Noah Nelson

The Future of D.C. Sports

The Future of D.C. Sports

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11/03/2016

On May 15, 2015, the Verizon Center erupted into absolute pandemonium. Paul Pierce, aka “The Truth,” had done it again. Defying the laws of physics and somehow maintaining his footing, Pierce launched a corner three as the buzzer marked the end of regulation. As the ball swished through the hoop, the crowd roared with excitement….

Tiger’s Return – Good for Golf?

Tiger’s Return – Good for Golf?

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10/11/2016

Standing in front of a gallery filled with thousands of spectators, one of golf’s legends hovered over a pivotal chip in the 2005 Masters Tournament. Leading Chris DiMarco by one shot with three holes remaining, the fearless competitor – dressed in his signature red polo – strategically landed his second shot far short of the…

Remembering Arnie: Golf’s Greatest Ambassador

Remembering Arnie: Golf’s Greatest Ambassador

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10/03/2016

When I was eight years old, a family friend placed a golf club in my hands for the first time. Instantly hooked, I spent dozens of hours in my apartment’s tiny living room sculpting my swing after some of golf’s greatest legends, such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan. But one…

Is it Time to Panic for U.S. Tennis?

Is it Time to Panic for U.S. Tennis?

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11/20/2015

When Jack Sock burst onto the professional tennis scene in 2011, he appeared destined for greatness. Already endowed with two grand slam titles, in the form of a U.S. Open Boys Championship and a Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Championship, the 6-foot-3-inch hard-serving teenager was slated as America’s premier talent—expected to follow, and perhaps eventually surpass, John…

Where is the Respect for Andy Murray?

Where is the Respect for Andy Murray?

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11/13/2015

When Fred Perry earned his third consecutive Wimbledon victory in 1936, he surely never imagined that seventy-six years would elapse before another Briton would lay claim to a major championship. He never could have predicted the seventy-seven year drought at the All England Club—and he certainly never imagined a controversial Scottish professional would bravely solve…

The Case for Djokovic over Nadal

The Case for Djokovic over Nadal

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10/30/2015

During the 2011 ATP season, Novak Djokovic amassed an incredible 70-6 record. His 41-match winning streak was world news, unfathomable considering the talented opposition of his era. His historic conquests of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a combined ten times in the span of one calendar year, turned heads all over the world. In all…

Solving the Mystery of Rafael Nadal’s Decline

Solving the Mystery of Rafael Nadal’s Decline

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10/23/2015

“In that moment, Federer may not have realized the enormity of the situation, but his final forehand symbolized the passing of the torch to Rafael Nadal.” In my recent article entitled “How Roger can Rule the Tennis World Again,” I proclaimed that the 2008 Wimbledon final was the turning point of Roger Federer’s career. In the…

KD, Come Home

KD, Come Home

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10/16/2015

At the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season, Kevin Durant will confront the toughest decision of his professional career. The three-time NBA All-Star and three-time scoring champion will have to choose whether to stick it out with his long-time franchise or bolt for another perennial playoff contender. If the Washington Wizards play their cards right,…

How Roger Can Rule the Tennis World Again

How Roger Can Rule the Tennis World Again

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10/09/2015

When I was eleven years old, I watched Roger Federer lose the 2008 Wimbledon final to Rafael Nadal. I’ll never forget my mom cheering in excitement as her favorite athlete roared in triumph upon claiming his first Wimbledon title. As I realized the enormity of the situation, I remember burying my head into my hands,…

LeBron’s Potential to be the ‘Best Ever’

LeBron’s Potential to be the ‘Best Ever’

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10/02/2015

Avid sports fans, despite varying athletic interests and hometown loyalties, all share an important commonality: a love for making controversial statements. We derive peculiar satisfaction from offering obscure statistics to our critics – and nothing, absolutely nothing, could satisfy us more. Over the last several years, my favorite claims have encompassed everything from Eli Manning’s…

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