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The Voice’s takes on all things sports.



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One team, two cities?

The Tampa Bay Rays have only ever called Tampa Bay home. The baseball team has put down roots in a community that has rallied around it in moments of triumph... Read more

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College athletes scored a big win in court. The NCAA wasn’t ready

For at least the past 70 years of college athletics, it has been a foundational principle that the athletes are neither paid nor able to profit off their brand.  Now,... Read more

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MLB Postseason returns with promise of excitement

The storied time is upon us again. The air is crisper, the days are shorter, and playoff baseball is just on the horizon. Coming off of quite possibly the most... Read more

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A dive into the D.C. sports scene

You might not think of sports when you think of D.C.—but you should. Sure, Washington, D.C. is a city full of dazzling museums, restaurants, universities, and other attractions that make... Read more

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When soccer and disaster collide

On March 17, 2011, a record 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that led to the biggest nuclear meltdown since Chernobyl. Months later, the unlikely... Read more

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Racism following the UEFA European Championship fundamentally changes what it means to be an English football fan

The result of the Euro final was devastating. Sure, as a staunch fan of English football, the final penalty kick that resulted in an Italian victory was a punch in... Read more

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Knowing It’s Over

It began on April 28, 2012, when the electric kid launched a rocket into the wall in center field at Dodger Stadium for his first big-league hit. It ended on... Read more

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The underrated talent of the upcoming NBA free agent class

With the NBA Finals almost at its end, the now year-round state of the NBA heads into its next stage: the offseason. Composed of the NBA Draft, the Summer League,... Read more

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What Teams Would Make My NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL No-Trade Clauses?

When the Spittin’ Chiclets guys had Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri on their podcast recently, they were joking about the teams Kadri probably had on his modified no-trade clause when... Read more

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Fun Hypothetical – What If the MLB and College Baseball Had the Same Agreement as the NFL and College Football?

The NFL’s structures are unparalleled. And the league has created an absolute mammoth spectacle in the NFL Draft. This is because the Draft, and the NFL in general, flows so... Read more

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DC United Falls 1-0 At Home To Orlando City SC

On May 16th DC United (2-0-4, 10th, Eastern Conference) fell 1-0 to Orlando City SC (2-3-0, 2nd, Eastern Conference). The game’s only goal came in the seventh minute, thanks to... Read more

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Beneath the American sports fray, tennis’ Big Three continue to defy logic

What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are still doing—jockeying with each other and only each other for position at the absolute pinnacle of men’s tennis—is unfathomable in 2021.... Read more

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Sam Darnold and a Mini-Rant on How We Value Quarterbacks

There is absolutely no way to overstate the importance of the quarterback to an NFL team’s potential success. This is an uncomfortable, novel reality. I suspect this is because, whatever... Read more

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The NFL’s Grip on Americans

I’ve been trying to think about explaining the grip the NFL has on America. It’s far and away the most popular sport in the country. The profit generated by every... Read more

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DC United Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak Against Chicago

DC United (2-0-3, 5th, Eastern Conference) saw their three-game losing streak come to an end Thursday night with their 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire (0-1-4, 13th, Eastern Conference). The... Read more

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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