God Bless Bo Jackson

For my past sport history pieces, I’ve covered the infamous Bo Jackson, his strengths and his triumphs,his legacy and his character, without mention of tribulations, that naturally come with a career in professional sports. Surely, everyone makes mistakes, everyone has those days— athletes especially.. You may not see them, or see their demise unfold, but for those in the limelight constantly, you’ll always be able to recount pitfalls. For Bo,…

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Letter By The Editors: Management

  Organized sports wouldn’t exist without coaching, not to mention, they would never achieve the level of play seen today without the guidance of wise mentors. Every great athlete on the warpath takes time to thank a coach at some point of the way, surely they couldn’t have done it without them, they’ll tout. But another factor has yet to be introduced, reserved for upper level play. This factor is…

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Sports Through the Ages: The Original Superstars

Stardom and celebrity are key components of the sports media industry. Stars like Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky can take a sport to new heights while others like Tiger Woods can essentially create a fanbase. Many fans tune into games simply to see their favorite players and it is not uncommon for a fan’s allegiance to a team to be based on the players rather than the city. The profile…

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Not That Qualified

Historically, team’s have always built their organizations from the top down. Teams were created first by individuals and then talent is sought after. Those in the front office usually gave up their positions to heirs of the throne, or hire a former athlete. This rite of passage was taken seriously, until ultra rich guys like Mark Cuban shook their money trees to make people forgot about qualifications and all that…

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Claude Julien: One Last Chance

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?

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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