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Buying Tickets for Live Events is Awful: While We’re Waiting…

The market for buying tickets for sports and other live events is dysfunctional, miserable, and unjust to fans everywhere. What exactly is wrong with it, and can anything be done to fix it?

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General

The Sports Apparel Manifesto: While We’re Waiting…

Introducing the Sports Apparel Manifesto, delineating the rules of what fans can and can’t wear to support their teams throughout the year.

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Browns

North Coast to West Coast

Bump! What? I’m awake. Is this the earthquake I’ve long been told is coming? Is my apartment being excavated for natural resources? Is this a Transformer attack? Bu-bump! Quick patdown. No signs of physical injury or leaking organs. I hear Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks bleating beautifully and what I think is an electric clavichord

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Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers, instant nostalgia, and studying sports fans

One of the things that I’m most interested in as a sports fan is the study of sports fandom. In practice, that means never-ending analysis of us as a group, other cities and their sports fans, and also the most insular type of audit, of the guy I see in the mirror. (When I see

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Indians

Are You In the Tribe? Part 1: Different Strokes for Different Folks

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about the Indians, and it got me thinking.  Let me re-imagine it for you: Friend: The Indians stink. Me: Well actually, right now, they don’t.  It’s the off-season. Nobody stinks in November.  They’ll be tied with the Yankees for the next five months or

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