The Wright Coach for Villanova

November 8, 2016

Jay Wright is the head coach for the Villanova Men’s Basketball Team. He has a total of 33 years of coaching experience under his belt, 21 of those years with the Wildcats. He is a two time Naismith College Coach of the Year, a five time Big East Coach of the Year and the two time America East Coach of the Year. His most recent victory was last seasons NCAA…

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FoxTrax and the Beginnings of Modern Sports Broadcast

October 31, 2016

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…

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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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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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Top 3 Picks: Modern Nike Basketball Commercials

October 25, 2016

Nike basketball commercials have come a long way since the black & white era of Michael Jordan’s “Is it the Shoes?” campaign. It was a time when commercials were still shot on film, and people were exploring the dynamics of camera movements and quick editing. The commercial starred Spike Lee who portrayed as Mars Blackmon who is an enthusiastic fanboy. The commercial garnered much attention as it gave Nike commercials…

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Sports’ Greatest Curses Explained

October 23, 2016

I don’t believe in curses. They’ve never been something I’ve really identified with. And as a sports writer, that means that I’ve come across some of the biggest ones. Curse of the Bambino, the Cubs goat curse, Curse of the Black Sox. There are so many things out there that say such and such team is cursed. I don’t believe it. There are perfectly good explanations as to why teams…

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The Dark Ages of the NFL: No Fun League

October 18, 2016

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.

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