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The most underrated day in sports is today

By | Apr 8, 2012

Yeah, so maybe you’d rather collect Joakim Noah bobbleheads than watch a round of golf on television. But, try it today. Just for once. It’ll be worth it. Flip to CBS for a few hours and embrace Verne Lundquist whispering sweet nothings into your ear as someone lines up a put on the 16th green.…

Nike’s new NFL jerseys

By | Apr 6, 2012

Is this story even news? If I wrote for the New York Times should I cover Nike’s branding of the NFL? How the whole set up of revealing the jerseys was fueled by PR and after watching SportsCenter I felt like I was watching the unveiling of a flying car? I’d answer all those questions…

One and done needs to be done

By | Apr 2, 2012

“There are only two solutions to it: Either I can recruit players who are not as good as the players I’m recruiting or I can try to convince guys that should leave to stay for me.” – John Calipari We’re talking about the rule that says a teenage basketball player must attend one year of…

Division III sports matter

By | Mar 30, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvi5og1jdw0 Some people have asked me why I play a Division III sport. They say it’s kind of like this blog in that no one cares outside of my parents. They ask me why I put in hours and hours for a game that matters as much as that game you play with your grandma…

Bored? Have Netflix? Watch Senna

By | Mar 26, 2012

It doesn’t matter if the biggest race you’ve ever watched are raindrops as they slide down your window. Doesn’t matter if you think racing isn’t a sport. Doesn’t matter if you care more about who that girl is in Hunger Games than you do about actual sports. “Ayrton Senna” is a mixture of 11 letters…

Why root for Tiger?

By | Mar 25, 2012

  You need to know I don’t have control over what is on my television. Ever. It’s just not my choice — the people that flock in here to peasant around decide what to watch. But it makes for a perfect study of the demographic I would assume I’m writing for: College sports fans. It’s…

Sympathy for Tim Tebow

By | Mar 21, 2012

Tim Tebow has it way better than you and me. Guy is at least a four seed in a March Madness bracket deciding who in the world has the best life. Plays a game for a living, gets paid millions to do so, is beloved by millions, and also loves millions. If you have ears…

Peyton Manning panic

By | Mar 7, 2012

A few months ago I would have bet at least two burritos to Chipotle that Peyton Manning would still be on the Colts. I’d be out a solid 16 bucks tonight. I don’t get it. It’s absurd. Inhumane, even. How do you let go of the 2011 NFL MVP? Yes, I don’t have any inside…

Beef with SportsCenter’s Top 10

By | Mar 5, 2012

It hasn’t even started yet and I’m already sick of it. You know the feeling — it’s 12:55 and you sit down in your favorite chair, nestled up with only your favorite bag of Goldfish keeping you company. You flick on ESPN, just in time to catch Scott Van Pelt bringing you into the Top…

The best sports video ever made

By | Mar 2, 2012

I had an assignment due yesterday that forced me to write why I wanted to be involved in sport. If videos would have been acceptable, I’d have given my professor a VHS of this segment. Maybe you’ve seen this video, maybe you haven’t. If you want to call yourself a sports fan, it’s a must.…

How overrated the 40-yard dash really is

By | Mar 1, 2012

I wonder what it must be like to be Mel Kiper Jr. Here’s a guy who spends his entire life analyzing and picking apart the futures of people my age. Has to be a tough, tough job/life. Impossible even. It’s a guessing game. He spends his life watching and listening and then guessing the prospects…

The Daytona 500 is on tonight…

By | Feb 27, 2012

But do you care? I love sports and I can honestly say I will be fully engrossed in my homework at 7pm tonight when the Daytona 500 starts. I used to have matchbox cars that I’d race around my floor during each and every Nascar race. The day before a race I’d set up a…