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Get Ready for MLB Opening Day with These Books

Opening day 2024 is fast approaching with all its excitement and anticipation. However, unless you are a Diamondbacks fan, you were probably disappointed with your team in 2023. (In Chicago, we got a double dose of disappointment.) Perhaps you aren’t hopeful for the 2024 season. If that’s the case, why

In Celebration of “The Hidden Game of Football”

When Kansas City and San Francisco take the field for Super Bowl LVIII, they will play a in a competition that has been revolutionized by data analytics. With play sheets informed by advanced statistical analysis, today’s coaches pass more, kick less, and go for more two-point or fourth-down conversions than

Read an Excerpt from “A Fan’s Life: The Agony of Victory and the Thrill of Defeat” by University of Michigan Football Fanatic Paul Campos

In A Fan’s Life: The Agony of Victory and Thrill of Defeat, University of Colorado law professor—and lifelong University of Michigan football fanatic—Paul Campos delves into the strangest and ugliest depths of the rabid sports fan’s mindset. His ruminations on this particularly fervent form of obsession take him from the

Soldier Field Seeks World Cup 2018 or 2022

Soldier Field, which was the site of the 1994 World Cup soccer tournament wants a rematch at the stadium in either 2018 or 2022.  The US hosted event in 1994 had the highest attendance of any World Cup which bodes well for efforts by stadium managers to entice the venue back to the Chicago stadium.  More…