Stars Are Big

December 13, 2016

We’re living in the golden age of stardom, an age where anybody can rise to infamy. With the internets infinite sharing capabilities, when one person likes something or someone, they can share it, and their friends can share it, casting a viral net over the content. We call this, hype. This is clout generated not by the subject, but by the people, fans, press, and it’s incredibly prevalent in today’s…

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Be Your Own #1 Fan

December 6, 2016

If I realized one thing this year, through a class which analyzes sports culture to a pulp, it’s that sports are merely an idea, nevertheless, an idea American as apple pie. Sports are a democratic function, every single one of them runs itself and only itself. From grassroots to glass roofs, nobody is forcing you to play sports, even that overly passionate high school wrestling coach can’t force you into…

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God Bless Bo Jackson

November 29, 2016

For my past sport history pieces, I’ve covered the infamous Bo Jackson, his strengths and his triumphs,his legacy and his character, without mention of tribulations, that naturally come with a career in professional sports. Surely, everyone makes mistakes, everyone has those days— athletes especially.. You may not see them, or see their demise unfold, but for those in the limelight constantly, you’ll always be able to recount pitfalls. For Bo,…

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Letter By The Editors: Management

  Organized sports wouldn’t exist without coaching, not to mention, they would never achieve the level of play seen today without the guidance of wise mentors. Every great athlete on the warpath takes time to thank a coach at some point of the way, surely they couldn’t have done it without them, they’ll tout. But another factor has yet to be introduced, reserved for upper level play. This factor is…

November 15, 2016
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Not That Qualified

November 15, 2016

Historically, team’s have always built their organizations from the top down. Teams were created first by individuals and then talent is sought after. Those in the front office usually gave up their positions to heirs of the throne, or hire a former athlete. This rite of passage was taken seriously, until ultra rich guys like Mark Cuban shook their money trees to make people forgot about qualifications and all that…

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Those Other Sox

November 10, 2016

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Since then, they have been to the playoffs but once, winning only one game. They haven’t been to the playoffs in 8 years. And the blame for that, rests solely on management. But especially one person – owner Jerry Reinsdorf.   See, teams like the New England Patriots have something called the “Patriots Way”. They hold onto their management, players,…

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Concussions- When Will It End?

October 25, 2016

The NFL is a 63 billion dollar industry. Higher by a large margin, than any other sport in motion. Concussions—seem to be the elephant in the room when it comes to football as a whole.   I know I love to talk about it, and thankfully so does the media. Forbes did a whole segment plus article on it this past February, which gleaned very insightful. They claim Boston University…

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