Welcome to my baby and brain child, First Down Sportanista! Now I know you're probably scratching your head a bit at the name, but it is a play on words because a fashionista is someone devoted to all things fashion and since I am a girl completely devoted to sports, it just seemed to work. … Continue reading First Things First
The National Football League announced today a new policy to address protests during the National Anthem voted on during the owner's meetings this week. In a statement released early this morning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined the update to the policy: As you can see the membership "aka as the owners" have finally decided to … Continue reading The Problem with the NFL’s National Anthem Policy
The Golden Knights had that one critical motivator on their side that no other team in the league could possibly touch, revenge. So really it should come as no surprise that they found their way to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Yes, the argument can be made at the organization benefited from the expansion rules to … Continue reading How the Golden Knights Found Their Way to the Stanley Cup Finals
Well it finally happened, the National Football League finally chose the Cleveland Browns to star in 'Hard Knocks' and I'm positive when I say nobody is surprised and none of the Browns organization is happy about this decision. It's been a long time coming, though I will admit that I thought this would've happened when … Continue reading The Inevitable ‘Hard Knocks’ Choice
So it looks like the Carolina Panthers have a new owner and his backstory is an interesting one (considering the current political climate we are in). News broke mid-day on Tuesday that the during next week's National Football League Owners meetings that David Tepper will be announced as the newest owner of the Carolina Panthers. … Continue reading It Looks Like the Carolina Panthers Have a New Owner
The Supreme Court ended a six year legal battle ruling against the NCAA, NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB in favor of New Jersey to allow states to legalize betting on sports. SCOTUS ruled against a 1992 law that banned state-authorized sports betting "with some exceptions." Thus making Nevada the only state where bets on single … Continue reading SCOTUS Gives States Go-Ahead to Legalize Sports Betting
Late Wednesday the Detriot News broke a story recounting when Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia was indicted, but not tried, for sexual assault. The article does a fantastic job recounting the events that happened in '96, so if you want to get the nitty-gritty you can read the article here. I would try to summarize … Continue reading Matt Patricia Case: A Lose-Lose Situation
Major League Baseball announced last Tuesday that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox would head to London next season to play a two game series and the only question I have is why? Sure the National Football League has taken to playing a game in London each season, but it's always been the … Continue reading Baseball in London, Why?