Farewell, Captain. Jeter Exits in Grand Yankees Style Derek Jeter on deck. Photo credit: Snarlinmonsta.

Farewell, Captain. Jeter Exits in Grand Yankees Style

The Captain leaves the game in grand style. A walk off hit single to end the game against the Orioles. His eternal love for the game shows as he is still excited when discussing the game-winning hit. Bernie Williams, Mo, Pettitte, and of course, Joe Torre waited for him as he celebrated his career in […]

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Bryan Cranston’s Post Season Baseball Performance is Outta Here Bryan Cranston brings baseball to the theatre, if only for one ad.

Bryan Cranston’s Post Season Baseball Performance is Outta Here

For the love of baseball! Bryan Cranston celebrates the game with an awesome one-man show/ad, acting out some of baseball’s most memorable moments. What better way to relive the history of America’s past time? He brings in Captain Derek Jeter’s 2001 flip. Then there was magic in 1975 by Carlton Fisk and Kirk Gibson’s single […]

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Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson Indefinitely After Critical Missteps AdrianPeterson

Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson Indefinitely After Critical Missteps

The Minnesota Vikings have deactivated running back Adrian Peterson effective immediately. This is the team’s third decision in less than a week regarding their star player who faces felony child abuse charges. When the charges against Peterson were made public, the team chose not to allow Peterson to play in Sunday’s game against the New […]

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The NFL Must Listen to the Women The NFL has to open the doors to its female fans.

The NFL Must Listen to the Women

  The SP Newsletter that celebrates the NFL Season Opener is typically the easiest one to writer. Fans exhale and make ready for the full 16-game season and post-season while dreaming that their teams could make it to the Super Bowl. Even Browns, Lions and Raiders fans believe that the Lombardi Trophy could be theirs […]

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Interview with John Stephenson, President and CEO of the College Hall of Fame President and CEO John Stephenson demonstrates the interactive experience at the new Hall of Fame.

Interview with John Stephenson, President and CEO of the College Hall of Fame

    The College Hall of Fame  has a new home in Atlanta, GA! Finally, the marvel of a building is open to the public.  Sideline Pass founder Mia Jackson interviewed John Stephenson, President and CEO to hear more about what the new attraction means to college football and the city of Atlanta. Visitors who […]

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UGA’s Malcolm MItchell Loves Books and His New Friends UGA's star receiver is a voracious reader and just another member of the club - the book club.

UGA’s Malcolm MItchell Loves Books and His New Friends

  Malcolm Mitchell spends a lot of time in the club, but not the type of club you’d expect for a 22-year-old star college receiver in the SEC. His love of books sparked the unlikely close friendship with a cool club of middle-aged ladies in his Athens community. “He’s my new friend.” That’s how Kathy […]

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Mo’Ne Davis Is Bad. Super Bad. MoNeDavks

Mo’Ne Davis Is Bad. Super Bad.

“I throw my curveball like Clayton Kershaw and my fastball like Mo’ne Davis.”  Poised and deliberate about her words, Mo’Ne Davis sits for interview after interview after taking the sports world by storm. Her 70-mph fast ball is just one tool in her arsenal that frustrates batters at the 75th Little League Baseball World Series. […]

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Misty Copeland’s Strength, Beauty On Pointe For Under Armour Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad a Game Changer.

Misty Copeland’s Strength, Beauty On Pointe For Under Armour

  Under Armour released its powerful new ad featuring ballerina Misty Copeland, soloist with the American Ballet Theatre and every young girl AND boy should see it and listen to the message.  The company’s I Will What I Want campaign launches with Copeland, showcasing her brilliance and setting the sports marketing world ablaze with the […]

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Birth of the High Five and A Life Out Loud

  The ESPN 30 for 30 series hits another grand slam with this short, intriguing tale about the birth of the high five. Now  a universal symbol of respect, you can give anybody from anywhere  a high five and they understand the meaning. Dusty Baker, in all his coolness, tells the story of how teammate […]

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Funky Flying Balls – Dan Epstein Talks 70’s Baseball Dan Epstein, the baseball-loving cool dude and hot author.

Funky Flying Balls – Dan Epstein Talks 70’s Baseball

Author Dan Epstein Dan joined Game Changers Live on Wed. to head back down Memory Lane. He loves the game his 70’s memories were priceless. Lbaseball era. Listen in to an awesome interview with a real, live baseball fan.

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ESPN’s Bill Simmons Suspended for Rant on Roger Goodell

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Bill Simmons began working for ESPN in 2001. He is no stranger to their policies and guidelines so his profanity-laced commentary on Roger Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice situation was not an off-the-cuff remark. ESPN chose to suspend the Grantland Editor-in-Chief for three (3) weeks. Commissioner Goodell continues to lose ground with fans, experts […]

Sep 24, 2014 22:50

Ball Girls

Courting Cleveland

Gabrielle Utsey reclaims her Cleveland fanhood.

