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Show Me the Money…Or Not

By: Bobby Lubaszewski It is amazing when players such as The Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson needs to fight to earn more than $500,000 dollars after a record setting year in which he had a combined 2,960 yards and 24 touchdowns, when the league does not think twice about handing large contracts to unproven rookies. In 2008, the Miami Dolphins drafted Jake Long with the number one pick overall and handed the offensive tackle $57 million dollars – making him the leagues highest paid offensive lineman – before he even attended a single NFL practice. “It was mind boggling,” Long admitted….

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Just What US Soccer Needed

It may have just been a simple exhibition, but when the Kansas City Wizards upset Manchester United yesterday by a score of 2-1, it didn’t take long for more people to buy into American soccer, literally. Just hours after the victory over the Barclay Premier League powerhouse, the Wizards sold 700 season tickets. Compared to other major American sports, that may not seem like a lot, but for soccer, which is riding the momentum of the World Cup as much as it can, it is a big deal. With the expansion of the designated player rule, which allowed teams to…

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The Consolation Nobody Wants

The sports of boxing too a major hit when Floyd Mayweather failed to accept the rescheduled fight with Manny Pacquiao. For a sport that has considered to be dying for quite some time, the loss of that fight is bigger than ever as now, it will probably never happen. At least the last time the fight got canceled fans were expecting it to be scheduled. But now the idea of that super fight has dies and fans are left with Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito. Most casual boxing fans haven’t even heard of Margarito, who made his professional debut in 1994,…

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Why Do We Keep Trusting Him?

By: Bobby Lubaszewski In the past two years, current USC coach Lane Kiffin has been described as, “immature and destructive,” by Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis, and unprofessional by Tennessee Titans’ Coach Jeff Fisher – two of the most respected figures in the NFL. Davis even went on further, after Kiffin was hired by the University of Tennessee, to say, “Lane Kiffin is a flat-out liar. He lied to the team, he lied to the fans, and he lied to the media. He will try to destroy that university [Tennessee] like he tried to destroy the Raiders.” I guess the…

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Shhhh…Did Someone Say Steroids?

By: Bobby Lubaszewski On what should be a grand moment for Major League Baseball, the stigma of steroids once again clouds America’s pastime, as Alex Rodriguez sits at 599 home runs. Only 6 other players have ever accomplished this feet – Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), and Sammy Sosa (609). Of these six men, two have been accused of using performance enhancers, and when Rodriguez joins the list, we will have our first admitted steroid user alongside some of the legends of the game. Rodriguez first tested positive for…

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