Everyone knows a Sports Fan like Alex

Everyone knows a Sports Fan like Alex

Everyone knows a person like Alex Johnson. Alex was a die-hard sports fan for their whole lives. Alex rooted for the home teams, cheered loudly, and never missed a game. Alex loved the postgame fireworks and confetti, thought the pregame flyovers were super neato, and always buys the latest authentic NFL uniforms for special causes […]

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 The NBA Calls Time Out on Sports

The NBA Calls Time Out on Sports

I want to open both from the “I perspective” and with the acknowledgment that: this is not a typical “Belly Up” type of piece. Belly Up is a fun site that many of us check after work, after that morning meeting, or first thing in the morning when we’re delaying getting started on work. It’s […]

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 Mascot Madness – Wake Forest

Mascot Madness – Wake Forest

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language. Names we use to refer to schools, mascots, buildings, and team names carry weight. Changing them is definitely […]

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 0-2 Hard

0-2 Hard

We’ve seen it time after time in the history of the NBA, and you’ve probably seen the stat thrown across a screen several times a game for each of the Game 2’s this week. “Only 27 teams have ever come back from down 0-2 in any series, so splitting the first two is super important […]

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 Things We Learned in the NBA Seeding Games

Things We Learned in the NBA Seeding Games

Since the NBA announced the plans to restart in Orlando, they’ve been keenly set on a set of 8-seeding games. Functionally, they set the playoff bracket. Teams jostled for position, including some teams actually playing their way into the NBA playoffs. Practically, they served as games that were both meaningful and a warm-up. Sure, there […]

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 College Football Lesson from Mack

College Football Lesson from Mack

In the fall of 2005, it appeared that the USC Trojan college football dynasty was on the way to becoming the best of all time. Matt Lineart was coming off of his Heisman trophy winning season, Reggie Bush was entering his, and the Trojans were coming off of claiming two BCS National Championships.  Pete Carroll […]

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 Mascot Madness: University of Oklahoma

Mascot Madness: University of Oklahoma

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language. More specifically, the names we use to refer to schools, mascots, buildings, and team names carry weight. Changing […]

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 Boston’s Real MVP: The Barbershop

Boston’s Real MVP: The Barbershop

Just a couple of weeks ago, the NBA was in the news when they added a barbershop to the Orlando bubble for the restart. The barbershop looked eerily similar to the NBA 2K barbershop, where NBA 2K My Player characters go to change up their hair. The shop itself has two chairs and a bench, […]

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 What Comes Next for Mike Golic, Sr.?

What Comes Next for Mike Golic, Sr.?

As you woke up this morning to head to work, you may have noticed when you turned on ESPN radio the voices seemed a little different… In large part because there were different voices. Several ESPN personalities had their contracts expire on August 1st, and last month the network announced a revamped lineup starting on […]

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 #NBATwitter Lessons From the Pandemic

#NBATwitter Lessons From the Pandemic

Now that basketball is back, there is no happier base than #NBATwitter. Every pro sports league has a Twittersphere. Twitter offers a cool voice of “the people.” Anyone with internet access can create an account and throw their thoughts into the ethos in 280 characters, images, or short videos. #NFLTwitter, #UFCTwitter, and #MLBTwitter all offer […]

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 Houston Rockets: Bubble Preview

Houston Rockets: Bubble Preview

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and join The Belly Up Sports NBA Bubble Contest. It’s free to play and you can guess how many different Rockets take the opening tip, and so much more. The winner […]

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 Mascot Madness: Old NBA Franchises

Mascot Madness: Old NBA Franchises

In 2020, we are seeing athletes, sponsors, and fans ask their sports teams and universities to make a real change to their image across the sports landscape. One easy, simplistic way to begin that change is through language and imagery. Changing a name may be a tangible step in moving in the right direction both […]

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 Utah Jazz Bubble Preview

Utah Jazz Bubble Preview

Do you want to make some predictions on the NBA bubble seeding games? Download PropMe from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and join The Belly Up Sports NBA Bubble Contest. It’s free to play and you can guess how many times Rudy Gobert’s COVID diagnosis will be mentioned in the Jazz’sJuly 30th […]

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