Champions League Reactions: Semifinals, Part 2

Let me get the scores out of the way, because I want to depart from the usual formula.   Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (4-3 agg.) Ulreich messed up, and Bayern’s front three couldn’t finish. Real had no business moving on, but they’re in the final. Good for them. Roma 4-2 Liverpool (6-7 agg.) Liverpool...

The Case for Morocco to Host the 2026 World Cup

As amazing as the Super Bowl, NCAA Tournament – Women’s if we’re being real –  and Winter Olympics were, the greatest sporting event of the year is still two months away. In June, 32 nations will face off in the World Cup for the title of the greatest international soccer team. The World Cup offers...

NBA Playoffs First Round Reactions and Look-Aheads

The first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs was much more exciting than last year’s. Lower seeds pulled off upsets, multiple series went to 6+ games, and DID LEBRON LOSE? No, just like I said. It took a lot of injuries and mishaps for the playoffs to become as chaotic as they seem to be...

Pups in the Park: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Ahhh, baseball: This lovely country’s greatest achievement. Some people like the Yankees, while others like the Red Sox. All things aside, though, we can all agree on one thing: Baseball goes best with a dog. How do you like your dog? Some like it with ketchup and onions. Some like it with mustard and kraut....

Champions League Reactions: Semifinals, Leg 1

It’s that time of the year. In arguably the biggest week in European football, four teams play in four games to see who will meet in the Champions League final. Granted, there’s quite a bit of red on display this year, but without further ado, let’s see how the matches went. Liverpool 5-2 Roma Liverpool:...

The Real Homework Your Team Should Be Doing on the NFL Draft QB Class

Four names have dominated the conversation around the pigskin puzzle that is the 2018 NFL Draft. And if you’re a fan of one of the cellar-dwelling franchises that holds an early selection, it’s almost impossible not to have a general understanding of the players who could possibly be the individuals to bring your team back....

Halftime Sports

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

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02/25/2014

As players and fans alike packed into Smoothie King Center for the 2014 NBA all-star game, the festivities paused for just a few moments to celebrate one man’s 80th birthday. At the end of the first quarter, everyone in the stadium, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a man whose name is synonymous with the finals’ MVP…

Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

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02/13/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. I can’t ski. My trips down most beginner-level mountains involve more time spent facedown in the snow than time spent actually moving. I also cannot shoot a gun. I blame my suburban lifestyle and dislike of loud noises…

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

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02/13/2014

Once again, basketball lives on as a sport of unpredictable and explosive emotions. During OSU’s game against Texas Tech last Saturday, Marcus Smart seemed to channel the aggression of Ron Artest, when he shoved a Texas Tech fan with 6.2 seconds left in the game. The Oklahoma State player claims to have reacted as a…

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

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02/13/2014

  When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in Sochi’s…

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

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02/13/2014

As the year’s tankers zoom in on Joel Embiid as the likely number one pick in the draft, three particularly bad teams in the eastern conference find themselves at an important crossroads. Since Cleveland fired Chris Grant, their general manager, the Cavaliers have been forced to correct mid-course, requiring them to make major decisions about…

Beanpot Hockey 2014

Beanpot Hockey 2014

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02/11/2014

For the first two Mondays of every February, college hockey takes over the city of Boston.  Northeastern, Harvard, Boston College and Boston University play against each other for the Beanpot, the trophy granting college hockey supremacy in the city of Boston.  Imagine Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest playing each other in a yearly…

A Lakers Eulogy

A Lakers Eulogy

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02/06/2014

Being a Lakers fan used to be a lot of fun. Following the team into the playoffs year after year; watching Kobe light up the stage by making shots that I could have sworn were physically impossible; and studying the ways of Zen-master Phil Jackson all made being a fan of the Purple and Gold…

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

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02/06/2014

  This is a column from the February 6, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Major League Baseball did its part to help reduce the United States’ trade deficit before the end of 2013 by developing and executing a new posting system for Japanese players being traded out of Nippon Professional Baseball…

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

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02/06/2014

When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider the reality that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in…


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