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  • There’s a longstanding mythology in big-time college football about thestudent walk-on. The kid who wasn’t a big-time recruit and still found his way onto the team. It’s the narrative of the 12th Man at Texas A&M and essentially the entire storyline of Rudy at Notre Dame. There’s little more intoxicating in the world of sport than the overlooked little engine that could.
  • Dr. Amy Bass
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    Soccer isn’t known for its high scoring games. Indeed, of all the stupid reasons many Americans use to still hate on the beautiful game – ties are okay, the clock goes up instead of down, flopping – the low score of many matches tends to top the list.
  • In case you were wondering, the honeymoon period for New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is officially over. It ended a few minutes into the team’s second game of the season and first home contest last Sunday against the New England Patriots, somewhere after the first of Wilson’s four interceptions on the day.
  • The finals of the U.S. Open this year presented an interesting tutorial on our inability to predict what people will care about in sports.
  • If last weekend in college football had a title, it would be Reality Check. An alternative title would be, Time to Freshen Up that Resume. That’s because several teams received a cold dose of truth as they either underperformed or, as some might suggest, revealed their true self, and certainly the gap between where they are and where their fans assumed they might be.
  • As you may realize if you’ve been watching the US Open tennis tournament, individual matches can take a long time. Especially five-set matches on the men’s side, which can make a baseball game feel like blink of the eye.
  • Let’s begin with a story. A long time ago, there was an All-Star game that was going to be held in Atlanta Georgia. But back then, Georgia’s legislators were proposing some laws that would probably make it harder for Black Georgians to vote. So some companies got together and decided it was going to be hard to do business in a state that didn’t treat some of its citizens as well as others.
  • Perhaps this is somewhat sports adjacent, but there’s one sport that I can almost guarantee China will fall behind the rest of the world. And that sport is competitive gaming, which, depending on your perspective, either is or absolutely is not part of the greater competitive sports complex.
  • Here’s the good news about the upcoming US Open Tennis Tournament, which, for the record, is one of the greatest sporting events on the planet, traffic and parking withstanding. And yes, I know I should take the train.
  • It is neither with particular joy nor sadness that I present an obituary to the professional football career of Tim Tebow.
  • The Chicago White Sox won the Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, blowing a 7-4 lead in the ninth before Tim Anderson slammed a two-run, walk-off homer in a 9-8 win over the New York Yankees.