August 11, 2017

The Case for Promotion and Relegation in the U.S. Soccer League System   Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will join Major League Soccer beginning in the 2018 season, and a Miami-based David Beckham-owned club will become the 24th MLS club shortly thereafter pending a finalized stadium plan. MLS commissioner Don Garber has also announced that […]

August 10, 2017

The Mobile Ticket Revolution in Miami The Miami Heat will be the first NBA team to completely eliminate the use of paper tickets, this according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Beginning next season, fans will only be able to enter AmericanAirlines Arena via mobile ticket entry with their smartphones. I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry: […]

August 10, 2017

College Football Season Preview – Part Two: PROMOTION   It has been quite an interesting week in college football-land. UCLA QB Josh Rosen is getting the lion’s share of the attention for comments made during a Bleacher Report interview in which he stated: “Look, football and school don’t go together. They just don’t. Trying to […]

August 9, 2017

What Ever Happened to Baseball Movies?   I can’t tell you the last time I went to a movie theater. I don’t get wrapped up in the summer blockbusters. I couldn’t care any less about the superhero film universe–especially when Hollywood just reboots and ret-cons everything ten years later anyway. It’s spend big, earn big […]

August 9, 2017

And we’re off! …Finally. When I began developing The Benchmob, I wanted to create more than your typical sports and pop-culture content engine. What you see today is a website—but hopefully one that is a more readable, more navigable, better organized, and a more coherent experience than others like it. Anyone can write. Everyone has opinions. […]

August 8, 2017

  Over the years we’ve learned many valuable Westerosi lessons: Avoid the pies in Riverrun. Don’t let your guard down in Braavosi brothels. Keep Olenna Tyrell away from the booze at your parties. And most importantly, “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.” We lost Ned Head, Momma Stark, and […]

August 7, 2017

The Office: Ranking Jim’s 30 Best Pranks on Dwight, Part One (30-16)   Pranks. The best part of The Office, hands down. Jim Halpert spent nine seasons giving Dwight Schrute hell. There were diaper macros, magic beans, NCIS auditions, CIA recruiters, vending machines, garden parties, tear-away suits, and Jell-O molds. Dwight’s desk was replaced with Legos, […]

August 6, 2017

The Office: Ranking Jim’s 30 Best Pranks on Dwight, Part Two (15 to 1)   Continued from Part 1. 15. Jim convinces Dwight that it’s Friday when it’s really Thursday. Jim realizes that Dwight thinks it’s Friday (it’s really Thursday) after he comments that he won’t be seeing Jim “tomorrow or Sunday.” Jim and Pam […]

August 6, 2017

How the WWE Can Disrupt the Entire Sports Industry Last year, the National Football League experimented by letting Twitter livestream ten Thursday night games. This year, pro football will continue the test, but will switch it up slightly: Amazon has bought the rights to the league’s streaming package, and will offer the games for free to […]

August 5, 2017

Leading with the Heart An essay on Friday Night Lights and the search for pure football, from West Texas to Northeastern Pennsylvania   I didn’t grow up in Dillon, Texas. When it comes to social strata in American schools, life has no recourse but to imitate, if not art, then at least a CW teen drama. […]

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