After two seasons of missing the playoffs, Cardinals fans are becoming increasingly frustrated. Every fan wants their team to succeed, but are we spoiled? Over the past decade, St. Louis has been in the playoffs practically every year, won a World Series, but it still doesn't seem good enough.
Butch Jones had been a dead man walking in Knoxville for some time. Jones’ years of mediocrity followed tenures of Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley, both of whom did their part to set the Tennessee football program back years as well.
Back in 2008, Indiana University’s men’s basketball program was in a dark place. Head Coach Kelvin Sampson had been forced to resign following massive NCAA violations, and the school had not been past the second round of March Madness since the Bob Knight era in 1994.
Every four years, the world turns its eyes to the world cup, a sports event that gathers 32 of the world's best soccer teams to compete against one another, leaving the last team standing the world champion. Soccer might not be super popular in the U.S., but in recent years it has been getting a lot more attention. Around the world, it's the most popular sport, especially in Europe and South America and there is always a big fuss when the world cup is approaching. In some countries, like Spain and Brazil, soccer is their culture and winning the world cup isn't just a sports event, it's a national accomplishment.