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Dan Shanoff

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Introducing My Son to MLB, Wrigley Field and His Fan DNA

(15) Comments | Posted July 16, 2010 | 9:35 AM

Can you remember the first game you went to? I certainly can't. When you become a parent, it becomes this opportunity for you to experience that through your kid.

My older son, now 4, has been to a local (low-level D1) college basketball game and a

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Merry BCS-mas! Get The Griping Out Today

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 2:34 PM

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Merry BCS-mas! (Yes, that's pronounced "BCS-mess.")

The Monday after the BCS pairings are announced has become the annual holiday for BCS-bashers -- "Texas?!"... "TCU and/or Cincinnati was screwed!"... "Fiesta THIS!"... "Playoff! PLAYOFF! PLAYOFF!!!!"

It's a little like the folks who complain Christmas...

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Making the BCS Slightly Less of a Mess

(13) Comments | Posted December 4, 2009 | 1:20 PM

The reputation of college football's Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is so bad that the group finally went out and hired a PR firm to help. They recruited former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who runs a communications company with prominent sports clients. Then they debuted a new Twitter feed...

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