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From the Stands - Overcoming the Odds: A Lesson in Baseball and American History

"From the Stands" is a recurring series written by fans and for fans. The views expressed here are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Sports Fans Coalition or its partners. To submit your fan voice, click here and fill our the form. Continue reading

Cricket Jumps Across the Pond

Jay Pandya, Chairman of Global Venture Sports, has plans to invest $2.4 billion to bring eight professional cricket teams to the States. Trying to keep up-to-date on the latest in sports, we looked into this. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, we had to learn what cricket was. So we reached out to a British friend and asked if she would explain. Continue reading

Californians Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

Both Los Angeles and Paris are vying for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic Games. This is a great opportunity for the sports world at large, but it's scary news for California residents who will soon come to understand just how much damage hosting the Olympics can cause on the local economy. Continue reading

This Study Tackles the NFL's False Narrative

Today, the news headlines hit harder than a linebacker. A postmortem study published by Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System on the brains of former football players diagnosed CTE in 87% of subjects. It's not surprising this study found that NFL players’ brains, in particular, exhibited higher rates of CTE — a whopping 110 out of 111! Continue reading

SFC Weighs in on eSports

Whenever a new technology disrupts culture, there’s always a backlash. It happened to cell phones, newspapers, and, in the case of Socrates, the written word. The emergence of eSports is no different. Continue reading

Affordable Concessions Come at a Cost

Just as football season was about to kick off, and we were getting ready to praise Falcons owner Arthur Blank for granting fans reasonably priced concessions, he fumbles. Continue reading

Arena Football Does the Right Thing

We talk a lot about the Big Four — Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey — but it’s important we don’t forget about the other sports out there. Arena Football has been around since 1987 but reached its peak in 2008 and had a sharp decline after the AFL filed for bankruptcy in 2009. 2016 was its best season since 2010 and it’s on track to continue that streak this year. Continue reading

Don't Discount an NFL Strike

After another incredibly lucrative NBA offseason which saw zero-time All-Star Otto Porter signing a contract with the Wizards guaranteeing millions more in average annual salary than NFL great Tom Brady, Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins tweeted: Continue reading

Bears Encroach on First Amendment

The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind for Packers fan, Russell Beckman, as he's continued his suit against the Chicago Bears for the right to wear his Packer’s gear to pregame experiences on Soldier Field. We've been helping him, but we've also heard from a few other fans that this case is "frivolous" and "a waste of the court's time." To quote one fan, “Get out of the court system you jackamole. So stupid.” Continue reading

Fight On, Big John!

Senator, war hero, presidential candidate, and SFC’s 2013 “Most Valuable Policymaker” awardee, John McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot and what doctors discovered was an aggressive brain tumor last Friday. While the news is just now coming out, he is recovering well. Continue reading