#Football

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

Turning Brazil's Loss into a Teachable Moment for Kids

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

While the players and fans from Brazil mourned their brutal loss, my son shared the same feelings of defeat. From his folded arms, sulky stare and giant pout -- he was clearly angry about the unfortunate outcome. My son's passionate reaction to the Brazil upset made me reflect on how difficult learning to lose gracefully can be for kids -- and even parents, too.

Watching the World Cup Is Shortening Your Life Span

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

With the competition in full swing, millions spend hours sitting in front of TVs and computer screens, while their teams engage in grueling matches. Even if you discount all the drinking and snacking that typically comes with watching games on television, the fact that people sit for extended periods of time is disconcerting enough.

FIFA Attracts Racist Fans and Migrant Soccer Stars

Dana Wagner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

In any place where race is tied to wealth, as it is almost everywhere, the stadium will likely look vastly different from the average neighbourhood. Clubs needs to invest in better representing the community in the stadium for their claim to be a true site of integration and inclusion. One way to do this is by changing ticket pricing and distribution.

NFL Cheerleaders Are Ra-Ra-Raging Over Labour Laws

Gal's Got Game | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Business
Gal's Got Game

Give me an F! E! D! and a U! and a P! They're a big part of the game day experience but NFL cheerleaders are no longer keeping to the sidelines when it comes to their treatment on and off the field. Multiple former NFL cheerleaders have come forward in 2014 to tell their stories -- often in the form of lawsuits -- of harsh working conditions, peanuts for pay, and demeaning behaviour rules.

Super Bowl Food Fight! Nachos vs. Wings

Kristin Wiens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

We are pitting these dishes mano a mano in their most traditional forms. The classic hot wings... and the nachos =.

WATCH: Kittens Play Football, Cuteness Ensues

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada TV

With the Super Bowl approaching, everyone is gearing up for a championship football game of epic proportions. The heart-stopping plays, the crushing h...

Why School Music Programs Should Get Instagram and Garage Band

Wes Marskell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

For music programs to stay and to continue being relevant, they need to be modernized. In a perfect world, students would have access to computers with recording capabilities and music editing software so they could learn to edit, produce and mix. We need to understand how music and careers in the arts have changed and find ways to teach classes that reflect this ever-shifting landscape.

It's Not Just About Football

Erin Chrusch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Erin Chrusch

You may have heard that there was a football game being played in Regina this weekend. Tens of thousands of fans descend upon Mosaic Stadium to cheer on the home team at Taylor Field. There might have been people there cheering for the other team, but I'll go out on a short limb and say they were a minority.

Fandemonium: Canadians Are Crazy For Football

Gal's Got Game | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

While many NFL fans might consider it bush league, CFL fans argue Canadian football provides a more interesting and quicker game. One thing cannot be denied -- CFL fans may be the most loyal fans in Canada. It's time to evaluate CFL fandemonium in the run up to the Grey Cup.

Don't Worry About It - It's Just a Game

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

"Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man presents his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the e...

How Sports Heroes Become Punchlines

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o became punchlines on late-night talk shows and social media this week -- Armstrong for his two-part confessional with Oprah Winfrey and Te'o for apparently having been a part (unwittingly, or otherwise) of a huge hoax. We laugh, but these stories are honestly more sad and sick, than funny. They are drawn from the deep, dark well of black humour.

Do Dirty Tactics Equal Leadership in the NFL?

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

The unwritten rule in the NFL is that when players take a knee with the game conceivably out of reach, the other team backs down and lets them. But when the New York Giants Quarterback, Eli Manning, went to kneel down and run out the clock he instead got tripped up by a Buccaneers defensive lineman because the Buccaneers' coach insists that his teams play until the final whistle. Was this a true display of leadership?

PBR Bowl: Putting the "Big F" Back in Sports

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In an age where The Big F (ah, that's Fun) is seemingly being siphoned out of sports by avarice and idiocy and egos, it's nice to hear the down-home story of the Hembry and Babbitt boys of Emerson, Iowa (population 430), young (and not-so-young) men determined to put The Big F back into sport.

SavvyMom Roundup: Train Wreck Edition

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. The local news captivated me with football, mayorality disgrace, stolen toys and Justin Bieber's wardrobe malfunctions. All train wrecks.

Six Winning Wines to Toast the Grey Cup

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Erin and Courtney Henderson

If you're a wine lover and a sports fan, don't hide behind a bucket of beer this Sunday. No, shout it loud and proud with a great local wine to support the home team. We've lined up a few great bottles for our Grey Cup celebration that will work with spicy, salty, meaty and greasy fare.

The Soccer Team Whose Fans Call the Shots

Andy Juniper | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business
Andy Juniper

I think the Seattle Sounders -- the super successful soccer club -- is on to something. The Sounders have decided to not only listen to their fans, but to take it one step farther and allow their faithful flock to decide the fate of the club's General Manager, Adrian Hanauer, via a vote. I know what you're thinking: how on Earth did they conjure up this cockamamie scheme?

The NFL's Always Had a Referee Problem

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Okay, so the NFL replacement refs are terrible. Missed calls everywhere. Questionable holding penalties that have decided games. Let's be real here: as awful as it's been, it's always been terrible. How many years have you sat on your couch and screamed at the TV because those Foot Locker employees missed an obvious penalty? How terrible are referees, in general, and across all sports?

Will a Soccer Match Decide Greece's EU Fate?

Diane Francis | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

Greeks will watch the Euro 2012 soccer match between their country and Russia before going to the polls on June 17. If the Greeks lose, the country will vote to stay in the Eurozone. If they win, all bets are off. But, like football, forecasting is impossible (unless the games are rigged) which means that anything can happen. Here are three possible scenarios.

You Know About Soccer Because of TSN

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

We stand on the verge of another sure to be historical event. The thousands who gathered in the streets to wave the flags and scream and shout, this tradition that started with a great street party on St. Clair in Toronto in 1982, it was all a result of what people saw on TV. Soccer is now regarded as a valuable sports property. But all of this came from very humble beginnings.

More at Stake at the 2012 Euro Cup Than Just a Trophy

Andrew Cooper | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Most athletes see themselves as the first victims of sporting boycotts, as their opportunity for reward suffers. But their combination of high visibility and lows costs makes them the ideal social platform on which to protest.

Beckham Coming To Montreal

CBC | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada

More than 60,000 fans are expected to turn out for Saturday's soccer match between the Montreal Impact and L.A. Galaxy, starring David Be...

Zambia's Extra Sweet Win

Ryan Doyle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada
Ryan Doyle

Sunday as Kalusha Bwalya held the African Cup, he wasn't just celebrating the Zambian team's soccer victory. The head of soccer in the country shared the victory with his former teammates, the ones who died in a 1993 plane crash he fatefully missed.

Why Toronto Needs the Super Bowl (Oh, and an NFL Team)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Not only could you guarantee the NFL that all of Ontario would be behind you, and not only would you lap up a significant portion of Canadians that would root for the country's only NFL team, but you're talking about putting an NFL franchise in a city that accounts for one seventh of its entire country.

'Super Scarves' For The Super Bowl

CP | Rick Callahan, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Style

NDIANAPOLIS - An army of knitters, crocheters and weavers has created more than 13,000 blue-and-white scarves to help keep Super Bowl volunteers warm ...