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How to Run a March Madness Pool in Your Office

Posted on 20. Mar, 2015 by .

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The lag between sports seasons is finally over. With football behind you, it is time to look toward your next sport: basketball. And if you are like most people, there is only one way to tackle March Madness — with an office pool. But what if no one in your office is running a pool? […]

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Get Your Brackets Ready for 2014 March Madness

Posted on 20. Mar, 2014 by .

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If you are a college basketball fan you know that the month of March is a time of intense game time, bracket building, and maybe even some friendly competition between yourself and your friends. March Madness, also known as the Big Dance, was started in 1939 by Harold Olsen, the head basketball coach at Ohio […]

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Johnny Manziel Is Once Again the Talk of College Football | XLSportsBlog.com

Where Will the Top High School Football Stars Be Headed After Graduation?

Posted on 21. Feb, 2014 by .

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With National Signing day coming up soon, many college football fans are wondering where the nation’s top NCAA football prospects will be playing in the fall. The country’s best high school football players have likely been talking to recruiters for a couple of years now, and while some have already signed with the college of […]

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Three Thrilling Upcoming Sporting Events

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by .

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There are many exciting upcoming sporting events. They will be contested on snow, ice, basketball courts, racetracks and clay tennis courts, and will provide entertainment for every sports fan.

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The Reign of the BCS Comes to an End

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by .

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The 2014 BCS championship game made its last hurrah on January 6th, and what an end it was! The top ranked Florida State Seminoles bested the #2 Auburn Tigers 34-31 in a game for the ages. Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass with 13 seconds remaining to put the Seminoles on […]

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This One is for All the Marbles

Posted on 01. Jan, 2014 by .

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The BCS title game is something that can quicken the pulse of even the most relaxed college football fans. If you have any personal connection to one of the participating teams, there is nothing like standing up and cheering for your boys as they run onto the field. The matchup this year features two programs […]

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The Most Debilitating Injuries in Recent U.S. Sports History | XLSportsBlog.com

The Most Debilitating Injuries in Recent U.S. Sports History

Posted on 12. Dec, 2013 by .

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Kevin Ware One of the more gruesome recent sports injuries took place during an attempt by Kevin Ware to block a three-point shot by Tyler Thornton in an Elite Eight match against Duke’s Blue Devils on March 31, 2013. Ware landed awkwardly on his right leg, shattering his tibia and suffering a compound fracture requiring […]

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Johnny Manziel Is Once Again the Talk of College Football

Posted on 18. Oct, 2013 by .

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Whenever the subject of college football is brought up, it has become nearly impossible to complete the conversation without mentioning last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, the much-maligned Johnny Manziel. To many observers, the gifted Texas A&M quarterback has come to represent all that is wrong with collegiate athletics, with reports of underage drinking and improper […]

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Reasons to love NCAA Football

Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by .

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Bias exists in many areas of life, such as politics, religion, and culture.  It may come to its apex in college football.  People take sides, and they desperately want to be right.  It is part of the fun.  Ohio State fans will likely never develop a warm feeling in their hearts for Michigan.  Texas and […]

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Preview of Alabama Crimson Tide Linebacker

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 by .

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The Crimson Tide are stocked with four- and five-star recruits up and down the roster, but nowhere is that fact more apparent than linebacker. Fans with Alabama football tickets have been spoiled by the amount of talent Nick Saban has recruited at the position in recent seasons, and the run of great linebackers shows no signs of […]

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