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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

Snyder Sets Sights on VA

Dan Snyder and the Redskins have expressed interest in moving to Virginia in 2027. While far in the future, negotiations are beginning and it needs to be examined now. A move to Virginia could have negative implications for Redskins fans and VA residents alike. Terry McAuliffe’s term as governor of Virginia ends in 2018 and it is likely he will attempt to spearhead a new deal before he leaves office in an effort to make his legacy. Continue reading

Awarding Boston Teens the Stanley Cup of Advocacy

We love new stadiums. They can be great for teams, fans, and the communities in which they reside. It’s that third item that is the most important. Professional sports teams are a great source of local pride and their community involvement has become both a privilege and expectation for teams in every city and league. Shouldn’t the palaces they play in be held to the same standard? Continue reading

All Rise for the Greatest Rivalry in Sports

With the series ending late last night between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, ending with a makeup double header on Sunday, we thought it might be good to review the history of these two legendary teams. There’s no shortage of epic rivalries in American sports. Packers and Bears (which culminated in a lawsuit this year), Lakers and Celtics, and Duke and UNC. None, however, is more iconic than the Yankees/Red Sox, which just wrapped up their series this weekend. Continue reading

Attempted FanDuel-DraftKings Merger Doesn’t Pay Off

Daily Sports Fantasy titans FanDuel and DraftKings abandoned their attempted merger this week. The two industry leading sites have abruptly announced that they will remain independent. This comes after their planned merger was met with heavy opposition from the FTC. Continue reading

A Moment of Silence for Youth Sports

We all know parents like Paul. The Pauls of the world have taken the fun out of youth sports for all of us at some point. But now, The South Carolina Youth Soccer Association has done what no Paul could ever do: mandate that September be a “silent” month for all parents. Continue reading

FTC Ruins FanDuel and DraftKings' Fantasy

A shift in the playing field of fantasy sports is on hold as the merger between industry leading FanDuel and DraftKings has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. This news comes only days after the FTC announced Monday that it will seek to block the merger entirely. Continue reading

Cleaning Up the Stench of Fishy Politics

A contentious Florida Senate race made the prospect of David Beckham’s MLS team in Miami an issue of national importance. The use of public funds to finance construction of the stadium was debated by the candidates Diaz and Diaz de la Portilla. Diaz de la Portilla’s beliefs in particular on the funding of stadiums remained inconsistent and unpredictable. Continue reading

Fan Takes Bears to Court

When you live on the border of Bears and Packers country, you inevitably step into one of the oldest, most storied rivalries in the NFL. For some fans, however, you're forced to choose between two teams you like. This has been the annual dilemma of Wisconsinite, Russell Beckman, his entire life. Continue reading

Kudos to L.A Billionaire Owners for “Attempting” to do Right by Fans

Stan Kroenke, owner of the L.A Rams, is building a new multi-billion dollar stadium complex in Inglewood, CA. Additionally, Steve Ballmer, owner of the L.A Clippers, has recently struck an agreement with the Inglewood City Council with plans to build a basketball stadium across from the Rams. Continue reading