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US Sports Most Homophobic in Six English-Speaking Countries: Report

May 20th, 2015 at 10:11 AM
By Sports Media 101

Society in general might be expected to be more open and tolerant these days, with homosexuals suffering less repercussions by the year – but this seems not to be true for sports (team sports in special) in the United States, a recent study cited by Reuters states. The survey, covering amateur team sports in The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland, has found that the homophobia is worse in the United States as in any other of the covered countries, and much more acute in sports teams than in any other part of the society. All over the world the public subjects LGBT athletes to slurs – even if you just sit aside and play your favourite casino games at www.europalace.com you must have encountered similar expressions of hatred yourself.

The report is published a year and a half after Michael Sam has come out as the first openly gay player in the National Football League. His coming out and maintaining his sports career have sparked protests at the 2014 Cotton Bowl ceremony, where he was supposed to accept the championship trophy – activists and even the Westboro Baptist Church (which is widely considered a hate group) protesting his appearance.

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Draftees Who Could Make an Early Difference

May 19th, 2015 at 4:46 PM
By Sports Media 101

With the NFL Draft behind them, teams are now building their rosters to head into training camp at the end of the summer. This year’s draft was one of the most hyped in history with two outstanding quarterbacks heading this year’s class. While Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota were likely to be picked 1 and 2 from the start, there was a whirl of speculation about possible trades and a possible crazy first round; there was none of that.

The first round ended up going pretty smooth: Winston went to the Bucs and Mariota to the Titans, and only a few trades happened later in the round. Winston and Mariota will now be trusted with being the face of an NFL franchise, which will be the subject of great speculation throughout the season. In addition to the quarterbacks taken, there are other first rounders who could make an impact early at both the wide receiver and running back positions.

With all the questions surrounding this year’s draft, fans will be craving the NFL by the time it starts back up, and luckily the league is more accessible than it has ever been.

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Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 21st, 2014 at 1:08 PM
By Dan Benton

Every NFL fan dreams of seeing their team in the Super Bowl and now you can check that off your bucket list with the help of Ticketscore.com. They have a system in place to get you to the biggest games for a fixed weekly buy-in price; and when your team goes to the Super Bowl, you will be there to root them on at an extreme discount.

Typically, TicketScore can get you to the Super Bowl with savings between 70% and 90% off the market price. That means you can score tickets to the biggest games (not just the Super Bowl) for a fraction of the cost and be a part of your favorite team’s history.

TicketScore works in three easy ways. First, you will pick your favorite team and the championship game you want to go to. Next, you will buy-in at a low weekly price over the course of the full season. Lastly, you can go to the Super Bowl when your team makes it at no additional ticket cost.

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What Jake Long’s Knee Injury Means for the St. Louis Rams Off Season Plans

December 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM
By Chuck Chapman

The St. Louis Rams closed out their home schedule with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The win showcased the Rams young talent with Stedman Bailey scoring his first touchdown and Robert Quinn setting the franchise single season sack record. On top of that, the Washington Redskins, whose first round pick the Rams own, lost to Dallas, assuring the Rams of picking no worse than second overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Not everything was rosy on Sunday, however. Left tackle Jake Long went down in the first quarter with what is most likely a torn ACL. While Long's injury will have little impact on the one remaining game in 2013, it could have far-reaching effects as the Rams head into the off season and prepare for 2014.

Long's injury doesn't necessarily jeopardize his career. He's not a player who makes his living off of his speed and ability to make quick lateral cuts. Assuming a normal rehab process, Long should be ready to go, if not in preseason, by the beginning of the 2014 season. That's no guarantee, however, and long will be entering his seventh NFL season in 2014. He's definitely on the downward side of his physical peak in NFL terms.

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St. Louis Rams Hope to Embrace Rare Role as Favorites

December 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 AM
By Chuck Chapman

The St. Louis Rams haven't entered many games in 2013 as favorites. Sunday's home finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will mark only the fourth time in 15 outings the Rams have been favored. St. Louis won two of the past three, beating Arizona on opening day and dispatching the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Their last outing, however, was a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans. That loss came on the heels of a valiant effort against Seattle the week before. The Rams' defense controlled the powerful Seahawks and Zac Stacy had emerged as an offensive threat. That's what made their lackluster effort against Tennessee that much more disappointing.

St. Louis is coming off one of the season's best efforts, a thrashing last Sunday of the New Orleans Saints. To give their fans at the Edward Jones Dome a proper send off for 2013 and carry some momentum into next season, the Rams will have to accomplish the following:

1. Get off to a good start. St. Louis let the Titans get off to an early lead and then never put them away when they had the chance. The Rams need to come out of the gate fast against an improving Tampa Bay squad and kill their spirit.

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