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...

The Problem With Kobe Bryant’s Support of Women’s Sports

It has been an objectively good summer for women’s sports. The United States women’s national soccer team won its fourth FIFA World Cup and continues to make national news in its fight for fair...

These Sports Stories Should Have Their Own Documentaries

If you haven’t been paying attention, “The Last Dance”  is a 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls’ last championship run and has been premiering in two-episode blocks each week. Because...

To Pay or Not to Pay College Athletes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two weeks, you know that we are in the midst of March Madness, the biggest college basketball tournament in the nation. Over 97 million...

The Olympics’ Ban of Protests Is Hypocritical and Unfair

Earlier this month, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced it would institute a ban on protesting ahead of this summer’s competition in Tokyo. The IOC said it would discipline athletes who fail to adhere...

The Best Soccer Celebrations, Ranked

Soccer is full of amazing moments — the skillful dribbling, the insane goals and the celebrations that become iconic in the sport’s history.  Sometimes, the goal celebration becomes more than a forgotten moment in a...

How Can Athletes Trust USA Gymnastics?

Last week, elite gymnastics coach Maggie Haney was served with an eight-year suspension by U.S.A Gymnastics following accusations that she had verbally and emotionally abused athletes. Haney has had at least one gymnast represent...

Male Athletes Are Still Stuck in the Closet

NFL veteran Ryan Russell recently wrote a beautiful piece for ESPN in which he came out as bisexual and discussed how he was unable to live an “open life” for much of his early...

The Sports Curse: Fact or Fiction?

As Halloween approaches, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of sports’ biggest alleged curses and see just how ridiculous some of them are. From a video game cover to...

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...

Let Me Tell You About Your Favorite Pro Athletes

Like many others, I have been spending the past week at home socially distancing myself from the outside world. With no sports (and no anything) for the foreseeable future, many have been taking this...

The USWNT Is Simply Too Good

A 4-0 win over Haiti. An 8-0 absolute goal fest against Panama. Large scorelines have become the norm for the U.S. women’s national soccer team and this past week’s action in CONCACAF, Women’s Olympic...
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