Author Todd Gessling

Roman Reigns and Paying Dues

I shook my head in disbelief after Daniel Bryan was unceremoniously eliminated from this year’s Royal Rumble, well before the sweet sixteen, much less the final four. How could this happen again? What is it about Daniel Bryan that makes it so impossible for the … …

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PTBN College Football 2014: The SEC

There’s two types of year in the South, football season and the time you spend counting down to football season. The NFL is king in America, except for a corner pocket of the United States that wouldn’t trade an SEC Championship for a Super Bowl … …

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PTBN College Football 2014: The Big XII

Bob Stoops found himself in hot water last year after he publicly dismissed the SEC as being invincible and stood up for what had become an oft berated Big XII. By season’s end, Oklahoma had won eleven games, finished sixth in the nation and stunned … …

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PTBN College Football 2014: The Pac-12

Somewhere between Jameis Winston and the end of the SEC’s national title streak, the PAC-12 quietly had an outstanding year. There’s no debate about it, the PAC-12 is the second best conference in college football and as a whole, the PAC-12 is well within the … …

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United States World Cup Post-Mortem

For the past month, the United States was caught up in World Cup fever, as the regularly scheduled “has soccer arrived in America” narrative took over the airwaves, millions of fans watched the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) defy the odds and advance to … …

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World Cup 2014: United States Men’s National Team

On Monday, the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) landed in Sao Paulo, a week before their opener against Ghana. It’s easy to say this is the most important World Cup in American history, because, every World Cup is ideally the most important World Cup … …

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Preview: Groups G&H

 

It’s that time. Oh when the Yanks, come marching in…well, sorry, but the in-depth preview for the good guys will not be included in this preview. Instead, I’ve devoted my efforts into giving the Americans their own, unique, stand alone preview for World Cup 2014. … …

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2014 World Cup Preview: Groups E&F

One of the most interesting things about the World Cup every four years, is it gives us a chance to see international sides we’ve likely never seen before.  This will certainly be the case for groups E&F. The groups aren’t without household names, however, as Group … …

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2014 World Cup Preview: Groups C & D

As we edge closer to the world’s biggest spectacle, it’s time to continue our preview of the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Today, we’re looking at groups C&D. These groups have it all, South American upstarts looking to make a splash, … …

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2014 World Cup Preview: Groups A & B

The World Cup is less than a month away, and as Brazil prepares its country to host the festivities, the field prepares its teams; all have begun the process of trimming down their rosters to the final 23-man squads that will board the plane to Rio. … …

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