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The Blue Line: Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup favorites

The Blue Line: Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup favorites

Over the past several seasons, the Washington Capitals have seen some incredibly talented teams fall far short of postseason glory. In 2009-10, they boasted a staggering 121 points and 54-15-13 record en route to capturing the franchise’s first and only President’s Trophy. That particular team would promptly be eliminated by the eight-seeded Montreal Canadiens in the playoff’s first round in […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: Give Cam Newton a break

Sports Comedy Corner: Give Cam Newton a break

Cam Newton hung his head and mumbled one-word answers. He exhibited the same negative body language we saw for much of the Super Bowl as he sat in front of the media. The 2015 NFL MVP was dejected, heartbroken and embarrassed, and he couldn’t take it anymore. So he walked away. The media is criticizing Cam this week for leaving […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: “The Fraternity”

Fish and Chipps: “The Fraternity”

As I walked into The Boston Globe for my first day of work in the summer of 2014 to begin my six-month co-op covering high school sports, I was a hot mess. Besides the fact that I had no idea how to pronounce any of those peculiar Massachusetts town names, I couldn’t find a story to save my life or […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: The Premier League’s transfer winners and losers

Indirect Kick: The Premier League’s transfer winners and losers

The winter transfer window has come and gone. While some clubs across the Barclays Premier League went into “carpe diem” mode once the calendar turned, others went into total shutdown. There were a few winners and some losers in this past transfer window. Winner: Newcastle United One of the biggest winners was Newcastle United. Perched precariously above the drop zone […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Calvin Johnson’s early retirement

The Blue Line: Calvin Johnson’s early retirement

Despite having a very successful career to date, Detroit Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson appears to be stepping away from the NFL after just nine seasons. Johnson was elected to the Pro Bowl in five of his nine seasons, the most by a Lion since Barry Sanders, who has 10. He has accumulated an array of NFL records during […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: All-Star games are anything but that

Going For Two: All-Star games are anything but that

This past Sunday, sports fans across the world were treated to two spectacles that didn’t help American sports become more appealing to the rest of the world: the NHL All-Star Game and the Pro Bowl. All-Star Games as a whole have become a largely futile attempt by the upper echelon of professional sports marketing to drum up both interest and […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: How Carolina dominated this NFL season

Sports Comedy Corner: How Carolina dominated this NFL season

The Super Bowl seems a bit anticlimactic this year following the epic New England Patriots versus Denver Broncos AFC Championship game. We expected Tom Brady to pursue his fifth ring, but instead we’re left with Peyton Manning on his last leg against MVP frontrunner Cam Newton. This battle between the aging legend and the young up-and-comer has been the accepted […]

by Zach Halperin· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: The case against cheerleading

Fish and Chipps: The case against cheerleading

Every time I’m driving to a sporting event, I can’t help but think to myself, “Gosh, I wonder if the blonde cheerleader in the back corner of the stadium behind the end zone who I can’t see from my top row seat is going to land her running tuck tonight.” Nah, I’m just messing. I’ll admit, I’ve often wondered if […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Football kickers are people too

Indirect Kick: Football kickers are people too

While watching the AFC Championship Game last weekend, I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions. Things were looking up after Steven Jackson scored, but then the unthinkable happened. Stephen “Mr. Automatic” Gostkowski shanked an extra point — one that ultimately ended up costing the Patriots the game. Gostkowski bore the blame and was heckled by Pats fans. Fellow kickers — such […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: Evolving sports media

Sports Comedy Corner: Evolving sports media

We all know the formula. One guy shouts his opinion from one end of the table while another guy responds with the opposite take. “Tony Romo is not a top-10 quarterback in the league.” “Tony Romo is a top-10 quarterback, you moron.” “No way. He’s definitely 11.” The pair argues back and forth, often in a childish manner, until the segment is […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports