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...

Halftime Sports

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

2014 Winter Olympics Could be one for the ages

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01/30/2014

The Winter Olympic Games give Americans an extra chance to come together and celebrate our American-ness while watching athletes representing the Stars and Stripes overseas winning medals in events that we can only sit and watch in awe. This round of the Winter Games begins on February 6 and is planned to end the 23rd…

Kevin Durant is the real deal

Kevin Durant is the real deal

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01/30/2014

The ESPN Box Score merely says, “0:01, 109-111, Kevin Durant makes 12-foot two point shot.” Your eyes see a lanky swingman taking a pull-up fade-away jumper over 3 defenders with menacing ease. Just like that, the Oklahoma City Thunder have beaten the Atlanta Hawks and won their eighth straight game. The reason watching Kevin Durant…

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

Documentary proves Linsanity can’t be cured

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01/30/2014

Although I call myself the greatest Jeremy Lin fan in the world, I regret to say that I did not take the hour and a half trip to see his documentary, Linsanity, when it debuted in October 4, 2013. My pre-ordered copy of the movie, however, arrived during the weekend so I finally had the…

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

Rise and Fire: Uncovering Agent Zero

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01/30/2014

This is a column from the January 30, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Earlier this month, during a basketball game between the University of Arizona and UCLA, cameras settled on Arizona alumnus and former NBA star Gilbert Arenas. The 32 -year-old sat courtside, hand resting on his chin—his iconic lack…

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

Pro Bowl or No Bowl? What to do before next year

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01/28/2014

I made it through watching almost the full first half of the NFL’s Pro Bowl this year, which is an improvement upon last year’s viewing. I made a point to give the new format of the game a chance and committed myself to paying attention to the so-called “improvements” the league claimed it had made….

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

Across the river: UVA Could go deep

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01/27/2014

Here at Mr. Jefferson’s University, we have a lot to be proud of.  Academically, we’re the best public university in the country, no matter what the hippies in California will tell you.  Our McIntire School of Commerce produces the best and the brightest in the financial world*, and, of course, we have a UNESCO World…

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

Curling 2014: More than it’s cracked up to be

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01/27/2014

It’s hard not to be excited for the Sochi Winter Olympics, now just a few short weeks away. Spectators the world over will be wowed by breath-taking feats of athleticism in ski slalom, snowboard cross, bobsleigh (feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme…), and, of course, this year’s controversial – not to mention verbose – new…

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

Mohamed Salah’s Full Halt

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01/26/2014

I don’t get it. I just don’t freakin’ get it. I understand why footballers take what they can get in terms of career advancement, and I understand that a footballer only has so many good years in his legs, but, for the life of me, I just cannot understand why a slightly underrated winger would…

Roberts Report: Super Bowl Analysis

Roberts Report: Super Bowl Analysis

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01/26/2014

The Conference Championships are over and now only two teams are left standing: The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Before the season, this was an extremely popular Super Bowl pick, as both teams seemed poised to go all the way in the ‘sophomore’ campaigns of each of their very talented quarterbacks. Both teams were…


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