Off The Bench

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How to Get Into Professional Bowling

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Bowling strike after strike, weekend after weekend, you might start thinking to yourself, “I’m pretty good at this. Maybe I should go pro.” And, while it’s tough to become a…

Getting Ready for the NHL All-Star Game

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Are you reading for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game? If not, start getting excited. The game’s happening on Saturday, January 26th in San Jose. A host of other all-star events…

The Strongest NFL Players

| Football, Major Sports | No Comments

The common NFL player not only needs to possess the intelligence to learn a playbook and read the rival’s scheme on the fly, but they must retain the perfect balance…

Here’s All the Cussing in Drew Magary’s “Why Your Team Sucks” for the Top/Bottom 4 Teams

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Drew Magary has a “popular” series on Deadspin that lists all the ways that every NFL team sucks. Similar to the past-gone Puck Daddy eulogies, some of these are amazing…

Which MLB Teams Are Having the Most Surprising and Disappointing Seasons?

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Every baseball season, some teams surprise their fans — whether that’s in a positive way or not. Some teams unexpectedly become viable contenders for a World Series title, while others…

What All Do You Need to Go Skiing?

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There’s no greater feeling than spending a day on the slopes and a night with some hot drinks, bad taxidermy and good conversations. Skiing is an exhilarating sport that is…

How to Train for a Half-Marathon

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Want to take your running program to the next level? Training for a half-marathon allows you to truly test the limits of your running ability. You’ll also learn a lot…

How to Stay Safe Running in the Summer Heat

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Summer is the best time for outside activities. It stays light later, and there’s less of a chance you’ll be rained on. For runners, these are the best conditions to…