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As Jordan Introduces Kobe into the Hall of Fame, a Look Back at the Speech We Agreed To Forget

Michael Jordan will be introducing Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame this afternoon. Fitting, right? The man who has been tragically immortalized too young receiving a few words... Read more

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How Did You Decide Who To Root For in the Final Four?

I am a ferocious fan of underdogs. If there is a Vegas moneyline on a game that gives the favorite implied odds of better than, say, 70% to win, I’ll... Read more

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If You Were a Pro Sports Owner, Would You Meddle?

I’m pretty sure I would. I wouldn’t go full Jerry Jones and anoint myself the czar of all personnel decisions, but I would tell my general manager: “Hey, before you... Read more

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Is Baseball In a Good Place?

Here are some top-of-mind examples to answer in either direction: Baseball is in a good place – The small-market Padres are making an electric bet on the here and now,... Read more

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On the Niners Trade to #3 and If They’ll Take Mac Jones

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers decision makers, have completely flummoxed me with their titanic trade to move from No. 12 to No. 3 in the upcoming... Read more

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Oklahoma’s Lady Tigers are taking the fight against racism to the court—and their community

Content Warning: This article discusses racism and references racial slurs.   They aren’t pro athletes aglow on a field surrounded by cameras. They aren’t NCAA champions or national stars shipping... Read more

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10 Things That Are More Blue Blood Than Syracuse

In recent weeks, the concept of what makes a blue blood college basketball program has been bandied about both among sports fans across the country and in the Voice Sports... Read more

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A Nepalese team became the first to summit K2 in the winter—here’s why it matters

On Jan. 16, the 8,611-meter summit of K2 heard the sounds of something it had never heard before during the winter months. The sound of humans on the peak in... Read more

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Cognitive Dissonance of the Super Bowl

Content Warning: This article mentions instances of assault and domestic violence.  The first Super Bowl I remember watching was in 2007 when the Chicago Bears, led by Brian Urlacher, took... Read more

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Second Half Fireworks Display Guides Manchester City To Their First Win At Anfield Since 2003

Manchester City (14-5-2, 1st) traveled to Merseyside on Sunday for one of the Premier League’s most anticipated games this season. After an almost 18 year winless-streak at Anfield, the Citizens... Read more

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The Voice Super Bowl LV Preview

Super Bowl LV will take place later today at 6:00 pm Eastern time, with two formidable clubs battling it out for arguably the most challenging championship in recent memory considering... Read more

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Manchester City Continue Their Winning Ways Against Sheffield United and Burnley

As the two teams at the top and bottom of the Premier League faced off, one goal proved to be the difference in Saturday’s hard-fought match. Gabriel Jesus’ ninth-minute finish... Read more

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The Best Dynasties To Propel To Glory In The New NCAA College Football Video Game

Every generation of sports fans has their moment, the event in your teens or twenties you can just instantly identify as one you’re going to be cornering your grandkids retelling... Read more

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Retread Coaches in College Football: Does Hiring the Fired Guy Usually Work?

This year’s college football coaching carousel was always going to be atypical. Between the relative strain the coronavirus has put on budgets and the vastly differing number of games each... Read more

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What Can We Learn From College Football’s Contrarians?

For as much fun as following college football is, those that can see the forest beyond the trees will point out that the game has become a bit repetitive. The... Read more

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The NFC Least

When my Washington Football Team won this past week, clinching the division, I laughed and laughed and then laughed some more. It wasn’t the kind of celebration I am accustomed... Read more

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On analytics, Justin Turner, and how sports reflects society

If you read Twitter in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s Game 6 between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers, you would’ve gotten the sense that analytics had... Read more

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Recency Bias and Its Footing in the NBA GOAT Debate

Who is the greatest of all time (GOAT)? Who are the best to ever do it? Who had an impact on the game like no other? In all sports, these... Read more

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The Art in Mixed Martial Arts, Part 2

Culturally, fistfighting is a renouncement of social progress. McCain, O’Donnell, and Streep describe MMA with various ornate synonyms for barbaric, so what does that make the men and women who... Read more

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The Art in Mixed Martial Arts, Part 1

Until 2016, my favorite sport was illegal in the state of New York. During a hearing regarding its legalization, NY assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell memorably quipped, “[It’s] two half-naked hot men... Read more