The Future of Flash Gordon

From November 17, 2013 to December 8, 2013, Josh Gordon was the greatest receiver in NFL history. He went for 125 yards in Week 11, followed that up with 237 yards in Week 12, somehow outdid himself the next week going for 261 yards, and closed with 151 yards against the Patriots. In true Browns...

Legion of Bust

The Seattle Seahawks. Just hearing their name should cause an immediate response: you either love them or you hate them. Even when I could not differentiate between the Seahawks and the Eagles, I was able to guess who the Seahawks were based on people’s reactions. They are the team you love to hate, yet being...

Eight-Win Jacob DeGrom is Your Obvious Cy Young Winner

On Sunday, Jacob DeGrom had another magnificent outing for the New York Mets. Facing the MLB-leading Boston Red Sox, he surrendered just three runs over seven innings pitched, extending his single-season record of consecutive starts allowing three or fewer runs to 27. He allowed just one walk and recorded 12 strikeouts against one of the...

Bell’s Unwell: Le’Veon’s Potential Landing Spots

Week 2 of the NFL season is already here, but Le’Veon Bell is not. Begrudged over his third straight franchise tag from the Steelers, Bell has hidden behind agent Adisa Bakari. As both parties – Bell and the Steelers – seem to be in a stalemate, it is unclear when we will next see No....

Why the Raiders won the Khalil Mack trade

Reactions to the Oakland Raiders’ trade of superstar defensive end Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears on September 1st have poured in from every corner of the NFL world. The consensus on the deal is that Mack’s move to the Windy City is equally as damning for the Raiders as it is thrilling for the...

Out West, A Mixed Bag for PAC-12 New Hires

The Pac-12 promised to be one of college football’s most interesting conferences in 2018 after five new head coaches were hired this offseason to lead their programs to “After Dark” supremacy – and what a quintet we have on our hands. First-time head coaches Mario Cristobal and Justin Smith were tabbed at Oregon and Oregon...

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As the Dust Settles: One Week Left

As the Dust Settles: One Week Left

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09/25/2014

Apparently, 162 games are unnecessary: barring calamitous change, we have our playoff teams. Let’s dive right in: The AL Central This is the only real race left. The Royals are a game back from the Tigers, with no games left between them. Both teams have six games remaining, so the end result is far from…

Learning to Love Super Mario

Learning to Love Super Mario

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09/24/2014

If there ever was a “Most Interesting Man in the World,” he would be named Mario Balotelli. On the pitch, he’s one of the most captivating figures in professional sports. His critics call him “erratic” and “crazy,” two claims that even his biggest fans would have trouble denying. The striker, nicknamed “Super Mario”, is one…

NBA Preview: Northwest Division

NBA Preview: Northwest Division

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09/24/2014

After a season of many surprises and even more disappointments, the Northwest Division heads into the 2014-15 season with quite a few questions still to be answered. Oklahoma City Thunder The presumptive favorite, the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been pegged by many to be a possible NBA champion for years now, and this year will…

The Unlikely Collapses of the Brewers and A’s

The Unlikely Collapses of the Brewers and A’s

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09/23/2014

The first half of the Major League Baseball season ended with two unlikely division leaders. The Oakland Athletics headed into the season without two of their most important pieces from 2013, having lost young pitcher Jarrod Parker to injury and 18 game-winner Bartolo Colon to free agency. However, by stringing together a typical Oakland lineup…

The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race

The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race

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09/23/2014

Although the MLB awards won’t be announced for two months, baseball fans have started to engage in the yearly tradition of debating who deserves which award. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom and the White Sox’s Jose Abreu appear to be the consensus Rookies of the Year, while Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Felix Hernandez of…

Everything to play for: Gibraltar’s National Team

Everything to play for: Gibraltar’s National Team

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09/22/2014

The territory of Gibraltar has 30,000 inhabitants, 11 of which took the field earlier this month against Poland in a qualifying match for UEFA Euro 2016.  The team got crushed, of course, because that’s what happens when a 2.3 square mile British territory plays against a middling European soccer power.  But who really cares?  We…

Image in the Age of the NCAA

Image in the Age of the NCAA

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09/22/2014

On February 14, after star freshman point guard Tyler Ennis hit a half-court shot to defeat Pittsburgh 58-56, Syracuse Athletics’ official Twitter account, @Cuse, tweeted “get your Tyler Ennis jersey while they are still available” and provided a link to an “anonymous” jersey bearing Ennis’s characteristic #11.  This tweet, which was promptly taken down, was…

The case for two wild cards

The case for two wild cards

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09/19/2014

October is just days away, and that means that the MLB playoffs are almost here. The playoffs consist of a few precious weeks of nail-biting for all, heartbreak for most, and eternal glory for a lucky few. A grueling season of 162 games can culminate in a single at-bat, and we bask in every second…

The EPL title race is already over

The EPL title race is already over

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09/19/2014

Every so often, we are blessed with a stretch of incredible matches. This weekend was one of said stretches. Arsenal and City played out an exciting 2-2 draw, Southampton ran riot at St. Mary’s, Liverpool couldn’t break down a feisty Aston Villa, and Manchester United actually won a game. But perhaps the least surprising result…

League of Legends: Beyond the Stigma

League of Legends: Beyond the Stigma

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09/18/2014

With the League of Legends World Championship having begun today, it’s a good time to re-examine the booming popularity of this particular gaming platform. League of Legends, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game, is a downloadable PC game where one is placed as a certain character on a team of 5 and pitted against another…


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