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Plenty of reasons to be both excited & concerned for fans and athletes headed to the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are shaping up to be quite the emotional roller coaster. Sports fans are getting ready to support their favorite athletes — and many we’ll be hearing about for the first time — as they chase Olympic glory for themselves and their country. Continue reading

Fan Hall of Fame: The Portuguese boy who showed us what sportsmanship is all about

Soccer fans witnessed a major upset when Portugal beat France in the Euro 2016 final.  And speaking of upset, that doesn't even begin to describe what the French fans looked like after losing to that smaller country to the south. Rioters arrested under the Eiffel Tower. Mon Dieu! Continue reading

Players are still getting hurt & the NFL still doesn’t care

Over the next two weeks, NFL teams will kick off their training camps. Continue reading

You've asked the questions, now it's time for answers

Over the past two weeks, sports fans everywhere have been submitting questions about the NFL's concussion cover-up. And now those questions are headed to the NFL's senior vice president for health and safety policy, Jeff Miller. Continue reading

The NFL is making campaign contributions to the concussion investigators in Congress. Here's our response.

The good news: A committee of members of Congress is currently investigating concussions, including the long-term impact of head injuries sustained while playing football. The not-so-good news: The NFL's Gridiron PAC has contributed $310,000 to the campaigns of 43 of the 54 committee members, raising serious questions about their ability to be objective in their investigation. Continue reading

The closer you look, the worse the Texas Rangers stadium deal looks for fans and taxpayers.

We already knew the proposed Texas Rangers stadium deal stunk. But the more we learn, the stinkier it gets. Continue reading

Fan Hall of Fame: The Fans of Cleveland

It was a celebration 52 years in the making. Continue reading

Top 4 offseason issues for the NHL

The NHL heads into its offseason on the heels of a thrilling playoff run that saw its brightest star, Sidney Crosby, add even more hardware to his trophy case as the Penguins put together a dominant run that ended a recent string of disappointing finishes. While the players recuperate and prep for the World Cup of Hockey, let's look at some of the key issues the league must address this offseason. If you think we missed anything, or just want to speak your mind about the ones we called out, head over to the Sports Fan Coalition Facebook page to weigh in. Continue reading

Two key issues for the NBA to address this offseason

On Sunday, an extraordinary basketball season climaxed with the Game 7 matchup between basketball's top two stars. In the end, Lebron James dropped a triple-double as the Cavaliers edged Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, earning the playoff MVP award and bringing a championship to Cleveland after the city endured more than half a century of pro sports futility. Now that we've caught our breath, let's look at two key issues facing the NBA that fans should be paying attention to this summer. Continue reading

We knew the owners could be shady, but just look at this list of ways they're screwing the fans

A couple weeks ago, we put the owners of our favorite teams on watch. For too long, they've gotten away with anti-fan behavior — making profits more important than the fan experience, in ways big and small. Continue reading