Thanksgiving College Basketball: What to Look for at PK80

Thanksgiving is here. As the holiday pertains to college basketball, it means that we are treated to a full slate of marquee early-season tournaments, including the Phil Knight Invitational (PK80). The PK80 features 16 Nike-affiliated schools, split across two brackets, Motion and Victory, that will compete in Portland in an exciting event for college basketball...

NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

Week 11 in the NFL was filled with tight, exciting games, with a couple blowouts along the way. Several teams solidified their spots as playoff contenders, while others made us skeptical and unsure. As we start to find out who are the contenders and who are the pretenders, here are the NFL Week 11 winners...

The Greatest Rivalry in Sports

Yankees-Red Sox is kid’s stuff. Duke-UNC is a joke. Don’t even talk to me about Warriors-Cavs. There is only one great rivalry in global sports, one that overshadows all the rest. One that was born from a religious curse and bred through constant heartache. I’m talking, of course, about the Dublin-Mayo rivalry in men’s Gaelic...

A History of the North London Derby

Arsenal fans have a different holiday schedule than everyone else. While most people enjoy Christmas or New Year’s, Arsenal fans look forward to St Totteringham’s day in the spring of every year. St Totteringham’s day is the day on which Arsenal are confirmed to have finished above Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Supporters of...

A Glimpse of Greatness: Remembering Roy Halladay

Since the team’s founding in 1883, only two Phillies pitchers have thrown perfect games. In June of 1964, Jim Bunning did not let up a single baserunner against the Mets, and, in May of 2010, Roy Halladay sat down every member of the Marlins he saw. I must admit that I didn’t really watch either...

College Basketball Begins: Takeaways from the Champions’ Classic

Since 2011, the Champion’s Classic has served as the unofficial commencement of the men’s college basketball regular season. Four premier Division I programs (Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan St.) are featured in an early-season display of what purports to be the best that the sport has to offer. However, an important caveat to these games...

Halftime Sports

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

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01/30/2014

Although I call myself the greatest Jeremy Lin fan in the world, I regret to say that I did not take the hour and a half trip to see his documentary, Linsanity, when it debuted in October 4, 2013. My pre-ordered copy of the movie, however, arrived during the weekend so I finally had the…

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

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01/30/2014

This is a column from the January 30, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Earlier this month, during a basketball game between the University of Arizona and UCLA, cameras settled on Arizona alumnus and former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The 32 -year-old sat courtside, hand resting on his chin—his iconic lack…

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

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01/28/2014

I made it through watching almost the full first half of the NFL’s Pro Bowl this year, which is an improvement upon last year’s viewing. I made a point to give the new format of the game a chance and committed myself to paying attention to the so-called “improvements” the league claimed it had made….

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

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01/27/2014

Here at Mr. Jefferson’s University, we have a lot to be proud of.  Academically, we’re the best public university in the country, no matter what the hippies in California will tell you.  Our McIntire School of Commerce produces the best and the brightest in the financial world*, and, of course, we have a UNESCO World…

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

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01/27/2014

It’s hard not to be excited for the Sochi Winter Olympics, now just a few short weeks away. Spectators the world over will be wowed by breath-taking feats of athleticism in ski slalom, snowboard cross, bobsleigh (feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme…), and, of course, this year’s controversial – not to mention verbose – new…

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

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01/26/2014

I don’t get it. I just don’t freakin’ get it. I understand why footballers take what they can get in terms of career advancement, and I understand that a footballer only has so many good years in his legs, but, for the life of me, I just cannot understand why a slightly underrated winger would…

Roberts Report: Super Bowl Analysis

Roberts Report: Super Bowl Analysis

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01/26/2014

The Conference Championships are over and now only two teams are left standing: The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Before the season, this was an extremely popular Super Bowl pick, as both teams seemed poised to go all the way in the ‘sophomore’ campaigns of each of their very talented quarterbacks. Both teams were…

Lester takes the cut: Player loyalty in the MLB

Lester takes the cut: Player loyalty in the MLB

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01/24/2014

I am in no way a Boston sports fan. Regardless of the sports season, I actually secretly hope that Boston teams fail in their pursuit of a championship. Super Bowl, World Series, Finals, Stanley Cup—doesn’t matter to me. I think my grudge against Boston sports teams originated from too many Angel losses to those damn…

A very Knickerbocker Christmas

A very Knickerbocker Christmas

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01/24/2014

I thought it would be interesting to imagine how the New York Knicks would behave if they celebrated Christmas, family-style. The setting is Mike Woodson’s house. Woodson sits in a bathrobe, bleary-eyed, dreading the arrival of the various members of his team in a few hours. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. Woodson walks to the door…

Full Court Press: The right man for the job

Full Court Press: The right man for the job

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01/23/2014

This is a column from the January 23, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here The last nine months have not been kind to the Georgetown men’s basketball team, especially Head Coach John Thompson III. After clinching the Big East regular season title against longtime rival Syracuse, the Hoyas surged into the postseason with…


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