About Ryan Hallagan

Ryan Hallagan recently graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology and English and plans to parlay that education into writing about his greatest passion: the big business that is professional sports. He also enjoys writing short stories, obsessively listens to bands like The Gaslight Anthem and actively wishes that a time-traveling DeLorean really did exist, so that he could go back to 1975, far away from all of the terrible music he hears on the radio today. Follow him on Twitter @rallyforhally
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Time to Bag the Franchise Tag

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Time to Bag the Franchise Tag
New Orleans Saints fans hope to have Drew Brees’ number one target Jimmy Graham back next season. And judging by the comments that he’s made, Graham seems to want that too, so long as he’s seen as a wide receiver rather than a tight end. This just might seem like semantics, since Graham is viewed…
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The NCAA’s Union Problem

The NCAA’s Union Problem

Add another major headache to the NCAA’s list. This past Wednesday, Ramogi Huma filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of a delegation of football players from Northwestern University, asking that they be recognized as a formalized union. This may not be as exciting as watching Johnny Manziel scramble around the…
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When The Kings Lay Down Their Crown

When The Kings Lay Down Their Crown

Will I continue to root for the Kings if they move to Seattle? After all, they are my team, even if they are in a different city. That question in turn sparked much larger ones. Why do some fans support some teams and not others? How do we choose which teams to root for to begin with? Let’s break each of those questions down, starting from the last and working our way back to the first……
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Nerlens Noel Should Be in the NBA and it’s the Player’s Union’s Fault He’s Not

Nerlens Noel Should Be in the NBA and it’s the Player’s Union’s Fault He’s Not

Nerlens Noel tore his knee late Tuesday night, not his future. But it's important to remember he should be an injured millionaire, not an injured student…
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It’s Time to Start Paying NCAA Players

It’s Time to Start Paying NCAA Players

Naturally, the two sides to this argument bicker, though a member of one side hardly ever convinces a supporter of the other. Those who support the status quo say it’s impossible to discuss such a topic with people who obviously don’t see the inherent beauty in college sports and that these kids are supposed to be students first, athletes second. Meanwhile, those who want a major overhaul in college sports would say, “It’s difficult to fight nostalgia, even when it’s stacked up against facts”…
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