The MLB Has a Competitive Balance Issue, and It’s Related to Money and Payroll Inequalities

At the end of the 2019 regular season, the top four records in Major League Baseball should not have been a surprise: the Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, and Twins all put up 100+ win seasons, with the Marlins, Orioles, Tigers, and Royals suffering from brutal seasons of under 60 wins. In today’s MLB, this oligopoly of...

Breaking Down The Impossible: Bartolo Colón’s Home Run

On March 7th 2016, Bartolo Colón solidified his place as one of the most memorable players of the past few decades when, with one marvelous swing, he hit the first, and to date, only home run of his illustrious career. His career began in 1997, when he broke into the league as a fresh faced...

Using NHL General Managers’ Trading Preferences To Determine, Among Other Things, If Short Guys Really Are Cagier In Negotiations

Complaining about a short, tyrannical schoolmaster, Paul Baumer, the protagonist of Erich Maria Remarque’s World War I classic All Quiet on the Western Front, remarks: “It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men. They are so much more energetic and uncompromising than the big fellows.”...

Each NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick of the Last Decade: Western Conference

Over this last decade there have been a plethora of great and not-so-great draft picks made in the NBA Draft. From high potential busts, late-round sleepers, to sure-thing star players, there are always many types of players in each draft. Usually, only a select few end up becoming true stars and difference makers for their...

Each NBA Team’s Worst Draft Pick of the Last Decade: Eastern Conference

Over this last decade there have been a plethora of great and not-so-great draft picks made in the NBA Draft. From high potential busts, late-round sleepers, to sure-thing star players, there are always many types of players in each draft. Usually, only a select few end up becoming true stars and difference makers for their...

What does Zion’s Return Means for Lonzo?

On Wednesday January 22, Zion Williamson lived up to the years of hype as he made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs. While his highlight-reel dunks did not make an appearance, Zion became the first player in NBA history to go four for four from three in their NBA debut. He also dropped...

Halftime Sports

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

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03/20/2014

March is typically a month reserved for basketball hype; NBA playoffs loom and the NCAA tournament begins. However, unbeknownst to many people, NFL free agents are trying to find employement. Free agency plays a huge role in preserving the “any given Sunday” parity that seems to exist in the NFL, which is one of the…

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

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03/20/2014

When the Philadelphia 76ers started the season on a stunning winning streak, the basketball world took notice. Philadelphia began with a remarkable come-from-behind victory over the defending champion Miami Heat, led by a performance from rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who looked like a seasoned veteran for much of the contest. Experts began talking about Philadelphia as…

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

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03/19/2014

As Brazil 2014 fast approaches, Halftime thought it might be prudent to take a look at each of the 32 teams participating in the World Cup and assess possible lineups and chances of winning the tournament. Just to catch your interest in this first installment, we thought we’d preview the defending world and European champions,…

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

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02/25/2014

As players and fans alike packed into Smoothie King Center for the 2014 NBA all-star game, the festivities paused for just a few moments to celebrate one man’s 80th birthday. At the end of the first quarter, everyone in the stadium, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a man whose name is synonymous with the finals’ MVP…

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…


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