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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Fall Back Cuties! VictorCruz1Giants

Fall Back Cuties!

An Eagle, a Bengal and a Giant landed on the SP Cuties List! These guys are smoking hot and we can’t wait to share the ones we’ve found. This week we’ll look at guys form the SURPRISES – good and bad – in the league to see who we’d want to sit close to on the sideline.

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Hurts So Good! World Series Baseball Hurts So Good! World Series Baseball

Hurts So Good! World Series Baseball

I haven’t felt this excited about the game of baseball in the 22 years since. Tonight, I couldn’t move. I cursed. I screamed. This is how baseball is supposed to feel!

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Training Camp

NFL Training Camp Updates 7/31

Ray Rice answered questions about his 2-game suspension for domestic violence. [Photo by Jeff Weese]

The NFL Training Camps are in full effect! Rookies reported to most two weeks ago, while veterans joined their teammates last week. As per usual, the stories and hoopla begin right away as players battle for position. Top stories so far: Ray Rice: When Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a 2-game suspension to Baltimore running back […]

Jul 31, 2014 16:34

Ball Girls

Miami Fan Style – Classy and Casual

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  It’s great to see stylish football fans out on the street. SP ran into these Miami Dolphins fans in the Germantown, MD Panera. Even her shoes were rocking. We had to grab a pic and find out more about this Fan Fashionista and her guy.  She looked cute, sporty and ready for the game […]

Sep 17, 2014 0:52

Game Ready Mom

Tyreke Evans and VSP Offer Free Vision Services to Chester, PA

Tyreke Evans Reading Hour at the Boys & Girls Club. Photo credit: Talyr Williams

  Tyreke Evans of the New Orleans Pelicans made his way back home to Chester, PA. Evans joined VSP Global for a fifth year of providing critical eye care services for children in an under-served community.  The company offers comprehensive vision exams and new eyeglasses to youth at no cost. Evans shared the experience with […]

Sep 12, 2014 18:04

Morning Coffee

Eagles – Colts MNF Short Review

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall

Chip Kelly’s Birds continue to give Andrew Luck fits. His Oregon Ducks were problematic for Luck while at Stanford and now his Philadelphia Eagles are a pain for the Colts QB. Luck’s three touchdowns weren’t enough to get the job done even though for most of the game, the Indianapolis Colts appeared to be in […]

Sep 16, 2014 11:26

Recent Articles

NFL Training Camp Updates 7/31

Ray Rice answered questions about his 2-game suspension for domestic violence. [Photo by Jeff Weese]

The NFL Training Camps are in full effect! Rookies reported to most two weeks ago, while veterans joined their teammates last week. As per usual, the stories and hoopla begin right away as players battle for position. Top stories so far: Ray Rice: When Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a 2-game suspension to Baltimore running back […]

LeBron James Opts Out. What Does That Mean?

King James enjoys winning his way.

LeBron James has options. The Miami Heat star has chosen to opt out of his current contract with the team. Four years ago, he and his plus-two (Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) shared the same agent, CAA. During these negotiations, the man has his own man who will represent his individual interests. After four long […]

Portugal ties the USA. It’s a Heartache.

Oh no. They Didn't. Yes, Portugal scored.

  The United States loves to break records and make history, but not like this. Portugal scored the latest goal ever recorded in a a 90-minute World Cup match. In the 5th and final minute of the stoppage time, that injured-but-talented Cristiano Ronaldo shot a phenomenal pass to Silvestre Varela who scored on a header […]

The Sweetest One for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs

Spurs win 5th Ring.

Kawhi Leonard called the whole scene surreal. Manu Ginóbili said that it was exciting. Duncan was smiling, but Parker summed it up: this win was the sweetest one. The team, under the push from Coach Popovich, spent the season preparing for this 87-104 game 5 win for the trophy.

Baby, I’m Back – Kawhi Leonard’s Dazzling Play Helps Spurs Take Game 3

Kawhi Leonard over Bosh.  Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

There was no doubt that Kawhi Leonard would show up in the playoffs. On Wednesday night, for Game 3 of the Spurs-Heat matchup, the 22-year old was brilliant. His performance dazzled fans and appeared to ignite his teammates as well. No more “Where’s Leonard?” jokes after this game. The Heat would win 111-92.

Too Hot to Handle – Heat Lose Game 1 after LeBron Cramps Up

LeBron James heads to the bench in pain in Game 1.

Fans, players and media in the AT&T Center were sweating like crazy when the San Antonio arena’s air conditioning system failed. The Heat and Spurs exchanged leads until the 4th quarter when LeBron asked out of the game. The Spurs would take advantage of the best player in ball sitting the bench and push the lead to 15, giving them a win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Gaël Monfils and Laurent Lokoli Dance Off at the French Open

The French Open Dance Off.

It was French Open Kids’ Day,. Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli celebrated the fun day with a spirited dance off. Both players had move. But which one would rock the clay the best – the former #1 French Pro Monfils or the young 19 year-old Lokoli.

What a Man! Kevin Durant Wins MVP

Kevin Durant - Thunder.

Tears all around and thanks for everyone from the newly minted NBA MVP Kevin Durant. He called each player by name, sharing how they encouraged and motivated him. Kleenex should be first in line to offer him a new commercial. It was touching and real,

Kevin Durant Gets the Job Done

Kevin Durant notches 36 and is clutch from the FT line in Game 6 win.

Kevin Durant’s 36-pt dominating performance against the Grizzlies shows The Oklahoman who’s unreliable.

Wizards Win! Brian Looks Back as the Bullets Advance

On to the next round. Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

SP Writer Brian Gilmore got lucky and traveled to Chicago where his beloved Wizards/Bullets were playing the Bulls. The trip was perfect. He got to watch his Wizards advance right there with his dejected bar hosts. Gilmore was thrilled.