We like writing, we like sports a lot, we like talking about sports -- so why not combine all of those likes into one endeavor?
Why are we The Rebel State? It's a nod to Jenn and John's stint in the sports department of The Sacramento Bee, where they were part of a merry band of fun-loving, trash-talking, exceptionally snarky co-workers that occupied a corner of cubicles in the office. That merry band of co-workers lovingly called themselves "The Rebel State."
Have we become so obsessed with celebrity and publicity as a society that someone would use the story of a dead girlfriend to catapult himself into the national spotlight? We’ve gone the “based on a true story” route and taken dramatic license because no one cares if you’re good at something but don’t have an epic backstory.
Some people are upset that USC has to play weekday games in 2013, especially a home Thursday game. Guess what? It was inevitably going to happen, thanks to the new reality of college football television scheduling (which isn’t really new anyway … it’s been going on for years!).