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Latest Posts

Brook Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens + Results from our 15 players to watch

Brooks Koepka headed into the US Open as the 9th ranked player in the world. His first round 75 left spectators wondering if he'd even make the cut if he continued playing the same way Frida...

Sean Brackett: Finding Your Truth

As America’s most epic sport, football is understandably subject to infinite, cliché analogies. All of the following analogies are things I’ve heard come out of my own football coaches’ mout

15 Golfers to Watch at Shinnecock Hills

With a field of 156 players, this year’s US Open is sure to be exciting. The most recent US Open at Shinnecock Hills, in 2004, was famous for the course notoriously getting away from the USG...

The US Open Experience: Inside the Ropes

As an avid golf fan and pretty mediocre golfer, I’ve had the opportunity of attending a number of US Opens. This week’s 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island will be my

Op-Ed: Reaction to the NFL’s 2018 National Anthem Kneeling Policy

The views expressed below are those of the author and not of First and Fan as an organization.   On May 23rd, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL announced players and teams wi

Eric Reid’s Grievance Against the NFL with Insight from Former NBA star Etan Thomas

Eric Reid was ranked the 10th best safety in the NFL according to Bleacher Report last season. He’s a former pro-bowler and five year starter with the 49ers. Reid is only 26 years old and wa

The Significance of Changing Yawkey Way

Last week, the city of Boston unanimously decided to change the name of Yawkey way, after the longest tenured Red Sox owner from 1933 until his death in 1976. The street was named after him

Ohtani who? Joe Kelly is the Next Babe Ruth

On April 12, 1922, Babe Ruth watched the Yankees' season opener from the stands thanks to a six week suspension for barnstorming. While many saw the suspension as overbearing and unnecessary...

2018 College Quarterbacks That May End Up Overseas

With the NFL draft approaching, players and fans alike wait excitedly and apprehensively to hear the right name get called by right team. Many of the country’s best signal-callers will don t

Sam Darnold: Hallowed Be Thy Deep Ball

So apparently Easter came twice this year. Today was the first day that I woke up with perfect prayer hands, mumbling praises to Sam Darnold (blessed be thy right arm). Last night, the great

PFT Commenter is Disrupting Sports Media One “Taek” at a Time

PFT Commenter rose to fame in early 2012 thanks to his unbelievably creative, controversial, and funny comments on sports. While his comments go right past many fans, those familiar with his

The Billie Jean King of Golf

Billie Jean King is best known for her 1973 exhibition tennis match against 55 year old Bobby Riggs. King was not the first woman to play against a man (she was the second behind Margaret Co...

Colin Kaepernick’s Tryout Invitation Retracted Due to Kneeling for Anthem

Colin Kaepernick was supposed to be hosted by the Seattle Seahawks for a tryout according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season, and is best known for b

Tim Tebow and the Power of Sports

Earlier this month, Tim Tebow was asked, “How do you balance your career and your charity work?“ It’s a straightforward question, but Tebow responded with a heavy answer that no one expected

2018 MLB Attendance Analysis

Some of the most shocking storylines so far have been the fact that the Pirates are in first place in the NL Central, the Red Sox have won 7 straight, and the Marlins are just as bad as ever...

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