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The Spanish Green Bay Packers

Kyle Stock, Business Week

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Steve Almond, Village Voice

The Upset That Changed College Football

Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal

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Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing

How ESPN Choked Off Pac-12 Network

Allen Kenney, Awful Announcing

The greatest story in European soccer this summer has nothing to do with Nike (NKE), toothy Uruguayans, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Saudi billionaires. It involves a bunch of gunsmiths f...(full article)

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The 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan game was supposed to be a cakewalk for the Wolverines, college football's all-time winningest team. But by the final frantic seconds, executives...(full article)

With the college football season kicking off in full tonight, we’re here to break down the nine biggest media questions for the upcoming campaign.  Sorry for breaking internet l...(full article)

Two years after its launch, I’ve never seen a second of the Pac-12 Network. Apparently, I’m not alone. Meanwhile, Verizon FiOS broke the news to me earlier this week th...(full article)

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