  I am a sports fan who was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio. However, no one knows where that is so I just tell people I am from Cleveland. As soon as I say that I get caught up in a conversation where I am defending Cleveland sports teams to a degree or acknowledging […]

Oct 1, 2014 13:45

Game Ready Mom

Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and Lunchables Create Awesome Skate Parks

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“There’s no skating here, so we kick, push, kick, push ….” Young skateboarders are always looking for a welcoming place to skate. Professional skateboarder and MTV Star Rob Dyrdek joined with Lunchables Lunch Combinations to fix that problem by renovating or adding skate parks at Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country. SP caught up […]

Sep 25, 2014 21:35

Sideline Coffee Break

SP Three HOT Reads – Oct. 1

Beal and Wall say they best backcourt is in DC.  Photo: Keith Allison

It was Sept. 30th but it felt like the biggest baseball night in October! USA Today. Nightengale: Royals can’t believe what they just saw Are you old enough to remember – heck, were you born before 1985? The Kansas City Royals fans who remember 1985 may have taken it for granted that their team would […]

Oct 1, 2014 13:59

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SP Three HOT Reads – Oct. 1

Beal and Wall say they best backcourt is in DC.  Photo: Keith Allison

It was Sept. 30th but it felt like the biggest baseball night in October! USA Today. Nightengale: Royals can’t believe what they just saw Are you old enough to remember – heck, were you born before 1985? The Kansas City Royals fans who remember 1985 may have taken it for granted that their team would […]

SP Fantasy Football UPDATE – Week 4

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  This week was a definitive one in the league – monster wins and heartbreaking losses. PhDinTDs continued his undefeated streak by beating my team (Praxis) like I stole something. QB A. Rodgers relaxed into almost 37 points and the Eagles D provided 24 points, delivering a dominating win to PhDinTDs. In our closest contest […]

SP Three HOT Reads – 9/30

Coach Andy Reid with the Post Game Moves

  CBS LA: Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah Penalized After Muslim Prayer In End Zone A pick 6 off Tom Brady deserved a post-play celebration. The Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah slid into the end zone and while on his knees and knelt briefly in prayer. Out comes the flag! The crew penalized Abdullah for […]

SP Three HOT Reads – 9/29

Gore took down the Eagles, with help from Kap. Photo: John Martinez Pavliga.

USA Today: After latest mistake at Michigan, it’s time for Brady Hoke to go Brady Hoke needs to buy a ticket out of Michigan as soon as he can. His mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris during Saturday’s game against Minnesota has the college football world screaming for his firing. Morris suffered a vicious hit and […]

SP Three HOT Reads – 9/28

Phil Jackson - Now a Knick, still a maverick?

NYT: The Maverick Inside the Knicks Phil Jackson landed in New York City to begin his third stint in the NBA. He made one of the most successful transitions from player to coach in history. The third jump may prove more of a challenge, but he never backs down. The perennial winner may have a […]

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SP Three HOT Reads! Swimmers under the influence, Royals Comeback and Backcourt Braggin'

  WSJ: Jeter the Hero in Final Game at Yankee Stadium Derek Jeter created magic at Yankee Stadium in the final at home appearance of his storied career. He drove in the first run of the night for his team, but it was h his walk off hit that added the final page of the […]

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  Yahoo!Beauty  Michael Strahan Talks Football and Facemasks Now that former NY Giant Michael Strahan is on television more than just Sundays, he’s taking the time to care more for his skin. In this great one-on-one interview with Bobbi Brown, Strahan shares more about his career and transition into his new busy life. He also […]

Devon Still and Daughter’s Pre-Surgery Fist Bump

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  Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still is off to the hospital for his daughter Leah’s surgery. On the way, he continues to encourage her and prepare her for what’s to come while trying to keep his emotions at bay. “I might be nervous and scared beyond words but I’ll never let her see it…let’s […]

ESPN’s Bill Simmons Suspended for Rant on Roger Goodell

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Bill Simmons began working for ESPN in 2001. He is no stranger to their policies and guidelines so his profanity-laced commentary on Roger Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice situation was not an off-the-cuff remark. ESPN chose to suspend the Grantland Editor-in-Chief for three (3) weeks. Commissioner Goodell continues to lose ground with fans, experts […]

Morris Claiborne Skips; Marshawn Lynch Laughs

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahakws. Photo Credit: Stephanie Rush, Pacific Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

  Morris Claiborne leaves in Cowboys facility in a huff. Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne had an extreme reaction to his benching by Coach Jason Garrett. He skipped walk-throughs after learning that Orlando Scandrick was moved to his starting position. An angry Mo later left the facility. The demotion came after team owner Jerry Jones […]