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Jack Murphy

Is NASCAR Really a Sport? 151

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Jack Murphy
  • April 24, 2012, 8:20 PM

As the race cars set up at the starting line, each and every driver feels the adrenaline rush of waiting for the green flag to wave. As the awaited moment finally comes, the cars speed off like 4-year-olds after an ice cream truck. The crowd screams as their favorite car takes off. NASCAR is fun to watch, but is this activity really a sport?

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Ally Minker

Red Sox Bat Girl for a Day! 119

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  • Posted by: Ally Minker
  • April 20, 2012, 9:55 AM

With baseball season starting, everyone is hoping to make it to at least one of their team’s games. Just sitting in the stands and cheering for the team that you love can be a special and memorable experience. But on April 1, I got to do something even better—something once in a lifetime!

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Sam Allred

College Football Needs a Playoff System 53

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Sam Allred
  • April 19, 2012, 1:14 PM

College football is one of the most popular sports in the nation. However, every year, many fans get to bowl season and have a bad feeling because they don't think the right teams are playing for the championship. The BCS currently uses a confusing system to choose the teams that play in the championship. More »

Jamie Kelley

It's Time for Technology to Help Soccer Referees 59

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Jamie Kelley
  • April 13, 2012, 2:26 PM

In the 2010 World Cup, when England was playing Germany, Frank Lampard of England took a shot from outside the 18-yard box. The ball floated over the goalkeeper’s head and into the goal, but the spin on the ball made it bounce out of the goal, where Germany’s goalkeeper quickly pounced on it. The referees said no goal. More »

Jack Murphy

The Art of the Dunk 105

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Jack Murphy
  • April 13, 2012, 10:13 AM

With a chorus singing “I Believe I Can Fly” at midcourt, Los Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin sprints toward the Kia Optima parked in front of the hoop. In one mighty leap, Griffin clears the car and smashes down the official Sprite Slam Dunk Contest ball that teammate Baron Davis alley-oops to him through the open sunroof. What a dunk! More »

Andrew Goldstein

Around the Board: Random Observations About the NFL Draft 53

  • Kid Reporter
  • Posted by: Andrew Goldstein
  • April 6, 2012, 10:35 AM

Even though I’m on a run of three straight football columns, I’d almost feel like my time writing for SI KIDS would be incomplete if I didn’t do my yearly draft column. The NFL Draft combines wild exaggeration, hypothetical scenarios, and Chris Berman into one huge event, and naturally I couldn’t miss writing about it. Either way, this will be the last football column for a little while unless Gregg Williams is seen sneaking into Roger Goodell’s office with a crowbar. So, without further ado, here are some random observations about the NFL Draft. More »

Gary Gramling

The NFL has New Uniforms! 153

Yes, the big day was yesterday. The day when Nike changed everything by unveiling the new NFL uniforms (Reebok had been making them).

And as you can see, they… look exactly the same. I asked the Gearhead what he thought. He said “Well, they have two holes to put your arms through. And another hole where your neck goes.”

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