Somewhere between watching my beloved New England Patriots get shellacked on national TV and drowning my sorrows in a tri-combo platter at Lakeside Latenite, I had an epiphany, a sudden and rare moment of clarity, a hammer-shot to the gut that forced me to re-evaluate how I consume sports and sports news today. Has our…
The worst part to me about the NFL scandals was the callousness with which the biggest sport in America reacted to the whole situation; in ten years, if the NFL ceases to exist, we will look back at this summer and the concussion and traumatic head injury saga that persists to this day and think of them as the days that the NFL started to decline.
Atlético Madrid almost pulled it off. They had already won La Liga in a manner most closely resembling the psyche of their squad, facing adversity at the Camp Nou to a Barcelona squad desperate to send off its golden generation of players with one last title.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery for the third time in four years on Tuesday night. Conspiracy theorists, you may start your engines…now.
Roughly two editions of the NBA Playoffs ago, James Harden was the greatest combination of man and beard alive. I offer my insincere apologies to Brian Wilson — who unfortunately now plays for the wrong team to garner any affection from me and furthermore only directly influences the outcome of one-ninth of a baseball game.
In a few short months, the World Cup (of soccer, not poker) will begin in Brazil. Fans of the beautiful game, of beautiful women and of Brazilian kickboxing will venture forth into the wild, making the trip to South America’s largest nation to catch one of the biggest sporting spectacles on the planet.
Spring is truly an amazing time of year. The weather gets warmer, the hills of northern California get coated in lush green grass, people start their annual intake of allergy medications and class attendance drops as a function of both the weather and any rush-related events held the night before. However, all of these things pale in comparison to the biggest news that spring always ushers in with it: Football is back.
The magic of April Fools’ Day is that, for a brief span of 24 hours, the line that we draw between fiction and reality becomes quite indistinct. Just yesterday morning, I was told by Google that they were looking for an individual to fill the position of Pokémon Master; needless to say, I spent the day on Google Maps filling out my Pokédex.