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Written by Abram Chamberlain | 27 July 2011

Good Morning America
No one ever starts to play a sport and says, "Gee, I hope I'm really average at this."  This is why All-Conference teams exist as early as elementary school.  They are there to award the best-of-the-best, with yet another meaningless award.  These "teams", who never even see the field as a perfomring unit, are basically promotional tools to let spectators know who they should be watching in years to come.
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Written by Deborah Horton | 26 July 2011

HerzlichMost athletes think that if they win a certain game they are victorious. If they win a Super Bowl, a World Series, a Stanley Cup, a World Cup, then they can say they are victorious. Most people think that they are victorious if they achieve a certain place in life, job, money, success. But for some, just living is to be victorious. Mark Herzlich is one such person. no comments

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Written by Deborah Horton | 22 July 2011

longhornThere's something about the new Longhorn Network and ESPN affiliation that strikes me just a little too close to pimping. Maybe, I'm just not understanding the situation but it seems like just another college football team skirting the edges of the rules. no comments

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Written by Marc Finch | 21 July 2011

summer heatThis week has been slightly more interesting than the rest of the summer, and the intense heat has led me to some non-baseball stories that really caught my attention.  The  heat has also kept me inside more often then usual, so i have more time to blog.  The summer heat may be annoying, but it sure makes Sportscenter more interesting.  Through my extra hours of ESPN my interest was peaked by these three stroies.   no comments

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Written by Abram Chamberlain | 17 July 2011

The Obama Family Watching the Women's World CupIf you are like me, and you follow soccer, it has been a tough summer. 

This not just because this summer the United States Men’s National Team lost --in convincing fashion-- to Mexico in the finals of the Gold Cup.  This is not just because the United States Women’s National Team lost --in a choke for the ages-- in the finals of the Women’s World Cup to Japan.  It is because soccer, after struggling for the better part of three decades, has finally broken through to the mainstream, whether they know it or not.

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Written by Deborah Horton | 15 July 2011

monkeyWell, it's obvious now, the government of this country is run by monkeys. And not very smart monkeys. The Roger Clemens perjury trial provided all the evidence necessary to make this a fact. no comments

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Written by Deborah Horton | 11 July 2011

SoloI am the first to admit that I know next to nothing about soccer. Everything I've learned about soccer was from Mr. Abram Chamberlain who writes for this site. I had watched soccer before but I wasn't invested and I certainly did not understand the rules, still don't for the most part. But greatness doesn't have to be understood. no comments

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Written by Marc Finch | 05 July 2011

    NFL lockoutThe NFL is in its one hundred some day of the lockout while the NBA is just rolling into its first week, but that doesn't change the fact that they are locked out at the same time. I just want to make a list of the four top reasons why I hate this dual lockout. no comments

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Written by Deborah Horton | 01 July 2011

NBAAnd so it begins. The NBA lockout is now underway. No one who follows basketball even casually should be surprised by this news. It's not as if this just occurred out of the blue. But then neither did the NFL lockout contrary to what both sides would have you believe. This has been in the works for years and both sides are completely dug in and prepared for the long haul.

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Written by Abram Chamberlain | 30 June 2011

On July 1st, CONMEBOL's Copa América is kicking off, yet people are telling me that they have no interest in watching it. Why bother watching a soccer tournament that doesn’t even feature the United States of America? Why watch a tournament that has no implication for US Soccer?  Why watch a tournament, where at its conclusion, I won't be able to ask for Bob Bradley to be fired?

Copa América is the second biggest FIFA Confederation tournament, after the UEFA European Championship, Copa América is the most prestigious of the Confederation Championships (followed by CAF African Cup of Nations, CONCACAF Gold Cup, AFC Asian Cup, and finally the OFC Wait We Still have a Federations Cup).  So you have no rooting interest in the Copa América?  Why bother watching it?  After all, Tim Howard would be angry because the whole thing is in Spanish.

 

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