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....

Sideline Story: J. Cole previews the NBA Playoffs

J. Cole is no stranger to hype. The North Carolina-based rapper has reached contemporary artistry’s upper echelon, where a single tweet about a forthcoming project sends the music world into a frenzy. Sure enough, J. Cole accomplished this on Monday, as he announced the arrival of his next album, “KOD,” which released just after midnight...

Champions League Reactions: Quarterfinals, Leg 2

The quarters are complete in the Champions League, and now we look forward to the semifinals. The four remaining teams harbor legitimate aspirations of winning the whole trophy, so let’s see who’s in the best position. Roma 3-0 Barcelona (4-4 agg.) Roma advances on away goals Roma: Everything went right for the Romans – they’ve...

NBA Eastern Conference First Round Preview

Raptors (1) vs Wizards (8) Before the season began, it seemed unlikely that Toronto would be able to collect the first seed in the Eastern conference. The Celtics made enormous additions to their already great lineup, and Cleveland still had some guy named LeBron playing for them (for now). But with Boston undergoing a modern...

Champions League Reactions: Quarterfinal, Leg 1

Here we go again. This time, there’s only a week between the two legs so we have less time to stew over what happened in these legs and how to anticipate the returns. Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid Juventus: This will be tough to swallow for the Old Lady. Paulo Dybala’s red card had shades of...

How Villanova became the Golden State Warriors of College Basketball

It’s not long ago that the Villanova Wildcats were the unfortunate punchline to jokes about early-tournament exits. After reaching the Final Four in 2009, the Wildcats didn’t make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament for six consecutive years, including a losing season in 2012 and three losses as either a 1...

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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…

General Bradley "Retreats" to Canada

General Bradley "Retreats" to Canada

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01/21/2014

If you even pay a minute amount of attention to the world of American Soccer, than you know that Michael Bradley recently transferred his way from Rome back Stateside. As of this January, Bradley will officially be plying his trade in the MLS for Toronto FC alongside recent acquisitions Jermaine Defoe and DC favorite Dwayne…

January Tank Rank: Commit to the Tank

January Tank Rank: Commit to the Tank

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01/21/2014

Only a few weeks ago, NBA fans everywhere were again forced to understand just how valuable draft picks and draft position is in today’s NBA. Certain franchises have realized that it is much easier to draft the next Kevin Durant than it is to convince him to come in as a free agent. In many…

MLB Cracks Down on Collisions

MLB Cracks Down on Collisions

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01/20/2014

Hearing that Major League Baseball’s general managers had unanimously agreed that the league should move toward banning collisions at home plate struck an uneven chord in my mind earlier this week. There has been much talk about a new rule like this in Major League Baseball for quite a while now, especially ever since Buster…


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