Articles tagged "American"

Futbol Facts: Politically Incorrect Realities of The World Cup

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 13, 2014

The World Cup ends Sunday, and with it ends another round of American cultural naval gazing, as soccer "pundits" wonder why the rest of the world loves soccer, but not the U.S. Here are some politically incorrect facts about global soccer and America's place in it.



Seattle Seahawks Turnover Machine Might Short-Circuit vs. Denver Broncos

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 31, 2014

Seattle forced an NFL-best 39 turnovers this year, and Denver really only loses when it turns it over twice or more. A perfect scenario, right? Well ...



Inside Vegas: The Story Behind Volatile Seahawks-Broncos Point Spread

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 29, 2014

Sharps pounced on Denver immediately after the AFC/NFC title games, creating a huge swing in the Super Bowl point spread. Sean O'Neill takes us inside the decisions that moved the line, looks at the history of prop bets and talks to Mirage bookmaker Jeff Stoneback, a huge Seahawks fan, about his Sunday plans.



8 Reasons Why American Football Is More American Than The U.S. Government

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 27, 2014

America's game has become an American celebration. Here are eight reasons American football is better than the American government. Put another way, here are reasons our brand of football is more "American" than our brand of government.



Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos-Seahawks The Statistically Perfect Super Bowl

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 21, 2014

Football is a chaotic, complicated and violent game. Yet it follows simple and definable statistical patterns centered around one single factor: the efficiency of your QB vs. the other guy's QB. And in this case, those patterns tell us that Denver-Seattle is the Statistically Perfect Super Bowl.



Tom Brady, Peyton Manning: History's Greatest Winners

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 13, 2014

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning each advanced to the AFC title game with divisional round wins. They also advanced further up the list of greatest winners in NFL history, all but lapping the legends in win-loss differential.



Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 11, 2014



Seahawks 23, Saints 15: 10 Things We Learned

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 11, 2014

Russell Wilson doesn't lose, the Seahawks fans don't stop, and Sean Payton has some 'splainin' to do after a water-logged showdown in Seattle.



NFL Attendance Problem: TV Blackouts A Slap In The Face To Fans

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 3, 2014

This year, three of the four host teams faced Thursday afternoon deadlines by which all tickets must be sold and, when they fell short, all three were given extensions to Friday afternoon.



Wildcard: San Francisco (-2.5) at Green Bay

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 3, 2014

The 49ers visit the Packers in the 2013 wildcard playoffs.



 



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