Can Isaiah Thomas Come Back?

Isaiah Thomas has always been taken for granted; his career and his life have been built off of doing what seems impossible. Thomas has always been overlooked on NBA teams due to his height, which makes  him unable to defend most NBA players. At 5 feet 9 inches, his game has always been based off...

Canelo Knocks Out Kovalev, Becomes Simultaneous Three Division Champion

On November 2nd, in the boxing mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez knocked out defending champion Sergey Kovalev to clinch his first WBO Light Heavyweight Title. Canelo (53-1-2, 36 KOs) stands at 5’9” and most naturally fights at 160 lbs, the weight at which he defends his WBC Middleweight Championship. In 2018,...

An Ode to Washington’s Nationals

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...

A Comprehensive List of All The Things Patrick Ewing is Taller Than

As your Georgetown Hoyas gear up for another season of high hopes and deep disappointment on the hardwood, I’ve been hard at work as well. Investigative journalism is my passion, and I felt like it was time to give the beloved readers of Halftime Sports the important story they need to hear. I’ve been crunching...

What’s Happened in the World Since Georgetown Basketball Last Went to the NCAA Tournament

It’s March 21, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The buzzer sounds to close the second half of the men’s NCAA Round of 32 match-up between 4-seed Georgetown and 5-seed Utah. Despite an impressive 18-point showing by Georgetown’s freshman guard L.J. Peak, the Hoyas fall to Utah 75-64.  At the time, this loss was simply an addition...

Rugby World Cup Preview

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....

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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…

Lester takes the cut: Player loyalty in the MLB

Lester takes the cut: Player loyalty in the MLB

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01/24/2014

I am in no way a Boston sports fan. Regardless of the sports season, I actually secretly hope that Boston teams fail in their pursuit of a championship. Super Bowl, World Series, Finals, Stanley Cup—doesn’t matter to me. I think my grudge against Boston sports teams originated from too many Angel losses to those damn…

A very Knickerbocker Christmas

A very Knickerbocker Christmas

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01/24/2014

I thought it would be interesting to imagine how the New York Knicks would behave if they celebrated Christmas, family-style. The setting is Mike Woodson’s house. Woodson sits in a bathrobe, bleary-eyed, dreading the arrival of the various members of his team in a few hours. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. Woodson walks to the door…

Full Court Press: The right man for the job

Full Court Press: The right man for the job

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01/23/2014

This is a column from the January 23, 2014 edition of The Georgetown Voice. It can be found here The last nine months have not been kind to the Georgetown men’s basketball team, especially Head Coach John Thompson III. After clinching the Big East regular season title against longtime rival Syracuse, the Hoyas surged into the postseason with…

General Bradley "Retreats" to Canada

General Bradley "Retreats" to Canada

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01/21/2014

If you even pay a minute amount of attention to the world of American Soccer, than you know that Michael Bradley recently transferred his way from Rome back Stateside. As of this January, Bradley will officially be plying his trade in the MLS for Toronto FC alongside recent acquisitions Jermaine Defoe and DC favorite Dwayne…

January Tank Rank: Commit to the Tank

January Tank Rank: Commit to the Tank

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01/21/2014

Only a few weeks ago, NBA fans everywhere were again forced to understand just how valuable draft picks and draft position is in today’s NBA. Certain franchises have realized that it is much easier to draft the next Kevin Durant than it is to convince him to come in as a free agent. In many…

MLB Cracks Down on Collisions

MLB Cracks Down on Collisions

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01/20/2014

Hearing that Major League Baseball’s general managers had unanimously agreed that the league should move toward banning collisions at home plate struck an uneven chord in my mind earlier this week. There has been much talk about a new rule like this in Major League Baseball for quite a while now, especially ever since Buster…

Olympic USA Men’s Hockey Team Rundown

Olympic USA Men’s Hockey Team Rundown

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01/20/2014

In just a few short weeks, the 2014 Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia.  There will be curling and Jamaican bobsledders and a less tomato-ey Shawn White, but mostly this marks the return of Olympic hockey.  Last time around in Vancouver, Team USA made it to the gold-medal game on the back of goaltender…


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