Concussion: A Preview

  As the NFL season nears its end and Entertainment’s Awards Season around the corner, Columbia Pictures’ new film Concussion, set to be released this Christmas, is garnering a lot of attention. The film, based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), focuses on Omalu’s persistence of dispersing this information despite the power of the NFL. The inciting incident in the…

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NFL Playoff Crystal Ball

As the NFL season enters the home stretch, four teams–Carolina, New England, Denver and Arizona–appear to have their divisions sewn up. But the rest of the playoff spots are still very much filled with question marks. Can 40 year old QB Matt Hasselbeck help the Colts hold off the suddenly surging Jaguars? Does anyone want to win the NFC East, or should we just put the division out of its misery?

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Golf After Tiger

Before Tiger Woods burst onto the PGA Tour scene in 1997, golf’s television ratings were at a stand still but once Tiger established himself as the most dominant athlete in all of sports, golf’s ratings went through the roof. He won 14 majors (2nd all-time), completed a grand slam, carried his own Nike clothing line and even had his own Gatorade drink and EA sports video game.

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A Sport for All

It’s no secret that professional sports are an entirely male-dominated industry. Turn on ESPN right now. Aside from the token ‘pretty blonde field reporter’, you don’t see a lot of other women, do you? It is only very recently that women’s sports such as the WNBA and boxing are starting to gain media attention. But here’s where the conundrum lies: males are the main demographic for sports media consumption, and…

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Outside the Big 4

When you think of sports media, what pops into your head? Is it the several ESPN channels? The seemingly constant coverage of the NFL? Or even the countless basketball and hockey games that play on TV every day during the regular season? It’s obvious that marketing strategists have found a way to make sports media almost too present in our lives in order to maximize their profits. But I suppose the…

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

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…

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