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Op-Ed: Drew Brees’ Interview Regarding the Anthem Protest and his Follow Up Statement

Yesterday, Drew Brees was trending on Twitter for this video interview he gave regarding kneeling protests to the national anthem, stemming from the current climate and anti-racism, anti-police brutality protests in the United States presently. https://twitter.com/YahooFinance/status/1268206174073126915 The reaction was pretty swift and very critical, especially by some of his teammates and fellow

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Unprecedented Typo Causes Blown First Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

In true Cincinnati fashion, an unbelievably costly error led to the Bengals spending their first overall draft pick on burro. NFL Commissioner frantically glanced at his staff with a bewildered look as he saw the first overall pick sent via Zoom conference private message. Everyone expected the first pick to

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Introducing First and Fan’s Multi-Sport Fantasy League…The Vortex

Each year around mid-late August, everyone from the sports superfans to casual fans to the weird guy at your office that roots for whoever your boss likes play fantasy football. The level of research leading up to the draft will always vary, but whether you check your team every hour

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How Random is the NFL’s Drug Testing? Eric Reid Would Like to Know

In May of 2017, Eric Reid followed in the footsteps of former teammate Colin Kaepernick and filed a collusion grievance against the NFL and team owners. Unlike Kaepernick, however, Reid was still able to find a job in the NFL following this move when the Panthers lost veteran safety Da'Norris

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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’ mouths over the years: Football is like rock and roll. Football is artificial adversity. Football players are modern-day gladiators. Hyperbole aside,

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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 will face punishments. They published an official announcement detailing that players and teams are expected to stand and respect the

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