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Two-Minute Drill: The importance of Thanksgiving in the NHL

Two-Minute Drill: The importance of Thanksgiving in the NHL

Despite the fact that only 23.7 percent of NHL players are from the United States, the American holiday Thanksgiving serves as a landmark date on the hockey calendar. Dating back to the 2009 season, roughly 75 percent of teams in the playoff structure on Thanksgiving have been in the postseason come mid-April. Year after year in the NHL, teams that […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Thankfully, the Patriots will not go 16-0

Going For Two: Thankfully, the Patriots will not go 16-0

The Denver Broncos narrowly upended the New England Patriots Sunday night, handing them their first loss on the season as they fell to 10-1. After an offseason laden with Deflategate controversy, Tom Brady came into the 2015-16 campaign with an axe to grind and a point to prove. The defending champions responded by rattling off 10 wins in their first […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: The death of Johnny Football and the fall of Johnny Manziel

Fish And Chipps: The death of Johnny Football and the fall of Johnny Manziel

It’s easy to look at Johnny Manziel, the poor decisions he’s repeatedly made and the mockery he’s made of himself, and not have an ounce of pity for the guy. He was handed the keys to the kingdom, and instead took a major pivot toward the backyard doghouse to soak up his 15 minutes of fame and social media status. […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Comparing the Warriors with the ’95-96 Bulls

The Blue Line: Comparing the Warriors with the ’95-96 Bulls

The Golden State Warriors, a franchise that long represented futility in the NBA, have started the 2015-16 season 19-0, breaking the 1993-94 Houston Rockets record for number of consecutive wins to begin a season. Understandably, the Warriors have drawn comparison to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, the team that owns the NBA record for wins in a regular season with 72. That […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Please stop raving about LeBron James, ESPN

Indirect Kick: Please stop raving about LeBron James, ESPN

While watching the sports highlights on ESPN the other day, I witnessed something horrifying. OK, I witnessed two horrifying things. The first was a Liverpool win, but the second was even worse. Liverpool’s Christian Benteke scored a goal and celebrated in his typical fashion. But ESPN, in typical ESPN fashion, felt compelled to bring in LeBron James. Even during a five […]

By Dan Shulman· · 4 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: And the Winner Gets … Nothing

Indirect Kick: And the Winner Gets … Nothing

This weekend will mark the end of the regular season for Division I-AA FCS college football. Some of the local schools in the mix for postseason contention are … well, no one. And it’s a shame. The real funny thing is, Harvard University, a team that saw its two-year unbeaten streak snapped on Nov. 14 against the University of Pennsylvania, […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: The Ohio State of Mind

Fish and Chipps: The Ohio State of Mind

As I walked into my parents’ new house in Charlotte, North Carolina, last May, I couldn’t help but think of home. I had just returned to the United States after an amazing experience studying abroad in London and traveling in Europe, and all I wanted was to sit on my lumped and broken green couch with my two dogs and […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 4 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: Maybe the NFL’s best aren’t invincible

Two-Minute Drill: Maybe the NFL’s best aren’t invincible

The landscape of the NFL has completely changed after an upset-filled and injury-plagued Week 10. The main takeaway from Week 10 is that the NFL is so competitive that any team can lose during any given week. However, every top team other than the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals exited Week 10 much worse off than they were just […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Why the Dallas Cowboys need Tony Romo

The Blue Line: Why the Dallas Cowboys need Tony Romo

Last weekend, the Dallas Cowboys suffered a dramatic overtime loss to their division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. This past weekend, the Cowboys suffered an ugly loss to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since Tony Romo suffered a broken clavicle in Dallas’s Week 2 matchup in Philadelphia, the Cowboys have lost seven straight games. They’ve faced some formidable foes over that […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: How the Paris attacks reveal sports are bigger than ourselves

Going For Two: How the Paris attacks reveal sports are bigger than ourselves

The Islamic State Group carried out attacks in Paris Friday that led to the horrifying deaths of at least 129 people. These attacks were carried out in retaliation to France’s leadership in the Western World, placing the nation, according to an ISIS statement made after the attacks, “on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State.” The attacks happened […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports