL Picks

Last week was another very fine week for the computer, with both models delivering solid performances.  Gamblor was 7-6 with a weighted...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 2 NFL Picks

Gamblor started out quite well last week, laying out $704 and winning it all back, plus a tidy profit of $255.  Both models had...

Football, Sports

Rebirth of Gamblor: Week 1 NFL Picks

A few months ago in a conversation with Sports Illustrated, “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin compared a few...

Sports

Popdose Sports: Why We Can’t Quit the Tour de France

Cycling fans aren’t naive. Not after seeing the mysterious deaths of several cyclists at the height of the EPO craze. Not after...

Sports, Television

Popdose Sports: “The Ultimate Fighter” (Or: It’s the Stupid Reality, Stupid …)

The UFC's reality show could use a dose of reality....

Banner of UNC mascot taking a "dukie."

Sports

Popdose Sports: Ranting About Rivalries and Respect

College hoops fans and MMA fighters should wash out their mouths with soap....

Sports

Julian Velard Catches Linsanity!: Check Out “The Mighty Lin”

Singer/songwriter Julian Velard pays tribute to phenom Jeremy Lin with his new song, "The Mighty Lin."...

Eli Manning at Media Day

Football, Sports

Popdose Sports: Can You Call It Hype If No One Actually Reads It?

A journalist confesses the truth: There's really nothing we can tell you in Super Bowl week that you don't already know....

Football, Sports

Could Tim Tebow Be The Next Eli Manning?

Because there isn't enough discussion about Tim Tebow, Dave Lifton wonders if there's hope for him by looking at the career of Eli Manning....

2006 Olympic biathlon venue

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Popdose Sports: Why Aren’t Americans Really, Really Into Biathlon?

Guns, fitness, snow parties ... what's not to like? Beau Dure preaches to the not-yet-converted....