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Viva la Concession!

We don’t need to get into the weeds too much for you to understand that the prices of concessions at sports stadiums is price gouging. Just look at these fans’ tweets: Continue reading

The Danifesto: Snyder Sets Sights on VA

Dan Snyder and the Redskins have expressed interest in moving out of FedEx Field in 2027. While construction might be far in the future, negotiations are beginning and sports fans need to weigh in now. Continue reading

Sports Provide the Silver Lining

Last week Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard and displaced thousands of people. It was a devastating disaster but while it may have damaged the city, it didn’t damage the spirit of Houston sports fans. Continue reading

The Future of Football and Brain Injuries

Especially after the revealing CTE study from a few weeks ago, you can no longer deny the long term dangers of contact sports -- especially football. Brain injuries can cause irreparable damage that can change your personality, cognitive functions, or mental state. Continue reading

NFL CBA Falls Under Scrutiny

Remember in 2011 when NFL players were locked out amid a contentious labor negotiation? Well, the ramifications of the NFL/NFLPA compromise have been felt hard in the past couple seasons, and tensions are beginning to rise. Whether the deal between the league and the players was beneficial or not, there is one irrefutable fact: Goodell has too much power. Continue reading

Sinclair is Bad for Sports

Last week we announced our opposition to the Sinclair/Tribune merger. We’ve received quite a few questions since our announcement and we wanted to address them here: Continue reading

Coloradans Unite Against the Broncos

After the Broncos unceremoniously bucked their fans and revoked their tickets, SFC responded with a petition. In less than two weeks it was signed more than 1700 times. Coloradans have stood up against their hometown team and told them enough is enough. Here are just a few of our favorite comments. Continue reading

What Makes a Good Deal?

We’ve written at great length on the bad deals struck between cities and their respective sports teams. We’ve covered Las Vegas risking their children’s education for the Raiders sports stadium, the Atlanta Falcons owners restricting which fans can attend games, and even the regular run-of-the-mill extortive activity happening between owners and local governments. Continue reading

Blacking Out the NFL

Race relations in this country are at a boiling point and, unfortunately, sports is no longer an escape. NFL owners have blackballed Colin Kaepernick over his protesting style and, in response, fans started #BlackOutNFL. The NFL is notorious for blacking out games to its fans, so now fans are blacking-out their fandom to the NFL. They have been wearing black t-shirts over their jerseys in protest.  Continue reading

Everything You Get for Building a New Stadium

With kickoff just around the corner for the NFL regular season, you should know that the chances that you will be able to afford tickets are lower than ever. Funny, that your taxes can be spent on stadium construction, but the ticket and concession prices are set so high that you, the taxpayer can’t afford tickets. Just how bad is it? Continue reading