The Return Of The Bundesliga: Matchday 26 recap

After two months of waiting, the Bundesliga returned to action this past Saturday. With all nine games being played behind closed doors, home-field advantage seemed to fade away from the matches. Dortmund was the only home side to win this past weekend, with three teams picking up a point. There was a noticeable difference in...

and Sports moments that make us cry

We miss sports. It is difficult to be at home and expected to remain in school, that is a given. But to do it without sports? The world is cruel. Lucy and Roman have a special relationship to things that some people consider just a game. There is just something about sports that can move...

Bundesliga set to return – as professional leagues keep a close watch on the Germans

After two months of waiting, the Bundesliga is set to return on Saturday, May 16th. Fans are in for a treat, with the 156th Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 kicking off top-flight football once again in Germany. Current table leaders and champions Bayern Munich headline Sunday’s action, with Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen...

Ridiculous Hypothetical: Reorganizing and Rescheduling College Football

You know college football? The sport where Scott Cochran earned $595,000 as University of Alabama’s strength and conditioning coordinator this past year? The sport where Cochran’s athletes created $77 million in annual revenue for a program they got no salary from? Yeah, you may be familiar. You’d be crazy not to lament the twisted economics...

College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hires and Audits of My 2017 Grades

Full disclosure: I am infatuated with college football head coaches. It’s almost impossible to capture how important they are at the high-Division I level.  The head coach is so crucial, of course, because of the twisted dynamics of college athletics. College football teams operate like their counterparts in the National Football League in many respects,...

The Beginner’s Guide to Watching LoL Esports

With most sports leagues postponing or suspending their seasons, there is one major sport left alive. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming UFC 249 fight or the HORSE competition being planned by the NBA – I’m talking about electronic sports, or esports. Specifically, I’m talking about the League of Legends (LoL) Spring Split, which...

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The Return Of The Bundesliga: Matchday 26 recap

The Return Of The Bundesliga: Matchday 26 recap

By:
05/22/2020

After two months of waiting, the Bundesliga returned to action this past Saturday. With all nine games being played behind closed doors, home-field advantage seemed to fade away from the matches. Dortmund was the only home side to win this past weekend, with three teams picking up a point. There was a noticeable difference in…

Sports moments that make us cry

Sports moments that make us cry

By: and
05/17/2020

We miss sports. It is difficult to be at home and expected to remain in school, that is a given. But to do it without sports? The world is cruel. Lucy and Roman have a special relationship to things that some people consider just a game. There is just something about sports that can move…

College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hires and Audits of My 2017 Grades

College Football’s Coaching Carousel: Grading the Seven Biggest Hires and Audits of My 2017 Grades

By:
04/27/2020

Full disclosure: I am infatuated with college football head coaches. It’s almost impossible to capture how important they are at the high-Division I level.  The head coach is so crucial, of course, because of the twisted dynamics of college athletics. College football teams operate like their counterparts in the National Football League in many respects,…

The Beginner’s Guide to Watching LoL Esports

The Beginner’s Guide to Watching LoL Esports

By:
04/10/2020

With most sports leagues postponing or suspending their seasons, there is one major sport left alive. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming UFC 249 fight or the HORSE competition being planned by the NBA – I’m talking about electronic sports, or esports. Specifically, I’m talking about the League of Legends (LoL) Spring Split, which…

Social Distancing Sports

Social Distancing Sports

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04/07/2020

With many staying home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans, including myself, are trying to find ways to stay engaged. Both the NBA and the NHL have suspended play, while the MLB has postponed their season (at least for now). For those of us who are at home and seeking ways to keep…

2019-2020 NHL Award Picks

2019-2020 NHL Award Picks

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03/29/2020

I miss hockey. Well, I miss a lot of things. I miss school. I miss my girlfriend. I miss Voice Sportz meetings. But I really do miss hockey. Sure, the Sharks were having a season from Hell and don’t even have their own first round pick. But bad hockey is better than no hockey at…

No Medals for Trying

No Medals for Trying

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03/27/2020

Jerry Izenberg was a beat reporter for the New York Giants who wrote a book entitled No Medals for Trying. It’s an entire book about the Giants preparing for a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989, which they lost. More importantly, it’s about the brutal, zero-sum nature of sports, and how all the work…

The Unforgettable Troy Tulowitzki

The Unforgettable Troy Tulowitzki

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03/23/2020

You shouldn’t feel bad for Troy Tulowitzki, the impossibly gifted shortstop from California. His tale is not unique – there are countless once-promising athletes who succumbed to relentless injuries. He lived his dream of playing baseball for a living, ascended to the pinnacle of the profession and made a boatload of money while doing it….


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