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Straight Up With Sturg
July 15, 2019 - 2:19 pm
When is enough simply that… enough? It’s July 15th, the Toronto Raptors were crowned NBA Champions over a month ago, and I’m already sick of the NBA heading into the upcoming season. I’m a Sports Talk Show host, and I already need a break.We’ve gone from a way too long 82 game regular season, to...
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Patrick Brown
July 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
There is a whole subculture of sports fans that have been mocked and ridiculed for years, but they remain loyal even to this day. There are people who want to deny what these athletes do isn't athletic in anyway possible, but they would be wrong. However, there are some people who believe it isn't...
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Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 11, 2019 - 12:47 pm
I was the kid who waited by the mailbox for his Beckett Baseball Card Monthly to arrive. You know, the monthly price guide in the late 80’s and early 90’s that told you what your baseball cards were worth. I knew every stat back then: Wade Boggs .357 and Don Mattingly .352 in 1986. Some of them...
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Mike Venditti
July 10, 2019 - 10:02 am
Ah yes! Bases Loaded is back! Welcome in to the premier baseball blog on ESPNUpstate.com! For those who aren't familiar, Bases Loaded was originally a baseball podcast I did in Orlando. I then created this segmented blog to accompany the show. So, now that the blog is back stay tuned for more...
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Cole Bryson
July 09, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Chapman High School is no stranger to success as of late with large help from the quarterback position. Mikele Colasurdo, who followed in the footsteps of State Champion Colton Bailey, has helped lead Chapman on continued post-season success. Mikele, a two year starter for the Panthers has...
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Diesel
July 09, 2019 - 10:00 am
Is UFC too violent? Yes. Is UFC ok with that? Also yes. Watching Saturday night’s UFC 239 in Las Vegas I saw one of the more brutal K.O.s I’ve ever seen. In the first 5 seconds of the first round of their fight Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0) absolutely destroyed Ben Askren (19-1-0) with a flying knee to...
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Straight Up With Sturg
July 08, 2019 - 3:04 pm
This is an opinion piece, as I’m entitled to mine just as anyone else is entitled to theirs. You will find various sports sayings intertwined throughout. The US Women’s Soccer Team captured a fourth World Cup title today by “not holding anything back”. Congrats to the ladies, as they “left nothing...
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Credit: © Presse Sports-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 05, 2019 - 4:45 pm
This Sunday, all of you will have a choice; you can choose to be an American, or choose to be un-American. You see, at precisely 11am eastern time, our United States Women’s National Team will face the Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup Final. Our women’s team won the World Cup in 2015 and is...
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Mike Venditti
July 03, 2019 - 10:20 am
Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets are not committed to winning. Since buying into the Hornets organization back in 2010, acquiring controlling interest of the team, Jordan's Hornets have been far from spectacular. The Hornets since the 2010-11 season have made the playoffs just twice and...
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Diesel
July 02, 2019 - 8:30 am
No amount of Wi-Fi, special-made stadium cups, or chachkies at the gate will bring fans back to college football games. In 2017 college football saw its largest year-to-year attendance drop in 34 years. On average, among the 129 FBS teams attendance was down 1,409 fans per game. 2017 also marked...
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