Four Down Territory – The Biggest Upsets

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 seventh installment, I’ll be outlining some of the biggest upsets...

Four Down Territory – The Best PARRAties

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 sixth installment, I’ll be outlining Gerardo Parra’s most clutch...

When Superheroes Pass

Tyler Skaggs, starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, died on Monday, July 1. He was 27. This news hit me like a blow. Not again, I thought. Active major leaguers have passed away too often in recent years. Especially for the Angels, who lost 22-year-old Nick Adenhart a decade ago to a car accident,...

Four Down Territory – The Worst Teams EVER

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 fifth installment, I’ll be outlining the worst pro teams...

Ryan O’Reilly and the Elusive 2C

There might not be a more important position in today’s National Hockey League than the second-line centerman. This has been especially on my mind recently because of Ryan O’Reilly’s utter brilliance in the Stanley Cup Final. Continuing to kick in the teeth of Sabres GM Jason Botterill and fans like myself after Buffalo sold low...

Four Down Territory – Monday Night Football

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 fourth installment, I’ll be outlining four of the greatest...

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Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

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02/13/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. I can’t ski. My trips down most beginner-level mountains involve more time spent facedown in the snow than time spent actually moving. I also cannot shoot a gun. I blame my suburban lifestyle and dislike of loud noises…

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

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02/13/2014

Once again, basketball lives on as a sport of unpredictable and explosive emotions. During OSU’s game against Texas Tech last Saturday, Marcus Smart seemed to channel the aggression of Ron Artest, when he shoved a Texas Tech fan with 6.2 seconds left in the game. The Oklahoma State player claims to have reacted as a…

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

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02/13/2014

  When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in Sochi’s…

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

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02/13/2014

As the year’s tankers zoom in on Joel Embiid as the likely number one pick in the draft, three particularly bad teams in the eastern conference find themselves at an important crossroads. Since Cleveland fired Chris Grant, their general manager, the Cavaliers have been forced to correct mid-course, requiring them to make major decisions about…

Beanpot Hockey 2014

Beanpot Hockey 2014

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02/11/2014

For the first two Mondays of every February, college hockey takes over the city of Boston.  Northeastern, Harvard, Boston College and Boston University play against each other for the Beanpot, the trophy granting college hockey supremacy in the city of Boston.  Imagine Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest playing each other in a yearly…

A Lakers Eulogy

A Lakers Eulogy

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02/06/2014

Being a Lakers fan used to be a lot of fun. Following the team into the playoffs year after year; watching Kobe light up the stage by making shots that I could have sworn were physically impossible; and studying the ways of Zen-master Phil Jackson all made being a fan of the Purple and Gold…

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

All The Way: MLB lowers transfer fees

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02/06/2014

  This is a column from the February 6, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here Major League Baseball did its part to help reduce the United States’ trade deficit before the end of 2013 by developing and executing a new posting system for Japanese players being traded out of Nippon Professional Baseball…

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

Safety in Sochi: Snowboard Slopestyle

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02/06/2014

When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider the reality that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in…

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…


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