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

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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