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The Last Superbowl by George R. R. Martin is a Science Fiction Epitaph to Sports as we Know It

The Last Superbowl by George R R Martin

Sports are universally beloved. Geographically, the athletic competitions take on various forms; the NFL, NBA, MLB are strong in America; NHL in Canada; Premier League in Europe; and Cricket in India.

But the now legendary George R. R. Martin wrote about the downfall of them all in “The Last Superbowl,” a fantastically written short story in February 1975’s issue of Gallery Magazine, a men’s magazine.

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February has been Widely Considered a Wasteland in the American Sports Landscape, It’s NOT

1995 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover with Daniela Pestova

For some reason, February has been widely considered a wasteland in the American sports landscape. This is because most American sports fans look at February as a pause between the National Football League’s Super Bowl and Major League Baseball with a stopover in College Basketball for March Madness. But that is not the case, far from it. There is plenty of sport to go around in February for the American sports fan, even more for the worldly sports fan.

Below are 10 reasons February isn’t the sports wasteland that most seem to think it is. Because there are plenty of things for sports fans to get excited about.

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Book Review: Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

I’m going to make a generalization: There are two types of people in the world, those who enjoy Chuck Klosterman and those who don’t know who he is. In my experience this is wholly truthful conclusion to come to, although I have no idea why?

I enjoy reading Klosterman’s books as do others, of this I am certain. But I have never, as of yet, had an encounter with a person who read is work and didn’t like it. This just seems like a natural lead in to a book review of Chuck Klosterman’s Eating the Dinosaur, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Top 10 Great Voices in Baseball: Part One

Harry Doyle and other Great Baseball Voices

In the annals of baseball history there are great players and teams. There are championships, records, amazing plays and dramatic innings. But the guys that bring them to life with their voice, through our televisions and radios are just as important. This is the beginning of my top 10 great voices of baseball list.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a fan of the Baltimore Orioles but that doesn’t define my baseball fandom. I am a fan of the game.

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NFL MVP: Manning or Manning?

Peyton Manning Colts MVP

As Superbowl XLVI draws near, I stop to ponder who will be the NFL MVP. There are a select few in the race to begin with: Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers. But I’ll submit to you that Peyton Manning should be in the conversation as well.

The MVP award is an award given to the most valuable player in the league. Who was that this year? Let’s take a look shall we…

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