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USA Basketball as English League: Part 1 – Who Gets In?

  “SCMap-doton-Greenville” by Seth Ilys. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Let me start by saying there is no way this is perfect. The oldest NBA team is the 76ers, who started in 1946. “The oldest football club with a well-documented, continuous history is the Dublin University Football Club, founded in 1854 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.” It really makes no difference to...

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Free Culture Sports Show: January Madness

Amazon Affiliate:  The Mammoth Book of the World Cup Main Question:  Can UK go undefeated? A stupid question to ask at the beginning of the year I think, but surely they won’t lose in the SEC unless they get big heads. Enough guys back from last year not to allow that to happen, you would think. They proved they have some toughness in the...

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The Mortality of LeBron and the State of the Cleveland Cavaliers

  By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (LeBron James) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons This is not the fairy tale return home for LeBron James that we all imagined.  This season was supposed to be about the kid coming back and making good on a promise to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland for the first time since 1964...

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January 2015 FIFA 14 Check-In

“Xavi Euro 2012 vs France 02” by Football.ua. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Since my last FIFA 14 post, there has been a pretty massive overhaul of my side. STARTERS GK Castillas 86 (LOYALTY) RCB Ramos 86 (LOYALTY) CB Pique 86 (LOYALTY) LCB Thiago Silva 87 (LOYALTY) RM Di Maria (Real Madrid version) (LOYALTY) RCM Xavi 89 LCM Fabregas 86 (Barca version) (LOYALTY) LM Lavezzi 85 (LOYALTY) CAM...

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Winter Soccer in Baltimore Going Well

“Baltimore neighborhoods map” by Peter Fitzgerald, OpenStreetMap – self created, traced from OpenStreetMap. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Sportazine Editorial: OpenStreetMap is a free culture project, just like us and Wikipedia! I had thought yesterday (January 4) was going to be the last day of soccer for the season, but I was wrong! Three more Patterson Park meetups on the schedule....

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FCSS – NCAA Gridiron First Round Playoff Review

Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe’s Darkest Hour Something to get Evan interested in the MLS: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-captain-steven-gerrard-confirms-4911931 Let’s start off and just mention anything we want to. UW vs. Auburn is only thing I can think of unless you want to talk about UNC. BYU/Memphis fight would be good if we were doing a longer show. UW 34...

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Season 3: Episode 9 – Bowl Season Preview

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeDec. 20 11 a.m.ESPN Lafayette lost Sun Belt to Georgia Southern, who they did not even play this season. (How is that fair?) LL plays in home state and should win. Gildan New Mexico Bowl Utah State vs. UTEP Albuquerque, N.M. University StadiumDec. 20 2:20 p.m.ESPN Mountain West is better Conference than everyone...

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Please Support Snowdrift.coop for the Future of the Commons

Ever since the Free Culture Sports Show rose from the ashes of TINT, we haven’t talked a lot about free culture on Sportazine. Sure, the name is there in the show, but based on time limitations our bi-weekly sports show already can’t compete with the depth of all the ESPNs, FOXes, NBCs, etc. With Ryno and Kevie leaving the show, we don’t have the...

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