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7 Steps of Acceptance in the Hobby

By Kelly Burrington aka yazfan71

Well, I started this as a reply to an article that I had read on here and I didn’t want to seem like I was hijacking the very well written article, so I decided to just make this its own separate thread.


Now, I can only speak from my experiences and my love of the hobby, so that is what I will use as a primary example to address some of the issues I’ve seen that others have with the hobby. (A.K.A.-The ramblings of an old man!)


Counterfeit or fake cards

I have to agree with many that the More >

The Surprising 2011 Oakland Raiders

By Paul Deeds aka bobreaker50

As the 2011 season began the Oakland Raiders were confident that they were going to reward Al Davis with the team’s first playoff berth since 2002. Jason Campbell had a good command of the offense and Richard Seymour had the defensive troops playing with intensity and togetherness. Behind these two pillars were a plethora of emerging stars headlined by Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford. This team was sure to make Mr. Davis proud.  As the season began to unfold , surprises sprang up in numerous ways both positive and negative.

Game one was a classic AFC West More >

It’s Time to End the Polls and Make A Playoff

By Andrew Harner aka aharner55

Like many others, I am a big believer that teams such as Boise State deserve just as much of a chance of earning the title of college football’s national champion as schools from the power conference do, but under the current system, everyone knows it’s pretty unlikely to happen.


That, however, hasn’t stopped one writer from continuing to vote the Broncos as the No. 1 team in the weekly Associated Press poll, which does count when the Bowl Championship Series rankings are tabulated.


And it’s not a Broncos beat writer, either.


Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News More >