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Decisions That Changed Sports

By Tom Hoff April 25, 2014

My favorite column from Bill Simmons, the sportswriter whom I read the most, is his “What If” NBA column from 2008, in which he outlines 15 of the biggest chains of events in recent NBA history. Here,...

Player’s Insights Prove Valuable

By Tom Hoff April 11, 2014

Last week, outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wrote a piece for about his childhood friend DeSean Jackson. Jackson, who was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago...

NHL Point System Needs Fixing

By Tom Hoff April 3, 2014

In the NHL, a team is awarded two points for a regulation, overtime or shootout win. Meanwhile, a team receives zero points for a loss in regulation, but receives one point — the “loser point” —...

Expansion’s Real Meaning

By Tom Hoff November 8, 2013

Recently, Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke spoke about the NHL’s expansion plans, saying that two teams could be added in the near future. Like many, I’m skeptical of Las Vegas and Kansas City,...

The Facts About Playoff Defense

By Tom Hoff October 18, 2013

In each of the first three games of the American League Championship Series, the Detroit Tigers held the Boston Red Sox to zero hits through the first four innings. Such a statistic shows that pitching...

Regular Season Games Drawing Less Interest

By Tom Hoff October 11, 2013

Recently, I’ve been surprised over the lack of outrage that normally-insane Boston sports fans have expressed about Rob Gronkowski’s hesitance to return to action. Considering that it’s just Week...

Enforcers and Fighting Are Overvalued in Hockey

By Tom Hoff October 4, 2013

As even the casual puck fan knows, hockey teams usually carry at least one “enforcer” whose job description is as follows: Try your hardest to beat the living daylights out of an opponent. The question...

Unfair MLB Draft Must Go

By Tom Hoff September 27, 2013

The MLB playoffs are just around the corner, but before we all get caught up in the excitement of the pennant races, there’s one more important issue surrounding Major League Baseball that I think should...

NFL Stance on Character Comes as No Surprise

By Tom Hoff September 20, 2013

On Monday, a Nebraska judge ruled that Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard could stay free until sentencing, even though he had just admitted to violating probation. To understand the situation fully,...

We’re Too Busy Tebowing to Notice Real Issues

By Tom Hoff September 6, 2013

The New England Patriots recently cut Tim Tebow, causing President Obama to issue a warning to the citizens of Bristol, Conn., because there might have been fatal riots at ESPN headquarters. Or, at least,...

Outdated MLB Must Innovate

By Tom Hoff August 30, 2013

It seems strange to criticize a professional sports league that generated $7.5 billion in revenue in 2012 and projects $9 billion by 2014. After all, Major League Baseball’s second richest team, the...

Like Its Sports Teams, Boston Won’t Lie Down

By Tom Hoff April 18, 2013

This time during my freshman year, I missed two major things about Boston that weren’t related to my family or friends. The first was the image of Boston and Cambridge (where I live) along the Charles...

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