FC Dallas: Setting a New Standard for American Soccer

December 8, 2015

FC Dallas is separating themselves from other soccer teams in the US by doing something no other team in the MLS has tried to do: emulate the European style of professional club academies to develop youth players for the future of the club.  Fernando Clavijo is the Technical Director for FCD and the brains behind this new shift for the club.  Clavijo came to America 36 years ago from Uruguay…


Abbey D’Agostino: What it Means to be a Professional Runner

November 25, 2015

Track and field is a sport that really only has major media presence during the Olympics.  That being said, many students in high school and college participate in this sport, and continue cross country running later on in their adult life.  Why aren’t accomplished track athletes, other than Usain Bolt, common household names?  Why aren’t we idolizing these impressive athletes the way we idolize quarterbacks in the NFL? Abbey D’Agostino…


Mo’ne Davis: The Role Model Amateur Athletes Need

November 12, 2015

During the 2014 Little League World Series held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a team from South Philadelphia (the Taney Dragons) made history.  It was the Dragons’ first year making it to the tournament, after being chartered only two years before in 2012. Not only that, but a 13-year-old girl named Mo’ne Davis became the first female to pitch a winning LLWS game: a first round shut out against Nashville. In…


What is American Soccer’s National Identity?

October 30, 2015

Jordan Morris, a 20-year-old junior at Stanford University, has just finished a summer playing with the U.S. Men’s National Team against countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Germany.  Morris has seen a lot of playing time as a rising star forward, scoring the winning goal in the match against Mexico, and setting up Bobby Wood to score a goal against the defending world champions. Morris is unique.  At 20, he is…


Safety in the NFL

October 15, 2015

This week, the contributors of Skyboxjocks.net have written a series of articles about the safety of football, specifically the huge risk of concussions and brain damage that players are likely to receive playing the game.


Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith Go Head-To-Head at Lambeau Field

September 28, 2015

The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs will go head to head during Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. The Packers are going into the game 2-0, and the Chiefs are currently 1-1. Aaron Rodgers will once again be center stage during primetime Monday Night Football. The quarterback has lead his team to 19 consecutive home games, and Rodgers is looking for more. Even though the Packer’s top receiver,…