Fandom Across State Lines

December 3, 2016

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I will always be a big Chicago guy, because it’s home. It’s my city. I was born and bred in the cold weather, in the wind, in the middle of dynasties and the love of multiple teams. Because of this, I am first and foremost a Chicago Blackhawks fan. A Chicago White Sox fan. Embed from Getty Images But I also support…

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The Impact Of Legacy Fandom

December 3, 2016

A legacy is the child of a graduate- whether that is a high school, college, Greek Chapter or sport. If your parents did it before you, you’re a legacy. In most cases, if you’re the legacy of a college grad it might be a factor helping you get into your parents’ Alma Mater- especially if they are making annual donations or had an impact on the school in some way-…

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How to Take Your Fandom Off of the Court and Onto the Internet!

December 2, 2016

Social media presence is especially huge for professional athletes. It’s a benefit for the fans to have more insight on how their favorite players are doing, and it’s a benefit for the players to show other sides of who they are besides exclusively being an athlete. People such as Damian Lillard, Blazers’ starting point guard, has used social media to establish his rap career. By rapping on his Instagram, people…

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History of Lacrosse: The Rich Man’s Sport

November 26, 2016

As of 2012 there are 61 Division I Men’s Lacrosse teams and 67 Division I Women’s Lacrosse teams. As popularity of the sport increased in the past years, so has the average expense for a team. The expense for a DI lacrosse program is now above $1,000,000 annually.

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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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Tanking. Is It Worth It?

November 11, 2016

Tanking. Is it worth it? The NBA is arguably one of the most predictable leagues in professional sports. You have teams such as the Warriors, Cavs, and Spurs who are likely going to earn the most wins this season. And you have the losers like the Sixers who just can’t seem to catch a break. So that begs to answer the question: Tanking. Is it worth it? Let’s start with…

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Advanced Analytics in the NBA: A Love Story

November 11, 2016

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….

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