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Four Years of Surprises, Early Exits

By Corey Blaine December 7, 2012

An Applebee’s is where I watched Greg Monroe and my beloved Hoyas fall to No. 14 seed Ohio in 2010. In 2011, it was in a packed but silent Village A in which I witnessed Chris Wright, Austin Freeman...

Dodgers, Jays Mark New Trend

By Corey Blaine November 30, 2012

The two coasts of the United States have effectively hijacked Major League Baseball over the past 12 months and altered the trajectory of the league. As a result, in 2013 and beyond, the World Series will...

Armstrong Scandal Rebounds on Charity

By Corey Blaine October 25, 2012

n the past decade, there were few sports figures as inspirational as Lance Armstrong. Whether you were watching him destroy the field in the mountains of the Tour de France or watching his Nike commercials,...

Nationals Deny Fans Playoff Glory With Strasburg Decision

By Corey Blaine September 14, 2012

Washington Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson has let down fans of his club — as well as the members of his team — with his decision last Saturday to bench ace Stephen Strasburg for the remainder of...

Matchups: The True Source of the Modern Perfect Game

By Corey Blaine April 30, 2012

When Randy Johnson threw his perfect game in 2004, my mom came to my room to wake me up so I could witness what she described as an event that only happens every “five years or so.” And she was right,...

Cincy Back in the Spotlight

By Corey Blaine April 13, 2012

When the Cincinnati Reds’ miraculous playoff run in 2010 began with an Aug. 10 brawl against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team announced with their actions that they had entered the upper echelon of...

Bryant Overcoming Past

By Corey Blaine February 10, 2012

His career has survived rape allegations, a public feud with his popular star teammate, too many injuries to count, a public falling-out that led his Hall of Fame coach to retire to a cabin in the wilderness...

Pro Bowl Needs Fresh Ideas To Recapture Public Interest

By Corey Blaine February 2, 2012

One of my biggest disappointments as a sports fan came during the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl played in Miami. At first, I was ecstatic to see the best NFL players compete from free seats a mere nine rows up from...

Who’s Hot Post-Lockout

By Corey Blaine January 20, 2012

Now that the sports world has had almost an entire month to digest the new state of professional basketball and all but four fan bases are finished with the NFL playoffs, it seems appropriate to look at...

Club Sports Welcome All Levels

By Corey Blaine December 1, 2011

When Andy Weaver crossed the finish line in first place at the 2011 cross country national championships, the scene wasn't anything like he had imagined. For starters, Weaver wasn't winning the NCAA Division...

Personalizing Athletes Through Twitter

By Corey Blaine October 7, 2011

I was sitting at a banquet for one of my summer jobs, paying very little attention to the speaker trying to tell the high school honors students whom I was employed to mentor about how they would grow...

NHL Ignoring Headshots

By Corey Blaine September 30, 2011

Mr. Bettman, you have a serious problem on your hands. Since May, three of hockey's dearly beloved enforcers have passed away under tragic and entirely preventable circumstances. With the deaths of Wade Belak,...

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