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Offsides with Marc Ryan
August 15, 2019 - 5:14 pm
I wasn’t expecting to be blown away on Sunday. Over the years, I’ve attended my fair share of Fan Days, and you come to paint a picture in your mind of what you think you’re going to see; team colors, lines for autographs, excitement for the coming season. I’ve been able to experience these at...
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Mike Venditti
August 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thousands of people, young baseball players and their families have descended upon Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2019 Little League World Series and I couldn’t be more excited! This is, unquestionably, the best display of organized sport. Every. Single...
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Credit: © Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
August 09, 2019 - 1:15 pm
It’s an annual tradition for me. Once a year, every August, I rank my top 20 programs in college football as I see them presently. This is not a current top 25 poll, rather a widened lens view of programs as a whole. Criteria here include current program prestige, a product of brand recognition,...
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Credit: © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
August 01, 2019 - 6:33 pm
Another NFL season is upon us, and Offsides is putting its’ crew to the test. Below, please find Marc and Lonzo’s record predictions for every division in the National Football League. Who’s predictions will prove to be the most accurate? And what should Marc and Lonzo have on the line as a bet?...
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Mike Venditti
July 31, 2019 - 5:11 pm
Welcome one and all to another edition of Bases Loaded! The 2019 MLB trade deadline has come and gone and it's time to take stock of what has happened. The Atlanta Braves have become legitimate World Series contenders Not only did the Braves take 2 of 3 from the 2nd place Nationals to extend their...
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Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm
I’ll admit it. There’s always been a “Why?” nature to me. I challenge and question any number of things on a regular basis. As a kid, it would get me in trouble. My Dad saying “Because I said so” never seemed to suffice. That inquisitive nature has stayed with me through the years, and one thing...
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Mike Venditti
July 24, 2019 - 10:54 am
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a history museum. It exists to tell the story of baseball. It's a living document that is ever changing, growing and evolving. But it still doesn't tell the entire story. We've been practicing revisionist history in Cooperstown for...
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Straight Up With Sturg
July 22, 2019 - 1:43 pm
With the rate that simple civility in our country, much less the world, has gone down recently; we've always wondered what would be the big "what if" in sports if someone wanted to make a statement and implement a terrorist attack. Our answer has always been, attack a stadium. Saturday night at...
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Credit: © Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
A family member known for outspoken takes that have gotten him in a bit of hot water at times did manage to produce one line that’s stayed with me over the years: What you fear is near. His belief is that much like the law of attraction works with our conscience to bring those things we desire into...
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Mike Venditti
July 17, 2019 - 11:28 am
Training camp is almost here and it’s time to start wondering what the Carolina Panthers will be in 2019. The 2018 campaign ended badly, with the Panthers finishing 7-9, missing the playoffs and seeing quarterback Cam Newton heading into off-season surgery. The future looked grim for the black and...
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