Four Down Territory – 30 for 30

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 eighth installment, I’ll be outlining some of my favorite...

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...

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The Penultimatum: Two Weeks to Go

The Penultimatum: Two Weeks to Go

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09/17/2014

Yes, there is another week of baseball after this, but anybody paying attention will note that this week matters far more. Here’s what you should be watching as we approach the playoffs: AL Central Dear Royals fans- I’m so sorry. My beloved Red Sox may be mathematically eliminated, but that won’t stop us from playing…

NBA Preview: The Central Division

NBA Preview: The Central Division

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09/17/2014

Among the three divisions in the Eastern Conference, none has improved nearly as much as the Central division. Cleveland Cavaliers At the top of the Central lies the nascent Cleveland Cavaliers, who have failed their way into a super team. Enough has been made of the series of events that led LeBron James and Kevin…

Professor Profile: David Ebenbach

Professor Profile: David Ebenbach

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09/17/2014

Who are the people that teach at Georgetown? How did they get to be where they are today: standing in a packed auditorium lecturing about realist theory or leading a vibrant discussion about poetry? As a student, I know why I go to class each day, but why do my professors get up to teach?…

Waiting for U.S. Soccer to Arrive

Waiting for U.S. Soccer to Arrive

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09/16/2014

Soccer truly is a “beautiful game,” the only sport capable of captivating fans from all corners of the world. Every four years when the World Cup is held, millions of people from different cultures and of various heritages unite with a single hope: to watch their fellow countrymen win the coveted World Cup trophy and…

Adams Morgan is a Hipster Paradise

Adams Morgan is a Hipster Paradise

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09/16/2014

If Adams Morgan–or “AdMo” like the cool kids (read: me) call it–was a member of the DC family, it would be that crazy, hipster cousin who listens to bands with names like “The Ambiguous Lampshades” and tells you about the coolest hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you can find some of the best Jamaican jerk chicken DC…

Saving the Players and the Game

Saving the Players and the Game

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09/16/2014

National League MVP candidate and Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton caught an 88-mph fastball just below the left eye Thursday causing various facial lacerations, fractures, and dental damage. This was the most severe of the recent uptick in gruesome on-field accidents.  The All Star left the field, almost certainly for the final time this season, by…

The Malian with the Magic Strings

The Malian with the Magic Strings

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09/16/2014

Dancing with yourself is a skill, one best mastered on a dark dance floor surrounded by people you don’t know. With rhythm seeping through your veins and just enough bravery to release those self-conscious inhibitions that keep you stationary, all you need is the right song to feel like you’re on top of the world….

The Implications of Chris Davis’ Suspension

The Implications of Chris Davis’ Suspension

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09/15/2014

It’s hard to imagine that players in Major League Baseball could still be getting caught using illegal substances, but here we are, weeks away from the playoffs, and Baltimore Orioles’ power hitter Chris Davis has been busted. Thankfully, he hasn’t been using any kind of illegal steroid, but instead he tested positive for Adderall. As…

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Ousted, My World Is Crashing Down

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Ousted, My World Is Crashing Down

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09/15/2014

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Ferrari icon and resident nut job, has stepped down from his position of chairman at Ferrari. He will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne. The FIAT-Chrysler alliance is now, in the words of the “Financial Post,” a “one man show.” It’s the end of an era. di Montezemolo’s importance to Ferrari feels…

The Drop  is a Bucket of Mediocrity

The Drop  is a Bucket of Mediocrity

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09/15/2014

The Drop is an emotionally manipulative crime drama that forcibly links multiple, supposedly character-driven plot threads in order to build to one of the most laughably-executed twists in recent memory.  Tom Hardy stars as Bob, a bartender who has to deal with the fact that his bar, a “drop point” where the Chechen mob often…


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