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New Indy league hoping to buck the trend?

By: Devon Teeple

Independent baseball is not an easy gig. Leagues form and it starts with great intentions, but after over 100 years of baseball, only two leagues are still in existence from the 1990’s (Atlantic, Frontier).

Since 2010, eight leagues have folded (Continental, Freedom, Mountain Rainier, North American, North Country, and United League). Included in that list is the Northern League. The Northern League has a history dating back to 1902. They couldn’t even handle the financial difficulties that comes with putting on an exciting and affordable product on the field. Despite joining forces with two existing leagues to form the North American League, finances ultimately had them make a difficult decision.

3rd and Long for Manziel?

By: Devon Teeple

Not that long ago, I tweeted out that I think we hold athletes up on such a pedestal that we are disappointed when they don't live up to our standards. Regardless of what think, athletes today are bigger than the game they play. Let’s be realistic, everyone can say they aren’t, but their contracts say other-wise. According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete in the world at $88 million per year. Lionel Messi is the second highest at $81.4 million and the King, LeBron James ranks third at a paltry $77.2 million.  When you’re at that elite level, you play by other rules. These performers are built different, carry themselves differently, and do things on the field that elevate them to, dare I say, Idol status.


When has "fandom" gone too far?

By: Devon Teeple

As sports fans, we get all riled up when we watch our favorite team or player. How many times have you been ready to throw the remote at the TV when your team gives up the winning touchdown with no time left or your guy strikes out to end the game with the winning run on third? We get so caught up that what comes out of our mouth is downright despicable. Most times we forget that those on the field making millions of dollars are people just like us, just in a different tax bracket! The emotions that run wild during a game is all fine and dandy, but Tom Brady goes home to his family after the game just like we go home to our family after a long day at work. 

Michael Saunders is your surprise MLB All-Star candidate

By: Devon Teeple

It’s no surprise the MLB All-Star is a popularity contest and is topic that generates good conversation. We're still in the midst of a wild MLB season, but it's a good time to speculate who will make this year's MLB All-Star picks.

Many are voted to the team year in year out when they aren’t having the best year. Even injured players still get voted it in. On the other hand, coaches, managers, and active players get to cast their votes for their respective teammates and reserve players. When all's said and done, every team will have at least one representative at the game.

UFC's Jeremy Stephens epitomizes the mindset of a true champion
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Dominick Cruz is champion above all else
June 05, 2016 8:52 PM

Brownell becomes Ducks franchise leader
May 28, 2016 8:28 AM

Tommy Bahama presents 7th annual Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
May 22, 2016 7:54 PM

Former top draft pick inks deal with LI Ducks
May 14, 2016 10:06 PM

Patriots' Hunton continues to save the day
May 07, 2016 2:06 PM

All Ex-Jay Eric Thames needed was a change of scenery
April 24, 2016 9:34 PM

Undrafted's Chad Toocheck discovered what's important
April 17, 2016 6:18 AM

2016 MLB Collection available at Tommy Bahama
April 06, 2016 2:29 PM

It's more than wrestling, WWE changes lives
April 02, 2016 3:30 PM

Sogard's stellar Indy year leads the way to Baltimore
March 27, 2016 6:06 PM

SF Giants sign Bandits standout TJ Bennett
March 19, 2016 12:53 AM

Tommy Bahama presents a night out with future HOF'er Big Papi
March 10, 2016 6:02 AM

Ex-NFL player and LGBT rights activist Wade Davis wants inclusion for all athletes
March 03, 2016 11:06 AM

Darius Kasparaitis inducted into the Russian Hockey Hall of Fame
February 26, 2016 11:06 AM

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