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The Mark Knudson Column: Purple Reign – Destiny’s Darlings Will Get Cosmic Payback By Being First To Host Super Bowl

By Mark Knudson                @MarkKnudson41               Special to WoodyPaige.com By now, all football fans know that in 51 tries, no NFL team has ever hosted the Super Bowl. A handful have come close, although none have come any closer than the 2017 (-’18)...

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The Mark Knudson Column: No More Miracles – This Olympic Hockey Tournament Should Draw A Penalty

By Mark Knudson                @MarkKnudson41               Special to WoodyPaige.com If you were alive and aware in February of 1980, you witnessed the single greatest moment in sports history. The “Miracle on Ice” – The Olympic hockey team representing the United...

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The Mark Knudson Column: The Year In PREview – What 2018 Has In Store For Sports Fans

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com January 8th, Atlanta: Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield throws three touchdown passes and runs for another has Oklahoma, seeded second in the four-team College Football Play-off takes down...

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The Mark Knudson Column: In Defense Of The New York Yankees – Championship Teams Are Most Often Built, Not Often Purchased

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com The New York Yankees are the greatest franchise in Major League Baseball history – even Boston Red Sox fans can’t argue that. With 27 World Series championships, they’re the ultimate baseball winners –...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Hit – What Does The NFL Do To Make Fans And Players Happy?

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com The National Football League is in a quandary. Ratings are down. Injuries are up. What used to be a “must-see” highlight reel hit is now grounds for a penalty…or worse. The players are confused…and so...

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The Buddy Martin Column: The Mullens Are Bringing That Old-Time Family Feeling Back To Gainesville

By BUDDY MARTIN     @TheBuddyShow     Special to WoodyPaige.com Florida fans can exhale now – and be thankful that it’s so much greater to be a Gator than a Vol right now — not to mention a Seminole. Hard to believe it hasn’t even been a week since Gator Nation felt...

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The Buddy Martin Column: So Long Mac. And Thanks. But Looking Back, It Never Really Was A Good Fit

By BUDDY MARTIN     @BuddyShow     Special to WoodyPaige.com                            Jim McElwain was not the right coach. It almost felt like he was a Nick Saban Wannabe in a Gator costume. For a while he fooled himself - fooled all of us, including me. His tenure...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Searching for “Quarterback U?” – The NFL Should Look Elsewhere To Develop Young QB Talent

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com For many years, Penn State was known as “Linebacker U” because the program consistently produced high quality NFL linebacker talent, from Jack Ham to Shane Conlon to Lavar Arrington and Tamba Hali. The...

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The Buddy Martin Column: There Will Be A Game Saturday At Everbank Field Anyway, Despite Lack Of Interest

By BUDDY MARTIN     @BuddyShow     Special to WoodyPaige.com                             Memo to the Florida Gators football team: Don’t bother going to Jacksonville on Saturday. Just drop by Fed Ex and mail it in. You don’t think for a minute the 92nd (or 93rd?)...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Stand up, Sit Down, Fight Fight Fight – A New Stance On Anthem Protests By NFL Would Have Far Reaching Effects

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com We in the sports media are continually told we should “stick to sports.” That’s pretty much impossible these days, isn’t it? We have a President who likes to pick fights. He does it to feed his ego,...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Popping The Corks…And More Corks…And More Corks – MLB’s Champagne Celebrations Have Gone Too Far

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com Too much of a good thing. No, not Major League Baseball’s post season games. They’re riveting. Baseball has the best post season going and it’s not even close. Starting with a de facto Game Seven,...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Are The Cheaters Done Prospering? There’s An Easy Way To Fix College Basketball

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com Perhaps there’s a Tsunami coming…or perhaps when the confetti settles, college basketball won’t look that much different than it did last week. It’s too early to tell. What’s most likely to happen...

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The Mark Knudson Column: See You In September – Stanton? Blackmon? Goldschmidt? Arenado? NL MVP Will Be Decided Down The Stretch

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com If the Major League Baseball season ended today, the voting for the Most Valuable Player in the American League would be easy. Houston's Jose Altuve would be the runaway choice, based both on his stat...

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The Mark Knudson Column: How Many Top 25 College Football Teams Would Trevor Siemian Start For Today? Not Very Many

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com Comparisons between professional and college football are plentiful, even if they often get ridiculous – like the notion that the best college team could compete with and even defeat the worst...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Power Six Wannabes – 2017 Needs To Be A Huge Season for Colorado State and Mountain West Football

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com Imagine being a fly on the wall in the offices of the Mountain West conference when the folks there first saw the pictures of American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco standing at a podium in...

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The Mark Knudson Column: Calling On The Hoosiers, Huskers and Sun Devils – Where Have These Blue Blood College Programs Gone?…And Why?

By MARK KNUDSON     @MarkKnudson41     Special to WoodyPaige.com According to the Urban Dictionary, the term “Blue Blood” derives from the Medieval belief in Europe (among other places) that the blood of the royalty and nobility was blue; since the royal family and...

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