The MLB Has a Competitive Balance Issue, and It’s Related to Money and Payroll Inequalities

At the end of the 2019 regular season, the top four records in Major League Baseball should not have been a surprise: the Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, and Twins all put up 100+ win seasons, with the Marlins, Orioles, Tigers, and Royals suffering from brutal seasons of under 60 wins. In today’s MLB, this oligopoly of...

Breaking Down The Impossible: Bartolo Colón’s Home Run

On March 7th 2016, Bartolo Colón solidified his place as one of the most memorable players of the past few decades when, with one marvelous swing, he hit the first, and to date, only home run of his illustrious career. His career began in 1997, when he broke into the league as a fresh faced...

Using NHL General Managers’ Trading Preferences To Determine, Among Other Things, If Short Guys Really Are Cagier In Negotiations

Complaining about a short, tyrannical schoolmaster, Paul Baumer, the protagonist of Erich Maria Remarque’s World War I classic All Quiet on the Western Front, remarks: “It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men. They are so much more energetic and uncompromising than the big fellows.”...

Each NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick of the Last Decade: Western Conference

Over this last decade there have been a plethora of great and not-so-great draft picks made in the NBA Draft. From high potential busts, late-round sleepers, to sure-thing star players, there are always many types of players in each draft. Usually, only a select few end up becoming true stars and difference makers for their...

Each NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick of the Last Decade: Eastern Conference

Over this last decade there have been a plethora of great and not-so-great draft picks made in the NBA Draft. From high potential busts, late-round sleepers, to sure-thing star players, there are always many types of players in each draft. Usually, only a select few end up becoming true stars and difference makers for their...

What does Zion’s Return Means for Lonzo?

On Wednesday January 22, Zion Williamson lived up to the years of hype as he made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs. While his highlight-reel dunks did not make an appearance, Zion became the first player in NBA history to go four for four from three in their NBA debut. He also dropped...

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An Ode to Washington’s Nationals

An Ode to Washington’s Nationals

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11/07/2019

I’m not even kidding when I say that there are exactly three people who caused the Nationals to win the World Series: Joe Paquette, Nico Bocock, and the girl wearing a José Lobatón jersey at Wednesday night’s watch party. Okay, maybe I’m kidding a little bit. I mostly wrote that first bit just to talk…

Rugby World Cup Preview

Rugby World Cup Preview

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11/01/2019

The last time English head coach Eddie Jones faced South Africa in the World Cup, he led Japan to one of the greatest upsets in the history of the game. He was prepared with a game plan to face a bigger, more physical opponent, and his team did what they needed to do to win….

I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

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10/30/2019

So my Stephen Strasburg take is looking pretty good…. And here we are. This is the biggest sporting event that the nation’s capital has been a part of since Super Bowl XXVI, played twenty-seven years ago. This is the biggest baseball game the nation’s capital has been a part of since Game 7 of the…

Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

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10/29/2019

There are very few times in your life where you can legitimately say that everything you have ever worked for has come down to one moment: right here, right now, what are you going to do going forward? For Stephen Strasburg, that moment comes at 7:08 CST tonight, when he takes the mound against the…

Stephen A. Smith’s Top 10 Moments

Stephen A. Smith’s Top 10 Moments

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10/26/2019

Stephen A. Smith is one of the most recognizable personalities in sports today. His rants are the stuff of legend, spawning countless memes on Twitter and Instagram. There are just so many priceless moments to choose from, which was the unenviable task that we had to undertake. Finding such moments were easy: we listed twelve…

Halftime Experts’ NBA Award Predictions

Halftime Experts’ NBA Award Predictions

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10/22/2019

The NBA season is upon us. After months of speculating about how this offseason’s free agents will play with their new teams, what trades will have the biggest impact, and which rookies will impress us, the wait is finally over. Will Kawhi Leonard and Paul George lead the long-suffering Clippers to glory? Can Russell Westbrook…


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