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Win McNamee, Getty Images
Win McNamee, Getty Images

Mike Ditka Is Right, The ‘Redskins’ Name Needs to Remain

They have been the Washington Redskins since 1932, and now there is once again a movement to change the National Football League’s team nickname because it is offensive to many Native Americans.

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Mike McGinnis, Getty Images
Mike McGinnis, Getty Images

It’s Football Tailgate Time! Who Has the Best Tailgate Parties, QHS or QND? [Poll]

It's hard to believe that we are approaching the end of August and the beginning of football season. With kickoffs coming up, let the tailgating begin! Quincy High School Blue Devil fans and Quincy Notre Dame Raider fans will be firing up those grills prior to games this fall, but who tailgates better?

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Doug Pennsinger, Getty Images
Doug Pennsinger, Getty Images

Hey Sports Fans, Can you Answer These Questions?

I consider myself to be well versed when it comes to sports, but there are a few things that I just don't understand. If you are a real sports fan maybe you can answer these questions, because I can't.  

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Jamie Squires, Getty Images
Jamie Squires, Getty Images

Big Dog’s Super Bowl Wrap Up

Super Bowl XLVIII will go down as one of the most uneventful Super Bowls of all time. The halftime show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers had more energy than the players did for sure. Even the flyover of military helicopters was late. Perhaps Governor Chris Christie shut down a flying lane.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

‘Omaha’ Could Easily have Been ‘Hannibal’ or ‘Quincy’

If you watched last weekend's Denver-San Diego football game you had to have noticed Bronco Quarterback Peyton Manning dancing around behind the downed Bronco offensive line.  As part of his doing that he would call out the plays and signals to snap the football and quite often he would yell out "Omaha" as part of the process.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Are You Not Attending Games Because the Fans Around You Are Unruly?

I wasn't able to attend an NFL game this year as I have in the past, but in talking to those of my friends who have attended games, they are losing interest in going simply because of the fans they have to sit near. 

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Pat Smith, Big Ten Conference Webpage
Pat Smith, Big Ten Conference Webpage

Quincy Place Kicker Pat Smith Wins Big Ten Honor

Former Quincy Notre Dame and current Nebraska senior place-kicker Pat Smith has been named the Big Ten Conference special teams player of the week, the conference announced today. Smith was honored after kicking the game-tying and game-winning field goals in Nebraska’s 23-20 overtime win at Penn State last Saturday.

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Hinkamper and Sims
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Two Local People from Hannibal and Quincy on ESPN Wednesday Night

My television will be set on ESPN Wednesday night as they will televise the Ball State-Northern Illinois University football game. Not only is this game featuring two teams with 9 victories each and 6-0 conference records this season, but two local people will featured in the game. NIU's kicker is Mathew Sims, formerly of the Hannibal Pirates. Former Quincy Notre Dame running back Ric Hinkamper will be the officiating the game as a Line Judge.

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QHS Football Team, QHS Webpage
QHS Football Team, QHS Webpage

Quincy Blue Devil Football Tickets Are on Sale Now

Tickets went on sale this morning for Saturday's Quincy-New Lenox Providence Class 6A second-round playoff game. The Quincy Blue Devils, are coming off of their first ever post season football victory after beating Rock Island last Saturday on the road

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Man Tasers Wife Over Bears-Packers Game

If you ever go to Instant Replay in Quincy to watch the NFL games on the various TV's on Sunday afternoon it becomes quite obvious that people can get passionate about their favorite team.   Hopefully, no one will be a crazy as this couple was.

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