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Coming Attractions: MCO 465

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Here’s why you should take my Sports & Media course at Arizona State University.

My 111 students saw this trailer for the first time last night. They applauded at the end. That was cool.

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August 28th, 2012 at 7:08 am

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A Message From Mitt!

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Mail from Mitt Romney
What happens when a former Republican gets mail from Mitt Romney? Find out after the jump.
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August 14th, 2012 at 8:52 am

I Gotta Be Meme

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August 9th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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New York, New York

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Looks like it was quite the ordeal for whatever intern is responsible for content on the front page of a major metropolitan newspaper as well.

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August 3rd, 2012 at 7:58 am

So, Yeah, This Should Go Well

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A typical UFL crowd.

The United Football League finally announced it will have a 2012 season and published its schedule yesterday. So, it’s all good, right?

See if you think these clips from three of the four cities in the league have anything in common.

From the Review-Journal in Las Vegas, home to the twice-champion Locomotives:

“There is a four-team league, a national TV contract and a schedule, announced Wednesday. Now all the Locomotives need is a place to play their fourth United Football League season and players to represent them on the field, wherever that field might be.”

From the Sacramento Bee, noting the return of the Mountain Lions:

“They don’t have a head coach, a roster or a home field, but the Mountain Lions of the United Football League are scheduled to play their first game of the 2012 season on the road against the Las Vegas Locomotives on Wednesday, Sept. 19.”

From the World-Herald in Omaha, where the Nighthawks have been one of the (relative) success stories in the short life of the UFL:

“The Omaha Nighthawks have a schedule. Now, all they need is a coach, a place to play, some players, a support staff and somewhere to sell tickets. Then they’ll be ready to open their United Football League season.”

So, basically, six weeks out and three-quarters of the league has no place to play (among other things, though you can always find players and coaches). That’s not troubling at all, right? I mean, they’re on TV, and they’re playing on (shades of the old WFL) Wednesday and Friday nights so as not to conflict with college or NFL football. That’s all you need, right?

No, that’s not all you need.

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August 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 am

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