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Lawyer. Writer. Columnist. Geek. Eternal optimist. Fangirl since the dawn of time. Hates the color yellow, olives and cigarettes. Has a recurring nightmare where she’s forced to choose between sports and books. Falls in love with fictional characters.

AFC Championship Preview: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

On paper, Championship Games should be played by the No. 1 and No 2 seeds in each conference. More often than not in the NFL, conventional wisdom goes out the window. Upsets happen. The NFL Playoffs are just …well, crazy.…

‘Once Upon A Time’ – I’m Thankful for Robin Hood

More than a Disney kid, I was a books kid. Sure, I watched the pre-requisite Disney movies, but even when I was very, very young, I didn’t need visuals to fall in love with a character. Words worked just fine…

‘Once Upon A Time’ – I’m Thankful for Belle

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I watched Beauty and the Beast for the first time, and fell in love with Belle. It was easy back then, she was kind, smart, and she LIKED BOOKS. I…

Fansportish: Arizona Survives in a Classic

It was supposed to be easier. Going into this game, Arizona was the clear favorite. They were the more talented team, they were well-rested, and they were playing at home. They’d also trounced Green Bay in the regular season in…

Fansportish: The Patriots Are Too Much For The Chiefs

The upset narrative was fun while it lasted. It wasn’t long. The New England Patriots are not the dominant team of old, no. It was easy to look at them and say: They’re vulnerable. It was also easy to look…

Fangirlish Remembers: Alan Rickman

‘The thing about remembering….” I read once, “is that you don’t ever forget.” And that’s especially true for the people who touch us.  The ones who inspire us. Alan Rickman, was one of those. Not only because he was a brilliant…

NFL Divisional Round Preview: Chiefs vs. Patriots and Packers vs. Cardinals

You thought last week was crazy? (I thought last week was craaaaaazy). Well, chances are we ain’t seen nothing yet, as the two top teams in the AFC, and two of the top QBs in the history of the game…

‘The X-Files’ New Trailer Debuts

Next week. The X-Files premieres next week! Can you believe it? We can’t. It certainly feels like a dream. Or a fantasy. Because we’ve had fantasies like this one. Plenty of them. It’s been 13 years since the show went…

Fansportish: Sexual violence and the Media

I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot this week, especially considering the Steelers advanced to the Divisional Round and that just means one more week of Ben Roethlisberger. Or, what is worse, one more week of the media trying to…

Tributes Pour in for Alan Rickman

When you lose one of your icons, it’s hard to find the words. It’s hard to contain the emotions. It’s just …hard. And that’s us from the outside. The people who knew and loved Alan Rickman the best are now…

Beloved Actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

The beloved Alan Rickman, the bad guy from Die Hard, the good guy from Sense and Sensibility and the Professor that we all loved to hate from Harry Potter has passed away. He was 69. His death was confirmed on…

‘Once Upon A Time’ – I’m thankful for Rumplestiltskin

Strangely enough, it’s easier for me to write this post about Rumple today than it would have been a month ago. For years I’ve been asking Once Upon A Time to do exactly what they did in the midseason finale…

MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Premiere a Big Hit

MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ looked like a sure hit even before it premiered, but now that it has, we can stop guessing and tell you for sure …it is a hit!  In fact, hit doesn’t even seem like the word…

Fansportish: The Steelers Win a Game they’d Already Lost

The Pittsburgh Steelers were done. Goodbye. Kaput. No more. They’d won this game, and then, they managed to lose it. When you’re up 15-0 going into the fourth quarter, you’re supposed to be cruising. Especially when, against all odds, you’re doing…

Fansportish: Texans gift-wrap game, hand it to Chiefs

If this game is any indication, the NFL playoffs are going to be insane. And when I say insane, I don’t mean 30-0 insane. That’s probably just a one off. (But I’ll take back-to-back interceptions and J.J Watt as a…

NFL Wild Card Playoffs Preview: Chiefs vs. Texans and Steelers vs. Bengals

The NFL Playoffs are here! And we fangirls really, really like sports too. Which is why we’re excited that we get to talk about this. Talk, and discuss, and even offer our opinions. Because, yes, we watch the games. We…

‘Once Upon A Time’: Wes Brown to play Gaston

Oh, Once Upon A Time, you always do this to us. You always make us wish for the impossible. Variety is reporting that “True Blood” alum Wes Brown, who has also appeared in “90210,” “Heart of Dixie,” and “Private Practice,” …

‘Game of Thrones’ gets premiere date

Game of Thrones finally has a premiere date! We’ve been waiting for a long time. At this point, I’m pretty sure it’s been an eternity. Especially because this time we don’t know anything. We have theories and speculation, but no…

Fansportish: Out with the old, in with the new in #Denver?

Blind faith is not one of those things we sports fans do well. Logic can sometimes be complicated as well. The situation in Denver is this: Peyton Manning is one of the best, if not the best Quarterback to ever…