The Family of Fandom

December 4, 2016

For many Americans, sports fandom is a family tradition, passed down like an old antique. You’re not sure who bought it, and even if it’s outdated or simply awful, it better be in your home or you know you’re going to get crap from dad at Thanksgiving. In football, a team in the league is like its own dysfunctional family and a big part of that identity are the fans,…

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Sports Through the Ages: The Original Superstars

November 15, 2016

Stardom and celebrity are key components of the sports media industry. Stars like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky can take a sport to new heights while others like Tiger Woods can essentially create a fanbase. Many fans tune into games simply to see their favorite players and it is not uncommon for a fan’s allegiance to a team to be based on the players rather than the city. The profile…

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Claude Julien: One Last Chance

November 11, 2016

The Boston Bruins are a historic franchise that has seen some of the greatest players and coaches in the long history of the NHL and their current coach, Claude Julien, is one of Boston’s best. Prior to the Bruins Claude had been a mostly minor league defenseman from 1980-92, but after retiring as a player began a more successful coaching career. After a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens and an even…

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NFL Division Power Rankings

October 25, 2016

Every sport has power rankings and the NFL’s are a weekly ritual for any sports-writing website that covers the game. Using a combination of record, strength of schedule, and the team’s position moving forward, power rankings are one way for a fan to see how their team stacks up against the league in a deeper way than simply looking at the standings. Given the smaller schedule, an NFL team only…

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Editorial Letter: The Future of Sports

October 10, 2016

  Sports have long been a pillar of culture in the world and have changed a lot over the course of history. As the world pushes forward into the 21st century sports will continue to change, influenced by society, innovators, and technology.

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2050: The Post-NFL World

October 10, 2016

All good things must come to an end. No one can predict the future, but this piece will be an attempt to decipher the signs and omens of the modern sporting world to give a glimpse of the direction of sports in America. How long will the NFL keep its stranglehold over the American viewer? Will the nation finally accept soccer and the metric system? In the year 2050 the picture…

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The New NHL: Speed and Skill

October 10, 2016

The NHL is heading in a new direction. One of less physicality and fighting, and more skill. The new game is all about speed and stacking lines with talent instead of grit. The NHL and hockey in general have been headed this way for a long time, but the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins have been a big push in that direction. Ever since the 2010 Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, teams have been looking for…

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