2018 World Cup Predictions

Soccer’s biggest event on the world stage is taking place in Russia this summer from June 15 to July 14, and will be sure to contain surprises, devastation, goals and glory for one nation....

Monday Musings: On Colin Kaepernick, Harden’s Heroics and the Internet’s Favorite NBA Player

Don’t Forget About Colin Kaepernick In case you missed it, ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a 40-minute workout with eight NFL teams last month. Despite being out of the game for three years after being...

The Reactive and Equivocal Politics of the NBA

It was the second time in league’s history — and the first time since 1964 — that NBA players had organized a strike. Back then, the players striked for a pension and an athletic...

Is Creativity Dying in Sports?

Geographically, the NBA of today is completely different from what it was 20 years ago. Compare the graphics of top shot locations from the 2001-2002 season to the current season — there are very...

The National Women’s Soccer League Still Has Work to Do

Following three years since ex-commissioner Jeff Plush stepped down in 2017, the National Women’s Soccer League announced the appointment of Lisa Baird as the new league commissioner last week. The hiring of Baird, former...

Don’t Punish Female Athletes for Being Too Good

On Wednesday, the highest governing body in international sports, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, said that female track athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone could not compete as women in certain major...

Is This the End of Smart Sports Commentary?

Last week, ESPN announced that it was canceling “High Noon,” a studio talk show featuring two of ESPN’s smartest commentators, after less than two years.  The company cited low viewership for the decision — the...

As the Knicks Wrap Up Worst-Ever Season, a Look at Owner James Dolan’s Legacy

James Dolan’s tenure as owner of the New York Knicks has been mired in controversy and filled with shocking and often ridiculous incidents, leaving many fans, including myself, tired and desperate for change. Dolan...

Unlike the New York Knicks, the New York Liberty Are Doing Things Right

After a disappointing 10-24 record in the 2019 season, the New York Liberty received the number one pick for the WNBA draft, its first in team history. On April 17, with the number one...

The Best Sports Mascots, Ranked

To some, mascots may seem utterly useless or distracting from the actual game. To others like me, however, that is exactly what makes them so important to the American sporting experience. Whatever your stance...

Avenatti’s Not the Story. Nike Is.

Earlier this month, celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti — after being arrested on extortion charges — tried to single-handedly take down Nike for its alleged bribery of the families of high school athletes “to attend...

In Appreciation of the NBA’s Middle Class

One looming, immutable fact weighs on the mind of every NBA fan at the beginning, middle and end of every season. There are 30 teams, and only one of them can end the season...
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