Jay Benjamin

Halftime Leisure

Absurdity From the Mouth of Babes: Ty Segall Thrills at 9:30 Club

When Ty Segall sauntered confidently onto the 9:30 Club stage donning a studded denim jumpsuit and a creepy baby mask based on the cover of his most recent album,  Emotional... Read more

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Neat Sports Things: Plano East-John Tyler

In his new column “Neat Sports Things,” Halftime Sports Co-Editor Jay Benjamin shares some of his favorite, well, neat things from the history of sports, many of which have not received... Read more

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The Case for Hanging It Up

Upon seeing the boxscore from the Denver Broncos’ matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, casual football fans who have not been paying much attention to this season would... Read more

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How The Tide Stemmed Fournette

Without a doubt, the most impressive player thus far this season has been LSU running back Leonard Fournette. The presumptive Heisman favorite carried the Tigers to a 7-0 start, gaining... Read more

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Unpacking the ‘Snapfu’

Assuredly, most football fans have already had the treat of watching what may have been the dumbest play in sports history, which occurred during the Indianapolis Colts’ 34-27 loss to... Read more

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The Weekly List: Country Songs for Country Haters

One of the most clichéd responses to the question, “What type of music do you like?” is “Anything but country.” Before I saw the light, I too was in this... Read more


Here We Go Again: The Bucs Fan’s Endless Cycle of Misery

Sewn into the fiber of sports fandom is an ever-present optimism which prescribes that, as bad as the fate of one’s team may be through the course of one season,... Read more


Critical Voices: Diane Coffee, Everybody’s A Good Dog

The college town of Bloomington, Indiana may be the last place one expects to find music rooted in the Motown tradition. Yet that’s just where Diane Coffee, the solo project... Read more


Critical Voices: Earl Sweatshirt, I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside

Emerging from the rambunctious skate rap crew Odd Future, the transformation of 21-year-old Earl Sweatshirt into one of hip-hop’s most cerebral and vulnerable artists has been fascinating to watch. In... Read more

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NCAA Tournament Second Weekend Routing Guide

On Saturday, our Georgetown basketball team was knocked out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Utah Utes. Despite the heartbreak of the Hoyas,... Read more