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A psychological need for acceptance may be the real reason you’re a Pats fan.

By Christiana Van Bree     “As a fan, you will feel actual joy or actual pain in relation to events that really don’t affect your life at all,” Thomas Van Shulk said in his article on the psychology of … Continue reading

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Fans await the final agreement between the NHL and its players, hoping the lockout will end and a season will begin.

By Christiana Van Bree The NHL lockout began on September 15, 2012, when the league’s collective bargaining agreement expired. Gary Bettman, commissioner of the NHL, immediately declared the lockout when an agreement between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association was … Continue reading

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Raiders finally break their losing streak with a win over the Chiefs

By Nicole Mercier The Oakland Raiders were on a six game losing streak coming into Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. But with Sebastian Janikowski’s kicking ability, he was able to lead his team in … Continue reading

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Is ‘The Rocket’ Mental About Snooker?

By Nicole Rogers We all know being a world class athlete comes with many sacrifices more often than not giving their youth to the sport, but does the strain of being a world class athlete also ultimately affect your mental … Continue reading

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Tennis shining the light

Without fail before every match as a youngster, our manager used to say to us; “guys go out and have fun” or “enjoy yourselves”. As you grow older this gets tougher to comprehend.Nowadays you see so many serious elements to … Continue reading

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2012: The Best Sporting Moments

  Without any doubt the Olympics was the sporting highlight of 2012. London stood up to the test that Beijing set for it four years previous. The moments that stood out in my mind, were of course the bolt himself … Continue reading

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Sports teams spread news and attract huge fan bases for free through Facebook.

By Christiana Van Bree “If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next,” Pew Research Center representatives said. Anyone with internet access has the world’s … Continue reading

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