The past year has been a weird one for sports fans. With the declining ratings of Monday night football and the evolution of small ball in the NBA, there’s a lot changing. The biggest change fans will be facing however; will be the collision of the exciting melodrama of the escapist sports world and the politics of the real world.
As a sports fan, I love my teams to death. I have sat down in front of a screen for almost 10 years and watched my teams (Knicks, Jets, Hillary Clinton) lose consistently but that never stopped me from taking multiple hours out of my week to watch the same narratives unfold: blowouts, the fake comebacks, and the upset that serves you false hope until you look at the standings…
In the past few years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of advanced analytics in the NBA. With more and more teams investing heavily into analyzing metrics, the industry has been able to boom and provide more and more accurate data each year. While Rockets GM Daryl Morey may be the most well known proponent of analytics, he definitely was neither the first nor the most successful….
In the early 90s the NHL was in the midst of a major shift. Teams relocated and expansion teams were formed in the US. More importantly, they were moved to southern states with tropical climates and a populace that couldn’t care less about the sport. It was a bold move but the NHL went all in. In 1996, after several studies and focus groups, the NHL heard the cries of…
Don’t look down, Roger Goodell. The NFL is walking a pretty precarious tightrope this season as heinous acts by players and the damaging effects of football on the brain have left both fans and players uneasy about the future of the game.
Sometimes, a city gets to experience something really special. Their team becomes a recognizable powerhouse and whole generations of fans bask in the shine of championship trophies, the confetti of victory parades, and the comfort of knowing they can come back and win any game at any time. History will show us tough, the Egyptians, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Galactic Empire eventually fall
Welcome to another new and exciting season of Speaking Sports with Sunset Sports! Max Cherry, Jordan Hwang, and Shepard Price discuss Russel Westbrook for MVP and his odds of keeping the 1st spot in the Northwest division away from Tom Thibedeu and a promising young Minnesota team. The squad also discusses potential trades, second year players and the return of Jesus Shuttlesworth? Listen below.