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From Gooners to Hammers, here’s your guide to the supporters of all 20 Premier League teams.
By Jon Langford | Posted on March 14th, 2014
On a balmy New York evening last summer, my friend Marty invited me to a Yankees game. Marty had season tickets with his cousin Pat, but on this particular night, cousin Pat couldn’t make it.
By Jon Langford | Posted on March 11th, 2014
The most common debunking of the game with slam-dunking is that everything happens in the final two minutes. And while I agree with the sentiment of this statement, I do not accept that this is the fundamental ailment from which ...
What do Super Bowl winners Osi Umenyiora, Scott McCready and Lawrence Tynes have in common?
By Jon Langford | Posted on March 3rd, 2014
Here’s an interesting fact: Between 1985 and 2010, average salaries at public universities in the U.S. rose 32 percent for professors, 90 percent for presidents and 650 percent for football coaches.
By Jon Langford | Posted on February 28th, 2014
Clearly, Britain is missing out.
So, you wanna be an American sports fan, huh? Way to go, kid. Here’s the lowdown on how to make it in the major leagues.
By Jon Langford | Posted on February 21st, 2014
Ice hockey is mental.
I mean, let’s take for granted how good these guys are at regular hockey, but to play it on ice while whizzing around on blades at the speed of a car? That’s pucking mental.
By Jon Langford | Posted on February 17th, 2014
In the mid-1980s, before phones were smart and Nintendos were super, American football was surprisingly popular in the U.K.
By Jon Langford | Posted on February 14th, 2014
Since moving to the U.S. in 2007, I have found myself on more than a handful of occasions engaged in lively debate with American sports fans over which of our respective nations plays the better version of football.