Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Fowl play! Fans throw chicken on the field at English Premiership game

Friday, May 11th, 2012

By Kat

While fans in the National Hockey League have been known to throw all sorts of things on the ice at games (think Detroit’s octopus toss, Nashville’s catfish, Toronto waffles…..you get the point).

The list got a little livelier on Monday at Ewood Park, home of the Blackburn Rovers football club. Fans irate with the club’s owners – Indian chicken processor Venky’s – tossed a live, flag-adorned chicken onto the pitch during a match between Blackburn and Wigan Athletic. Play was stopped momentarily as the chicken strutted around the pitch until two players eventually apprehended the bird.

So what has the fans crying “fowl”? Blackburn has had a poor season that will relegate them from the Premier League, which has been blamed on a slew of bad signings and mismanagement by ownership.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen fans do at a sports event? Or perhaps more importantly, how do you sneak a live chicken past security?!?

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Top 10 Major League Baseball Stadiums

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Ryan

Yankee Stadium

If you’re a baseball fan, then you look forward to each spring when the new season arrives. More than any other sport, the start of baseball season has a sort of new car smell to it. Everyone’s team starts off with new hopes and a clean slate.

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is go one a few trips to watch games in different ballparks. One thing about baseball is no two parks’ dimensions are required to be the same, which gives each team a chance to design their own unique stadium.

Here is a list of my top ten stadiums in Major League Baseball that are worth visiting:

1.) Fenway Park in Boston

2.) Wrigley Field in Chicago

3.) Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

4.) Oriole Park in Baltimore

5.) AT&T Park in San Francisco

6.) Coors Field in Denver

7.) Yankee Stadium in The Bronx NY

8.) PNC Park in Pittsburgh

9.) Marlins Ballpark in Miami

10.) Busch Stadium in St. Louis

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College Football gets it right with proposed changes to BCS format

Friday, April 27th, 2012

By Ryan

ncaa bowl championship series

Proposed changes to the NCAA’s Bowl Championships Series look to be finally getting the go-ahead from the powers that be in college football.

For the first time ever, college football is finally on the verge of having it’s own final four. All the power brokers who run the highest level of the sport are okay with the idea of having a proper playoff format to decide the yearly champion.

They want to limit the playoff to four teams. Now they have to figure out how to decide on which four teams will play each other, when the games will take place, and where the games will be played. If everything goes as planned, they are hoping to have a proper playoff format in place for the 2014 season. There has been talk of having a four team playoff for four years now, but each year the idea has been shot down.

The next challenge is for the commissioners of each conference to decide on how to pick the four teams that will play in the four team playoff. One idea is just picking the top four teams in college football regardless of what conference they play in. Another idea is to take the top four conference champions as a way of moving away from the polls that dominate the current BCS standings.

Once they figure out a format that will decide which teams will play in the final four of college football, I can honestly say that two intense semi final games that lead to a championship game of the two best teams in college football will be a lot more exciting for the fans than listening to what two teams might meet in the championship based on polls and rankings.

What do you think of the proposed format changes?