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Super-Size the Super Bowl

Rick Rosner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
Rick Rosner

A six-quarter Super Bowl would have 50 percent more football and double the halftimes. It would take about five hours. New records would be set in just about every category. Who wouldn't want to watch a Super Bowl with a final score of 73 to 68?

Why you Get so Pumped up Watching Sports

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Dr. Gail Gross

Sports create a relationship between the fan and the players. This relationship resembles that of a family. Sports fans, like other people, separate themselves out into similar groups with common values, religions, aesthetics, ethnicities and so forth.

Even for Non-Fans, Super Bowl XLIX Had Emotional Hits

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Ben Hellwarth

We can all savor it, if we choose to. That's more easily done for viewers like me who, just a few hours earlier, had been noncommittal and teamless. Still, once the clock runs out on all the real-time Cinderella stories, we can conjure up glass slippers -- or cleats -- to fit any feet we want.

How Being A Sports Fan Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to be cynical about professional sports -- especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging fro...

How Do NFL Fans Get Over Their Team's Big Playoff Losses and Bad Seasons?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

Most social scientists who study the psychology of sports fans would say that it has to do with the NFL fan identifying with the team so strongly that the outcome of the game has emotional and even physiological consequences for the fan.

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

Jets Fans REALLY Want The GM Fired

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports

At some point in November and lasting through early 2015, New York Jets general manager John Idzik might see a billboard demanding his firing every ti...

Eagles Fan Steals Veteran's Prosthetic Leg

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports

Good news: Philadelphia police have recovered a prosthetic leg stolen from a Vietnam veteran by an Eagles fan Sunday night. Bad news: An Eagles fan...

Sports Blackout Rule on Its Death Bed

Ken Reed | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The decades-old blackout strategy is nothing more than a wedge that is driven between the team and long-time fans who cannot afford to regularly attend NFL games at stadiums their tax dollars built.

The 5 Types of Fans You See at Every Baseball Game

Zachary Stockill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Sports
Zachary Stockill

We're approaching the end of August, and, like every year, that means the MLB season is starting to get interesting. Teams are jostling in the standings for playoff positions, and both the drama, and calibre of baseball is starting to increase.

5 Reasons Why Sports Matter in American Cities

Localeur | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel

With football season nearly here and Major League Baseball approaching the dog days of summer, it's the perfect time to consider the overall importance of sports and what they mean to a city. What makes a city primed for sports relevancy?

10 Things No Sports Fan Should Ever Do

Bleacher Report | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports

Being a sports fan in today's day and age isn't an easy task....

I'm With Stupid: Chicken Wings, Rolling Rock and Brazilian Balls

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports
Todd Hartley

I drank Rolling Rock beer and ate chicken wings, and I yelled at the TV to make sure the Huskies players knew what they were supposed to do. Without my advice and directions, those kids would have been completely lost out there.

Facebook Data Creates Incredible MLB Fan Map That Proves That Yankees Fans Are Everywhere

Posted 03.31.2014 | Sports

Baseball is back but it seems that not everyone is ready to root, root, root for the home team. Many baseball fans are apparently choosing to support ...

A Profile of the Modern-Day Sports Fan

Uloop | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

The modern-day sports fan is what we call a numbers guy (but of course, they may be a gal). No stat is too insignificant or unimportant. Their brain's...

Fan Videobombs Welker In Most Hilarious Way Possible

Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

A few days before the big game, Wes Welker and some of his Broncos teammates attended the Knicks-Celtics game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday nigh...

Not a Football Fan? How to Pick Which Team to Cheer for This Sunday

Jordan Hart | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

Rather than suffering the embarrassment of asking how many runs have been scored, simply use the guide below to match your personality to the teams playing and give yourself a rooting interest.

Richard Sherman, The Seahawks and a Study of Obnoxious Sports Fans

Lewis Krell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Lewis Krell

This whole Sherman story got me thinking about if such a thing as a non-obnoxious sports fan can really exist and I'm beginning to think the answer is no. This binary, black-or-white mentality of being a sports fan makes us all quite repellent.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

One of the Top Young High School Entrepreneurs in America Is a High School Senior in a Suburb of Washington D.C.

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

His startup company,, is a website designed to encourage high school sports fans to exchange and engage with one another, essentially turning the readers, viewers and users into participating sports journalists.

#SocialSports Fans Are Begging for Better Stadium Infrastructure

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Beverly Macy

These days, fans are streaming into stadiums armed with smart phones and tablets and an avalanche of downloaded apps. They want full immersion in the game, the players, the league.... and they want to share it all with their friends in real-time.

Raider Nation: Behind The Makeup

ESPN | Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

Welcome to Oakland....

WATCH: Sloppy Fan Chugs Popcorn As Team Gets Trampled

Posted 09.30.2013 | Sports

As Stanford cruised to an easy 55-17 blowout win over Washington State Saturday night, cameras caught a sloppy Cougars fan sitting by himself and down...

WATCH: This Fan Is Ruining Everything

Posted 09.05.2013 | Sports

Shane Victorino's circus catch at Fenway Park on Wednesday night caused a bit of chaos in the stand. After he was helped to his feet, an excited fan a...

Best Colleges for Tailgating

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Time to dust off the body paint, the team sweatshirts, party beads and face tattoos, and fire up the grill: it's tailgating season.