Why We’re Fans

December 6, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Before one becomes a sports writer, they usually start out as fans. And that’s why we’re going back to our roots, discussing our lives as fans. Whether it’s how stars interact with fans or the concept of fandom itself, we’re writing about what fandom means to us. From legacy fans to fans of teams from out-of-state, it’s important to look at the role of fans in…


The Stanley Cup and the Dynasties

December 4, 2016

I have talked at some length about the importance of the Stanley Cup. About how being the selected first hand-off has come to be one of the most meaningful transactions in sports. And now, I talk about what the Stanley Cup truly is – a goal. The Stanley Cup is first and foremost a trophy (albeit the greatest in sports), it is an ends to a mean. Every player in…


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…


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…


A History of the Stanley Cup

October 6, 2016

The Stanley Cup has been around since the 1800s, starting its life being bought by Lord Stanley of Preston for 10 Guineas, around $50 (Hockey Hall of Fame). The Cup is the oldest trophy in North America (that is competed for by professional athletes). It was donated in 1892 and the first team to receive the trophy was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Club. Since 1910 the trophy has belonged to…


The NBA’s Five Most Likely MVPs

September 27, 2016

The NBA season will be starting in six weeks, and with one team, the Golden State Warriors, heavily favored to take the title, every team will be gunning to take them down, including last year’s champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. With every team having their best player clearly evident by now, it’s time to think about who could lead the pack and get the MVP award, especially with two of the…