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MAJD: More Than Cutler Behind Bears’ Woes

By Darius Majd November 11, 2014

Like a poor man’s Tony Romo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has seen his fair share of unfair criticism over the course of his career. Once the media has locked onto an angle about a player, that...

MAJD: In Twilight of Career, Brady Disproves Critics

By Darius Majd November 4, 2014

A month ago, the Seattle Seahawks were the team to beat in the NFL, and the Arizona Cardinals were just another wild card contender. A month ago, Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers were legitimate...

MAJD: Frontrunners Stuck in Neutral in the English Premier League

By Darius Majd October 28, 2014

Although the English Premier League currently holds the (deserved) status as the best and most competitive top-to-bottom soccer league in the world, in truth the English league — throughout its 22-year...

MAJD: Cowboys Return to Running Roots

By Darius Majd October 21, 2014

For much of its history, the NFL has been a running-oriented league. The running game had to be established to set up the pass, and running backs garnered as much praise as their quarterbacks. But the...

MAJD: NBA Big Threes Risky For Teams

By Darius Majd September 30, 2014

Pippen, Jordan and Rodman. Pierce, Garnett and Allen. LeBron, Wade and Bosh. The NBA is littered with dynasties, and conventional wisdom seems to embrace the notion that success is built upon the power...

MAJD: Video Changes Media Coverage of Abuse

By Darius Majd September 23, 2014

In the past few weeks, it has become extremely easy to look down on the NFL with an air of superiority. With prominent cases of domestic abuse springing up in the aftermath of the Ray Rice controversy,...

MAJD: Elite Teams Stumble Early

By Darius Majd September 16, 2014

Last season’s NFL title chase ultimately played out as many predicted. The Denver Broncos, galvanized by a massive quarterback upgrade, tore through the AFC on their way to the Super Bowl. Over in the...

MAJD: Levenson Leaves Hawks

By Darius Majd September 9, 2014

When news hit that a racially insensitive email from the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks led to the sale of his shares, it was only natural that comparisons to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald...

MAJD: Manchester United Losing Prestige

By Darius Majd August 26, 2014

When it comes to professional club soccer, the English Premier League is at the pinnacle of depth and competitiveness, with top-flight clubs on par with any other team in the world, and mid-table teams...

The Curious Case of Courtois’ Clause

By Darius Majd April 25, 2014

Atlético Madrid has been the surprise of European football this season. After years and years of Barcelona and Real Madrid battling for Spanish supremacy without even a thought to other challengers, the...

Historic Barcelona Sees Beginning of Its Decline

By Darius Majd April 11, 2014

It’s hard to place the beginning of Barcelona’s decline from its perch as the unmatched dynasty of professional soccer. After all, when you are in the midst of a historically memorable run of success...

Revisiting Mike Trout And His Record Contract

By Darius Majd April 4, 2014

Monday was Opening Day, and it didn’t take long for Mike Trout to reaffirm the trajectory of his meteoric rise from touted rookie to best player in the game of baseball. Although it is rare for even...

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