Ranking the Worst Dodgers Playoff Exits Since 2008, By a Member of the Most Tortured Fan Base in American Professional Sports in the 21st Century

Yet another Dodgers season has come and gone. Like clockwork, they’ve been eliminated from the postseason in embarrassing fashion after an amazing regular season. Playoff Clayton Kershaw. Bullpen collapses. Vanishing offense. Head-scratching managerial moves. The 2019 NLDS had it all. I don’t know how to explain any of it besides the simple fact that the...

Manchester City Sets New Premier League Record Against Watford

Before last weekend, Manchester City had only dropped two points in a controversial tie with Tottenham Hotspur. With summer signings Rodrigo, Cancelo, and Angeliño, City looked set to take the Premier League by storm once again. Despite these signings, the Sky Blues have struggled lately with a very thin defensive line. Norwich City exposed this...

What’s in Store for Lamar Jackson? Looking Back at the Greatest Dual-Threat QBs in History

Lamar Jackson was the fifth quarterback selected when he was taken 32nd overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Despite winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy and coming in third in 2017, no team would commit to Jackson as their franchise QB until the Ravens traded for the Eagles’ draft pick and took him with the last...

Probing the Origins of Recent College Head Coaching Hires: A Deep Dive from 2010-16

In college athletics, the head coach is the program, for better and for worse. Professional teams not only have owners, general managers, and generally larger support staffs, but they also employ their athletes, making them theoretically easier to motivate. But at the collegiate level, the head coach is the sole in-game and personnel chief and...

Potential Names for the Seattle NHL Team

After years of discussion and consideration, hockey is coming to Seattle. As with any new franchise, the name of the future team has been fiercely debated since the announcement that the city was invited to apply for an expansion franchise in December 2017. The new squad will bring the NHL back to an even number...

DeMarcus Cousins is straight up not having a good time

Before moving to the Pelicans, life was going smoothly for DeMarcus Cousins. He had been steadily improving from his rookie year on the Sacramento Kings, eventually averaging 27.8 points per game in the first half of the 2016-2017 NBA season. Despite having a history of anger issues on the court (notably in the 2012-2013 season...

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Four Down Territory – Washington’s Playoff Run

Four Down Territory – Washington’s Playoff Run

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06/08/2019

Welcome to Four Down Territory! This is a space where I’ll write about four things in professional sports every Saturday. Whether it’s the four greatest moments or the four worst blunders or anything in between, the only rule is that I’ll discuss four things. In my second installment, I’ll be outlining my favorite Washington Capitals…

Champions League Reactions: The Final

Champions League Reactions: The Final

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06/07/2019

I’m writing this because I really had to sit here for two days trying to figure out what to say. So, here goes nothing. Tottenham Hotspur FC 0-2 Liverpool FC I was bored out of my mind by the Europa League Final between Arsenal and Chelsea, and I thought there was no way this would…

Four Down Territory – D.C.’s Finest Calls

Four Down Territory – D.C.’s Finest Calls

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06/01/2019

Welcome to Four Down Territory! This is a space where I’ll write about four things in professional sports every Saturday. Whether it’s the four greatest moments or the four worst blunders or anything in between, the only rule is that I’ll discuss four things. In my very first installment, I’ll be outlining the finest calls…

Rob Gronkowski: Hall of Fame Worthy?

Rob Gronkowski: Hall of Fame Worthy?

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05/22/2019

​NFL team roster moves are commonplace this time of year with the NFL draft upon us and big trades such as Antonio Brown moving to the Oakland Raiders and Odell Beckham Jr. being traded to the Cleveland Browns. However, the biggest news for the New England Patriots fans came on March 24, 2019 when Rob…

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal Second Leg

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal Second Leg

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05/10/2019

Wow, what a week. Liverpool FC 4-0 FC Barcelona (4-3 agg.) You know what at this point I’m just going to do player ratings because I don’t think I can string together proper paragraphs about this game. Because so many individuals deserved special praise or scorn, this is the easiest way to keep track. If…

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal First Leg

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal First Leg

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05/03/2019

We got two very different semifinals this week, but I personally wasn’t all that surprised by anything that happened. So let’s take a look, shall we? Tottenham Hotspur FC 0-1 AFC Ajax Before I get into any of the game, the Spurs medical staff should be ashamed of themselves. Jan Vertonghen took a nasty clash…

Champions League Reactions: Quarterfinals Second Leg

Champions League Reactions: Quarterfinals Second Leg

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04/21/2019

This year’s Champions League quarterfinals didn’t disappoint as far as drama is concerned, and I’m definitely looking forward to the semifinals in a couple weeks. Short intro today, simply because I’m too excited and want to talk about the matches. Juventus 1-2 AFC Ajax (2-3 agg.) TNT didn’t listen to me (I wonder why), so…


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