Post Tagged with: "Down to the Wire"

Decisions That Changed Sports

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, I’m doing my own “What If” column with an example from each of[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Player’s Insights Prove Valuable

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 and signed by the rival Washington Redskins, has been facing questioning about his possible gang ties to the Crips in[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

NHL Point System Needs Fixing

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” — if they lose in overtime or a shootout. Many hockey fans take issue with[Read More…]

by April 3, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

Expansion’s Real Meaning

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, Mo., two of the most likely destinations. Las Vegas is a warm weather city, where the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

The Facts About Playoff Defense

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 is king, which plays into the popular belief that pitching and defense are more important[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Sports

Regular Season Games Drawing Less Interest

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 6, I started to wonder if the relatively mild reaction was due to a decline in interest that many fans may have in[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Sports

Enforcers and Fighting Are Overvalued in Hockey

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 is, why do these guys continually do it, and why do teams place such value[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Sports

Unfair MLB Draft Must Go

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 be discussed: the MLB draft. As Grantland columnist Rany Jazayerli discussed in his column, “Abolish the MLB Draft!,” the MLB[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Sports

NFL Stance on Character Comes as No Surprise

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, it’s important to take a look at everything that has led up to this point: Dennard was the Patriots’ seventh-round pick in 2012, falling several[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments Sports

We’re Too Busy Tebowing to Notice Real Issues

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, I thought he was going to have to do that. But you might be surprised to know[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Sports