Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

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...

MLB Revenues Skyrocketing

By Tom Hoff April 12, 2013

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is underpaid. He also just signed a new, seven-year, $175 million contract. How in the world do those two sentences make any sort of sense? Well, the economic...

Users Still Belong in Hall

By Tom Hoff April 5, 2013

Steroid users in baseball should be allowed in the Hall of Fame. There, I said it: A group of players who cheated at their profession should be allowed into that profession’s Hall of Fame. Let me...

High Time to Forgive Vick

By Tom Hoff March 22, 2013

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s past as a dogfighting ringleader will forever follow him, the same way that so many others in this world find it impossible to escape their pasts. Vick...

Owners Split by Cash, Success

By Tom Hoff February 22, 2013

This past Monday, longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss died from kidney failure at age 80, inspiring an outpouring on ESPN of reflections on and tributes to his life and career. In NBA circles,...

Case of UCLA Star Boils Down to Race

By Tom Hoff February 15, 2013

Last Thursday, UCLA defeated Washington on a last-second shot from Larry Drew II, heroics that were followed by heralded freshman Bruin Shabazz Muhammad — who was clapping and crying for the ball at...

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