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The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

Is the National Football League sending the message to its players, “No having fun”? Earlier this week, the league’s Vice President of Officiating announced that players would no longer be able to dunk the ball over the goal post after a touchdown. League meetings ended Wednesday with several decisions on rules and proposals. Original confirmation of the new […]

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NBA must change to meet their rival, the NFL

NBA must change to meet their rival, the NFL

A whopping $1.17 billion on average is what NFL teams were worth as of last season, according to Forbes. Even a team in a godforsaken market like the Cleveland Browns sold for nearly $1 billion in 2012. For the NFL’s biggest competitor in the sports market, the NBA, the average value for their teams stands at […]

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The good, bad and ugly of the NFL offseason

The good, bad and ugly of the NFL offseason

Last Tuesday marked the beginning of the NFL fiscal year and opening of the arms race known as free agency, where teams are able to court players who have outlasted their contracts. This free agency period has seen player movement unlike any period before it. Seventy players moved within the first three days and almost […]

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Michael Sam faces even more challenges following combine

Michael Sam faces even more challenges following combine

Michael Sam is one of 300 prospects chasing a dream in the NFL. Sam aims to chase opposing quarterbacks on Sunday, and tackle a homophobic NFL culture in the process. Sam was an All-American defensive end for the Missouri Tigers. He recorded 11 sacks on his way to winning the Associated Press Southeastern Conference Defensive […]

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Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

For some CSUN football fans, “Monday Night Football” at The Pub has become a weekly tradition and has become popular among the CSUN community. “The event draws 90 to 100 students depending on the teams playing,” said Elena Lomali, commercial services attendant for the event. As students began to take their seats for the 49ers […]

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Time to let the N-word fade out

Time to let the N-word fade out

  Although the Martin-Incognito bullying scandal may not have been fueled solely by the use of the N-word, it did bring up an important topic: the contemporary use of a word that should have died decades ago. As an African-American, I cannot say that I have never used the N-word. I can say that when I […]

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Hazy NFL locker-room culture needs change

Hazy NFL locker-room culture needs change

The NFL has recently been investigating a scandal involving Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Incognito, who is a white offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, sent Martin, black ex-offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, a verbally abusive voicemail and repeated insults/racial slurs in the past year. Martin was a rookie and was […]

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Fantasy Football: Budding stars on week nine waiver wire

Fantasy Football: Budding stars on week nine waiver wire

With six teams on bye this week in the NFL and with playoffs rapidly approaching, week nine could make or break your fantasy season. The waiver wire has been littered with stars this year and this week is no different. Gems are aplenty so don’t bother engaging in regretful trades. With week eight thrusting unknown […]

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Undefeated Chiefs are no fluke

Undefeated Chiefs are no fluke

Prior to the season starting, pundits had the Kansas City Chiefs as a sleeper team that would possibly go 10-6 on the season and sneak in the playoffs with a wildcard berth. And that was the best case scenario for the Chiefs coming off an atrocious 2-14 season. With a new quarterback in Alex Smith, […]

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NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

Before I ever watched an NFL game, there were the football movies. “North Dallas Forty,” “Everybody’s All-American,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Varsity Blues,” “Rudy,” “Invincible,” “Remember the Titans” – you name it, I watched them all. As a European, I was fascinated by American sports, and these movies had a profound effect on me. I was […]

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Washington Redskins: Symbol of pride or prejudice?

Washington Redskins: Symbol of pride or prejudice?

Although our society has made tremendous leaps in eliminating discrimination and inequality throughout the 21st century, one NFL franchise proves time and time again that ethnic stereotyping is not dead. For 81 years the Washington Redskins organization (founded in 1932) has profited off a logo that is chauvinistic and racist toward Native American people. According […]

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NFL teams who won’t bounce back from 0-3 starts

NFL teams who won’t bounce back from 0-3 starts

It is still September and the playoff aspirations for certain NFL teams with seemingly high expectations have already been derailed. With six teams sitting at 0-3 , here are three teams that have crashed and burned early in the season with little to no chance of reviving their putrid start. New York Giants – Just […]

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