It Is Still The Beautiful Game

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Just like that, as the U.S. soccer team fell to a hard-fought defeat by Belgium, a whole swath of the nation returned to disliking the game, or at least being completely indifferent to it. That’s an awful thing, frankly. America needs ...

Popdose Flashback 1983: Huey Lewis and the News, “Sports”

Personal maturity is not necessarily about leaving behind the stuff of youth. It is most often about embracing the stuff of youth and having the confidence and sense-of-self to say, “I don’t really care what you think of my choice ...

Cold as Ice: Why Do We Bother?

Well, my Pens lost today. Mostly through a third period meltdown that saw them racking up the penalties and impotently trying to survive ...

Blerd Radio 2013, Episode 2: Fuckin’ Problems

All of the stuff Big Money & Demick talk about in the latest Blerd Radio podcast may turn out to be admissible in court someday. In which case, I guess we’ll have to take the FIF!!!

Cold As Ice: They’re Baaaaaaaack!

Popblerd’s hockey column returns as Jay Kumar looks at the resolution of the NHL lockout and preparations for a shortened season.

The 5 Stages of Grief for a Tortured Football Fan

Disclaimer: As a lifelong Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders fan, I do not lay claim to the Dickensian experience of sports suffering that Cardinals, Lions, or Bengals fans have historically endured. I am, however, quickly learning what a life of lowered expectations is all ...

10 Yard Fight – Ranking The Super Bowl Contenders

Photo via Bleacher Report There are 32 teams in the NFL. And by my count, there are at least 11 teams that have a chance to win the Super Bowl. Now, I don’t study the NFL for a living or crunch the ...