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The Final Pilgrimage
Sports

The Final Pilgrimage

Attempts to equate sports with religion never fail to sound trite at best, blasphemous at worst. And yet here I am, about to describe for you my final pilgrimage to a place of concrete and metal, a place constructed with unsavory angular exterior walls and sharp points jutting out into […]

Nine Best English Football Ground Names
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Nine Best English Football Ground Names

More and more sporting grounds, from baseball ballparks in San Diego to football stadiums in Philadelphia, are being branded with corporate names in exchange for suitcases full of money. While this is happening all over England too, there are still many football grounds with not only non-corporate names but really […]

A Detroit Dream Comes True For Two Dads
Sports / Travel

A Detroit Dream Comes True For Two Dads

I made my debut for the fine, dad-centric traveling site Traveling Dads this week with a tale of dreams fulfilled, Pokemon Go, The White Stripes, a doomed hockey palace, friendship, and being in love with being a dad. What Happened When Two Dads Spent a Weekend in Snowy Detroit What […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Friday Premier League Football
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Friday Premier League Football

In its latest, but most certainly not its last, money grab, the English Premier League, in cahoots with its sugar daddy pimp known as LIVE TELEVISION added, for the first time ever, a dozen 8pm local time Friday matches scattered throughout the 2016-2017 fixture list. Some of these football matches […]

Watching the World Series With My Dad
Parenting Blog / Sports

Watching the World Series With My Dad

I’d already texted my mom and dad to let them get some sleep knowing I was on the ground safely  (a tradition of parent/child communication I adhere to vehemently), now ESPN Radio played me the final outs from Wrigley as I drove home from the airport. Nothing but called strikes […]

A Brand New Manchester Derby
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A Brand New Manchester Derby

Every single one of the 54,557 Citizens and United away* supporters (*a relative term in derby parlance) knew it as they filed in through the turnstiles at the Etihad Stadium for a Sunday teatime kickoff this past March. Whether in their hearts or in their heads, every football fan from […]

A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final
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A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final

It was tired, tenacious and, at times, tedious but it was priceless too even though I may have watched the greatest football player’s final match for his country. When Mastercard so kindly invited me up to MetLife Stadium for the Priceless experience of watching the Copa America Centenario Final between […]

The Chase for a Top Four Finish
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The Chase for a Top Four Finish

Maybe you’ve heard the news: Leicester City won the English Premier League on Monday. Only, they hadn’t kicked a ball since Sunday. How’s that? Well… There are no playoffs in English football. That’s right. No playoffs. That’s a strange concept to an American sports fan, I know. “You mean, the […]

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