Category: Sports

Does the NFL Finally Care about Social Justice?

In the fall of 2021, the National Football League’s internal probe revealed emails sent by Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden between 2011 and 2018 that contained racist, sexist, and homophobic langauge. Within a week, the NFL and the Raiders forced Gruden to resign. This particular story might suggest that the NFL takes instances of… Read more »

The Most Devoted Fanbases in Professional Sports

When it comes to success in professional sports, the support of an ardent fanbase is even more crucial than it may seem. Home-field advantage is a big deal in professional sports. When a team plays in its home stadium, the players don’t have to travel; they feel more comfortable with their practice and rest routines… Read more »

The Brooklyn Nets and the Beginning of a Super Team Era

How might the “Super Team” phenomenon change the NBA landscape, and what does this mean for our favorite teams? In a typical NBA season, five or six teams decide they have no chance to make a playoff run and deliberately tank their records in hopes of earning a better draft pick. This year, that number… Read more »

How to Fix the Tanking Problem

The NBA should relegate some teams to the G-league. Every fan knows the drill. Thirty-or-so games into the NBA season, fans have a solid idea of whether or not their team will be competitive for a playoff spot. It is around this time that the hopeless teams find the same recurring comments under their social… Read more »

Kaepernick to the Patriots Would Be the Icing on the Cake

On February 15th, the NFL announced it had settled controversial Quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit against the league. Kaepernick, alongside fellow NFL player Eric Reid, kneeled during the national anthem prior to games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality during their time on the San Francisco 49ers. In 2017,… Read more »

Amorphous Blobs are the Future of the NFL

As Kevin Clark explains in an excellent Ringer article, the NFL’s analytics revolution is finally kicking into gear. Teams’ analytics departments have swelled and the development of more advanced statistics for player evaluation, implementation of player tracking data, and ever-improving knowledge of salary cap best-practice have followed, bringing a new wealth of information for front… Read more »

The Best Candidate for the Next Superstar Two-Sport Athlete

Since the 1960s, there have been but two players that have played two of the four major American professional sports (baseball, football, basketball, hockey) at the same time: Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Both of whom are considered to be two of the greatest athletes ever. Since then, there have been a number of players… Read more »

The Resurgence of Racism in British Football

Imagine walking into your workplace. You’re young, relatively new to the company, but you have built up an impressive portfolio of work. Many of the people who doubted your intellect, work-ethic, and competence when you first started now have no choice but to recognize your excellence and commitment to your job. There are a lot… Read more »

We Hate to Admit It, But the Golden State Warriors are Good for the NBA

The Golden State Warriors won their first NBA Championship in 2015. Back then, they were a fun-loving team whose play style and personas were easy to root for. This team was led by Stephen Curry, the kid out of Davidson College who exploded onto the scene, winning his first MVP Award. He became one half… Read more »