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Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

When I tell someone I want to be a sportswriter, I always feel the need to clarify. There’s a stereotype that comes to mind when you hear “sportswriter.” You attend games, watch and take notes, interview players and write game recaps. You pass around popcorn in the press box, fake laugh at the old, curmudgeonly reporter’s bad joke, then hustle […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

Ed Snider, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, lost his fight with cancer on April 11. Last Monday night, before Game 3 of Philly’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers honored their late founder and biggest fan with a moment of silence. The emotional atmosphere fueled the Flyers to a red-hot start, with forward Michael Raffl scoring in the […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Jake Arrieta on fast track to baseball immortality

Going For Two: Jake Arrieta on fast track to baseball immortality

In a world where athletes are under intense scrutiny by fans and the media alike, a Twitter comment can often create quite a storm of controversy. Yet, social media was the place to look to if one wanted an indication of Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta’s impending stardom. It was April 2013, and Arrieta had been floundering as a member […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: What’s next?

Fish and Chipps: What’s next?

I was standing at the customs station in Dulles International Airport in April 2015 when I was asked the toughest question of my life. “What’s next?” Two words. That’s it. For a kid who has always had something to say, I had nothing. I just stood there for five seconds with a dumbfounded look on my face. All I could muster […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: John Farrell must go

Indirect Kick: John Farrell must go

The 2016 Boston Red Sox season has not gone to plan thus far. When the pitching does well, the offense is dormant, and when the offense is working, the pitching struggles. It seems like nothing is going well for the Red Sox this season and that there’s no way of fixing it. However, I can offer a friendly solution that […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Warriors’ record much greater than Kobe finale

The Blue Line: Warriors’ record much greater than Kobe finale

Last Wednesday night was one of the most historic nights not just in NBA history, but in sports altogether. Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s third highest scorer of all time, dropped 60 points in his final NBA game with the Los Angeles Lakers. That same night, the Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game this season, snapping the 1995-96 Bulls’ long-standing […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Boston Marathon is unlike any other event

Going For Two: Boston Marathon is unlike any other event

  For those of you who do not know much about me, I was born and raised in a suburb just north of Boston and have been in love with my home city ever since. I am your stereotypical Bostonian — I love going to Fenway Park, Manhattan clam chowder is some sort of sick joke and Tom Brady is […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: College hockey realignment is too little, too late

Indirect Kick: College hockey realignment is too little, too late

College sports are slowly becoming more and more disorganized. Teams are changing conferences every year, while other schools are petitioning to join conferences that they have no business being a part of at all. For instance, Boise State University was looking to join the Big East in 2013. And yes, Boise is in Idaho. Why the Big East makes sense? […]

by Dan Shulman· · 6 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: Finding your voice

Fish and Chipps: Finding your voice

I was 17 and sitting in a movie theater in Gahanna, Ohio when I discovered my voice. It was a Saturday night, and I was watching a mediocre movie with a friend when I thought to myself, “I should start a blog.” I’m not sure why it hit me then, but it just did. I knew at that exact moment […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: The official guide to catching foul balls

Sports Comedy Corner: The official guide to catching foul balls

You ever catch a foul ball? The thrill can only be compared to winning the lottery, or the birth of your first child. There are thousands of fans at the ballpark and you’re the lucky one with a ball off the bat. Actually, you may not be so lucky. You may just be the most prepared. If you want to […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports