Author Archives: Abby Sherburne
While he might not have been here long, interim Head Coach Jim Lewis sure is happy to be joining the Women’s Basketball team. “Well, there’s no better place to be,” he said on just his second day with the team last week. Lewis, who grew up in Alexandria, Va. thinks he was “predestined” to work […]
Two weeks ago, PBS released a long-anticipated Frontline documentary entitled League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. Journalists worked themselves into a frenzy over the sobering stories of former players like Troy Aikman, Steve Young, and Junior Seau. But today that story has been all but forgotten, which begs the question: Why has this issue […]
2013 seemed like the end of the world for Boston sports fans. The year before was full of heartbreak: Ray Allen’s departure from the Celtics, a Patriots’ loss in the Super Bowl (to New York, no less), the Red Sox had their first losing season since 1997, and we didn’t even have the Bruins to […]
Despite Vladmir Putin’s admonitions, encouraging American children to excel is neither dangerous, nor will it be the ruin of future generations, as Amanda Ripley argues in her “Case Against High-School Sports,” published on The Atlantic’s website last week. Instead, it is this insatiable vie to become exceptional that best contrasts American youth from their foreign […]
While the Olympics have always been a spectacle, the ancient tradition seems to have attained a new level of media coverage over the last few years. The past few weeks especially have been filled with coverage about Sochi, Usain Bolt, and Tokyo. It seems as if there is a new-found obsession with the Olympics as […]
I’ve been a Pats fan my whole life. Born and bred a New Englander, I’m devoted to the red, white, and blue of the Patriots. Seasoned sportscasters are still on the bandwagon and believe that we’ll still have a double-digit win column by the end of the season, if not a Super Bowl run. Patriot […]
On the Internet, everyone’s a celebrity. From snarky Twitter accounts to anonymous blogs, the accessibility of news and production in the modern day has made it easier for individuals to have their voices heard. Due to universal sports fandom and press channels entirely devoted to them, sports stars of today are inevitably publicity magnets. With […]
We need to stress the fun of playing and lose the “all-or-nothing” demeanor of our testosterone-fueled culture.
At Georgetown, religion is everywhere. And for me, whose only religious experience pre-college was a third-grade Christmas gift exchange in which I gave a teacher a Barbie I didn’t like, a Jesuit university was quite the jump. And while my Catholic friends here might remind me that this is “barely Catholic” in comparison to their private high schools, I feel the strength of faith everywhere I go.