Category: Sports

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 »

The Real Reason for the NBA’s Offensive Explosion

In case you hadn’t noticed, the NBA is experiencing an offensive explosion. Teams are averaging over 112 points per game this season. By comparison, the league scored only 106 points per game last season and a mere 100 points per game five years ago. It is difficult to explain just how preposterous this increase is…. Read more »

Quarterbacks are Overvalued

NFL quarterbacks are being paid wild amounts of money. Seemingly every new quarterback that comes onto the free-agent market is paid a more exorbitant sum than the one that came before him. QBs have traditionally been paid handsomely, especially the good ones, but recently we have seen extreme payouts outside of the elite class of… Read more »

Allowing Teams to Trade Draft Picks Would Address MLB’s Tanking Problem

Over and over again, analysts have lamented Major League Baseball’s tanking problem. A tanking team, for those unfamiliar with the term, directs all of its resources toward building for the future. Instead of trying to compete for the playoffs, the team in question jettisons its veteran regulars in exchange for young talent. While this strategy… Read more »

The NBA’s Schadenfreude Prospects

NBA players are soooo good. They are so very, very good. Absurdly good, even. We all know this! Youtube channels posting nightly highlight videos get a half-million subscribers. This one video of a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk got 430,000 views in ten days! Yup, the NBA is chock full of phenomenal talents, and we love to… Read more »

We Need a New System for Hosting the Olympics

In 1908, London hosted the fourth modern Olympic Games. The Olympics took place over the course of more than six months, and although the Games went smoothly, the buildup  was more than a little chaotic. Four cities had placed bids to host, and Rome, the selected winner, was making preparations. On April 7, 1906, however,… Read more »