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2019 National Championship Preview: #1 Alabama vs. #2 Clemson

For four straight seasons, Alabama and Clemson have faced off in the College Football Playoff - three of those matchups for the National Championship. In 2016 it was #2 Alabama upsetting undefeated #1 Clemson in a fourth quarter shootout. Then in 2017 Clemson got their revenge in the National Championship,

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NFL Fan Fiction: New York Jets Coaching Search Edition

Todd Bowles is out. Sad to see, but very understandable. You can’t defend 24-40. That being said, it’s time for the Jets to move on. They need a head coach that can corral an undisciplined team while attracting the big name free agents the Jets can finally afford. Names like

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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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2018 College Football Preseason Rankings and Analysis

There are 229 days of college football off season. A lot can happen between Tua’s surprise emergence as the 2018 College Football National Championship MVP and the August 25th start of the 2019 season. Think about all the college football that could’ve been played in those 229 days, but wasn’t.

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Incumbent Starters vs. Potential: 2018’s NCAA QB Battles

It’s past July 4, the meat sweats have subsided and the fireworks have mercilessly ended. That means it’s almost time for college football. Fall camps start in a few weeks, so for right now, we’ll have to survive on Nick Saban fan fiction and analysis based off of spring games,

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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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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 the snapback hat of the team that fate has brought them to. With five quarterbacks expected to go in

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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 both his role in the 49er’s 2013 Super Bowl run and his decision to kneeling

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