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Browse this collection of my featured sports articles from more than a dozen magazines and newspapers.

10 Years Of INDYCAR

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park has become an important cultural event

On April 11, 2010, Brazilian race car driver Hélio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the inaugural Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. A decade later, this early-season race has become one of the premier events on the IndyCar calendar as nearly 100,000 people descend on eastern Jefferson County for a weekend of world-class open-wheel auto racing. It’s a developmen

3 Reasons Soccer is a Great Tailgating Sport

As the most popular sport by far in nearly the entire world, soccer is the rare game where we as Americans don’t more or less define the culture around it. Sports like (gridiron) football – and to a lesser extent, baseball – have pretty limited fan bases in most countries, and how we watch, support, and participate becomes synonymous with the game itself.

Tailgating is one of those uniquely American experiences. European stadiums are often located in city neighborhoods and other areas with limi

Baseball Spring Training

“Pitchers and catchers report.” Four little words that mean spring is almost here and make the heart of many a baseball fan skip a beat. Spring training, the six-week-long series of workouts and exhibition games, has for decades drawn baseball fans to the warmer climes of Florida and Arizona to watch grown men play effectively meaningless games while basking in the sunshine as the rest of us freeze our butts off in this evil, soul-sucking time of year called winter.

Big Easy Super Bowl Boycott - Loyd Mc Intosh

New Orleans Saints fans know how to hold a grudge. Still fuming over the notorious non-call in the NFC Championship Game a little less than two weeks ago, many in the Who Dat nation are planning on avoiding Super Bowl LIII this Sunday at all costs. Bars, restaurants and even a handful of churches throughout the Big Easy will instead replay the Super Bowl from nine years ago when the Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees defeated the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts, 31-17.

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