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Nosotros Creemos Nosotros Creemos

Before last season’s unexpected World Series run, my most exciting summer as a Royals fan - really, my only exciting summer as a Royals fan - was in 2003. A quick search for “2003 Royals season” shows that they finished the year in 3rd place in their division. That should give you, if you happen to be unfamiliar with…

How I, A Royals Fan, Felt After Each Inning of Game One of the 2015 World Series, According to the 2016 Presidential Candidates How I, A Royals Fan, Felt After Each Inning of Game One of the 2015 World Series, According to the 2016 Presidential Candidates

If you looked up the definition of the word “ridiculous” in a dictionary, and that dictionary had video playback capabilities, and also enough hard drive space to fit at least five hours worth of video, the corresponding picture would be the entirety of last night’s 14-inning World Series opener.

Review: American Football Review: American Football

Note from the editor: This is a special guest post by John Patrick Coan. He does comedy in Chicago and knows virtually nothing about sports. Follow him on twitter, I guess.

NFL Conference Championship Preview: Bad Service NFL Conference Championship Preview: Bad Service

Wow, can you believe it? It's time for the Conference Championships. I haven't been this nervous for a conference since my parents met with my 7th grade math teacher! (Let's just say pre-algebra gave me post-traumatic stress disorder!) Seriously, I'm so nervous, I've thrown up 131 times — once for every touchdown the…

What If Coach K Never Wins Another Game? What If Coach K Never Wins Another Game?

The Duke Blue Devils of college basketball fame lost their second consecutive game last night. Coach Mike Krzyzewski remains at 997 career wins, three away from - you guessed it - 1,000. It seems inevitable that he'll reach the unprecedented milestone... but what if he doesn't? This short play explores that…

Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda: NFL Divisional Round Edition! Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda: NFL Divisional Round Edition!

So many football bloggers have foot-blogged about what actually DID happen in the NFL Divisional Round. But what about what didn't happen? Here's a look at what coulda, woulda, and shoulda happened in this latest crop of playoff "battles."

NFL Divisional Round Preview: Lucky Numbers NFL Divisional Round Preview: Lucky Numbers

Do bye weeks really give teams an advantage? As we established in my Wild Card preview, I can't speak from experience, football-wise, but I CAN speak from experience doing-nothing-wise. So, I went back and compiled every instance of me taking a week off from school or work in my entire life and analyzed my performance…

Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda: NFL Wild Card Edition: It Got Wild! Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda: NFL Wild Card Edition: It Got Wild!

Welcome to the first ever installation of "Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda," the wildly popular feature in which we "break down" what coulda, woulda, and shoulda happened in the world of sports. Today, we'll focus on the Wild Card games from this past weekend. A lot of things didn't happen that either could have, would…

NFL Wild Card Preview: It's About 2 Get Wild NFL Wild Card Preview: It's About 2 Get Wild

Full disclosure: I've never been in a playoff football game. In fact, I've never played a game of competitive tackle football at any level. I was on the football team in 8th grade, but I quit before the season started so I could play John Smith in the school production of Pocahontas.

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