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Why I Don't Watch the FIFA World Cup

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (3)

I’ll admit up front that I watched the Netherlands’ semi-final game (but only because I was in the Netherlands) and the US knockout round game (but only because I was born in the US), and that the last 30-or-so minutes of both games were exciting. The feeling that, at any given moment, the entire fate of those countries’ soccer programs could change dramatically was exhilarating. That being said, international soccer bugs me. Here are the five reasons why, in order of increa...

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An Interesting Look at the NFL Season So Far

Posted on December 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Until, basketball season begins on Christmas Day, let us focus our attention on the thrilling NFL season that is taking place.




My MVP at this point in the season is, without a doubt, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. He is one pace to smash the all-time single-season passer rating – The record is 121.1. Rodgers has 125.3, and the next highest in the league in 105.9 (Tom Brady). In fact, though he has yet to play most of his career, ...

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Is the Pitching Getting Better, or Is the Hitting Getting Worse?

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 3:07 PM Comments comments (5)

The first two months of the Major League Baseball season have been wild. There have been a few unbelievable pitching feats.


First, Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies has started off 10-1 with a 0.78 ERA (earned runs allowed per 9 innings), under 1 WHIP (walks and hits allowed per inning), and is striking out almost ¼ of the batters he faces. Most impressively, he pitched a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves on April 17. Jimenez was almost unheard of coming into t...

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Nash vs. Deron Williams, Why Not Peyton Manning vs. Drew Brees?

Posted on February 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (2)

Almost every year since 1984, one day before the All-Star-Game, the NBA has held a night of contests. These contests include H.O.R.S.E., a team shooting contest, a skills contest, a three point shootout, and a dunk contest. This night has gotten many viewers and has attracted fans to watch the big event the next day: the All-Star-Game.

 

The NFL all star game, the Pro Bowl, could really use a promotional strategy like this since the Pro Bowl isn't very exciting any more. This...

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Sport Swap?

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 3:37 PM Comments comments (4)

The great Michael Jordan played baseball; Charlie Ward won the Heisman trophy and started at point guard in the NBA; Deion Sanders recorded an interception for a touchdown and a home-run in the same week. Could Lebron James be next?


Many athletes have successfully made the switch from one sport to another, and with the Cleveland Browns finishing the season 5-11 playing a young quarterback, two young wide receivers, and a bunch of other starters I've never even heard of, peo...

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Top 50: Athletes of the Decade

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM Comments comments (26)

These are my picks for the top 50 athletes from the past ten years. Some are well known and some are not (because they compete in less popular sports). I considered the athletes based on accomplishments, skills, and athletic ability. Let me know what you think.


50) Guo Jingjing (Diving) - Won seven out of ten world championships including four olympic golds.

Valentina Vezzali (Fencing) - Won an olympic gold medal in all three olympics...

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