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Sports Betting
Last Word Staff - Oct 14, 2018

DraftKings Case Study There’s a feature in the Draftkings app that’s worth scrolling down to find. On the apps’ home screen, look for a link to “Average Results.” According to Draftkings, within the last week, 70% of all players that drafted a roster lost more money than they won. A majority of games on that site […]


Jarrett Middleton - Jan 23, 2016

Reflecting on my love for Minor League Baseball.

Bilal Vakani - Jan 20, 2016

It was a bitterly cold day in Toronto. It took a free ticket, the luxury of driving from my underground parking lot to the underground parking lot at the Toronto International Boat Show, but I went.

Oscar O'Mara - Dec 16, 2015

Much has been written in the past, much has been said, but little has been done in football to address issues of sexuality. In the twenty-first century there are many forms of sexuality – as there are genders – spanning well-defined labels such as heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual, and lesser known terms such as pansexual […]

Gabe Weeden - Nov 18, 2015

A warning to all sports card collecting aficionados about why one person in the hobby by the name of Third Base Cards is a scam and should be avoided.

Oscar O'Mara - Nov 5, 2015

An Enduring Love Affair with My Local Football Team Having parked up in what was then called The Harlequin, a seven-year-old boy took the half mile walk down Watford High Street towards Vicarage Road along with thousands of other fans. On the surface it was nothing special; the nights were long, the weather was dreary, […]

Gabe Weeden - Oct 30, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.  While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it also gets […]

Gabe Weeden - Oct 29, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.  While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it also gets […]

Gabe Weeden - Oct 28, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.  While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it also gets […]

Gabe Weeden - Oct 27, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.  While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it also gets […]

Gabe Weeden - Oct 26, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next additions.  However, while many know of the more popular destinations such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.   While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it […]

Oscar O'Mara - Oct 16, 2015

As the nights draw in, as the leaves start to fall, as the frost covers the ground, there is a population of humanity that thrive in such conditions. The summer is not their friend. It destroys all that they care for, the heat acts as a temptress for different allures, but this population know where […]

James Allcott - Oct 2, 2015

Editors Note: As our regular readers know, Last Word on Sports is always looking for new and innovative ways to bring our readers the best in sports coverage.  Today we bring you a video podcast from our new podcast partners, Great Touch For A Big Lad, who cover all the goings on in the English […]

Russ McKenzie Wood - Sep 18, 2015

(Podcast) – Tonight, Matt, Russ, and Ty take a look back at American soccer history with soccer maven Steve Holroyd, of Philly Soccer Page. They look back nearly a century when the American Soccer league were poaching top players from Europe, and Bethlehem Steel FC walked the earth creating their own footballing dynasty right here […]

Russ McKenzie Wood - Sep 4, 2015

(PODCAST) – Tonight, Last Word Soccer Club Radio celebrates it’s first anniversary in style! First, Matt and Russ have a chat with Matt Jordan, VP and General Manager of the Houston Dynamo. Jordan talks about Cubo’s impact at the club, as well as Targeted Allocation Money, analytics, player development in Houston, and more! Then, Portland […]

Gabe Weeden - Aug 24, 2015

Almost any sports card collector can tell you that online is where most of us do our shopping whether it is for singles, boxes, or break spots. The internet offers several advantages that local card shops do not, such as being open 24/7, an almost unlimited inventory, cheaper prices, and the ability to really narrow […]



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Last Word Staff - Oct 14, 2018

The logos donned by football teams represent their history and are riddled with esoteric messages filled with hidden meanings. Many fans remain unaware that the symbol of their favourite team’s crest tells its own story. What does it mean when a particular animal is the highlight of a logo? Similarly, what’s the deal with the […]

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Eddie Davey - Oct 14, 2018

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]

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Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Oct 14, 2018

It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

Premier League
Last Word Staff - Oct 14, 2018

Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]

Bruno Lage
Tom Cunningham, Editor - Oct 14, 2018

Not many fans knew the name Bruno Lage before he stepped foot in the Wolverhampton Wanderers technical area in the summer; nobody really knew what to expect. In all honesty, it all felt a bit ironic that once again, Wolves were turning to the Portuguese to oversee a change in fortune. It all felt a […]

sportsbooks
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Oct 14, 2018

Caesars is one of the biggest brands in the world of gambling and its online foray – with a sportsbook – is not too far off in terms of being perfect. The sportsbook from Caesars is available in different parts of the United States. After initially beginning its operations in the states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, […]

harry kane transfer latest
Matt Lee, Dept Manager - Oct 14, 2018

This summer, the Harry Kane transfer saga was one of the biggest stories with the star Tottenham Hotspur striker eyeing a move away from his boyhood club after their continuous decline since reaching the Champions League final in 2019. Kane, 28, made his intentions clear that he wanted to leave with champions Manchester City heavily […]

Tottenham Hotspur new era
Declan Wiseman, Editor - Oct 14, 2018

Another Tottenham Hotspur new era beckons, with another manager axed and new man in the hot seat. Spurs are a team in transition once again, which all started with the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. He came so close to achieving glory that it shattered the squad in the process.  Many of the 2016/7 squad that […]