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Fish And Chipps: A proper farewell to Grantland

Fish And Chipps: A proper farewell to Grantland

In 2015, 98 percent of the words published on the World Wide Web are straight garbage. There’s no creativity, no foresight and no thought whatsoever. Just garbage. Plain and simple. In today’s non-stop world, time is of the essence. If we only have 24 hours in a day, then we must sift through that garbage on the Internet to find the […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: For Celtics, banner No. 18 closer than some may think

Indirect Kick: For Celtics, banner No. 18 closer than some may think

The Boston Celtics have slumped into a period of recession since the end of the Big Three era. Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota, Paul Pierce is with the Los Angeles Clippers and Ray Allen is still a traitor. Rajon Rondo left town for Dallas then Sacramento. Jeff Green was drafted, left, came back and then left again. Kendrick Perkins […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: The NCAA’s money problem

Going For Two: The NCAA’s money problem

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has recently come under scrutiny as the NCAA conducts a full-scale investigation over allegations that prostitutes were used to help woo potential recruits. Head coach Rick Pitino is being rightfully dragged through the mud as the sports world questions if the 15-year mainstay was aware of the alleged crime. This black mark on […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: Stuck in the middle with the Celtics

Two-Minute Drill: Stuck in the middle with the Celtics

The Boston Celtics are getting good too soon. The Celtics are on an accelerated track through rebuilding and thus have most likely missed the window on drafting a superstar. In the NBA, you win with superstars or you don’t win at all. One of these ten players — Steph Curry, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

Fish And Chipps: Ignorance is no defense for Rick Pitino, college athletics

I’m just a 21-year-old college kid, so what do I really know right? Believe it or not, I’ve made some mistakes in my life and each time I’ve had to try to defend myself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my mistakes, it’s that claiming ignorance is a terrible defense. In almost every case, it just makes you look […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Two-Minute Drill: We love bad officiating

Complaining about officiating across all professional sports will never go away even with the emergence of advanced replay systems. The leagues of all four major sports have implemented challenge or review systems, but still there is no way to diminish the constant judgment calls. Our sports subconscious clings to the unexpected drama that can be debated and argued for years. […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: No place for personal threats, hate mail in sports

The Blue Line: No place for personal threats, hate mail in sports

This past weekend, Michigan State University stunned the University of Michigan by scoring a walk-off defensive touchdown via a blocked punt as time expired. Michigan’s punter, Blake O’Neill, mishandled the snap with 10 seconds remaining in Saturday afternoon’s game, which led to the Michigan State touchdown. O’Neill has since received dozens of despicable threats on social media, prompting Michigan athletic […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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Indirect Kick: Who’s to blame for the Bruins’ poor start?

The 2015-16 NHL season is finally underway and one of the biggest storylines is the number of winless teams through the first few weeks. The Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins were all 0-3 to start the season. Joining this trio with three emphatic home losses in five days was the Boston Bruins. After being outscored 16-7 […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Colts-Patriots, the rivalry?

Going For Two: Colts-Patriots, the rivalry?

This past Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts squared off in a rematch of the 2014 AFC Championship. Since taking over for Drew Bledsoe in the fall of 2001, Tom Brady has faced off against the Colts 18 times. In 13 regular season matchups and five playoff games, Brady is an […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: J.T. Barrett should be Ohio State’s starting quarterback

Fish And Chipps: J.T. Barrett should be Ohio State’s starting quarterback

Generally, I’m not fond of making biblical references, but since Ohio State University football is basically a religion, and the Ohio State’s quarterback situation is in dire need of a permanent starter, this seems appropriate. If Urban Meyer knows anything about the story of Moses, then he knows that J.T. Barrett should stick as OSU’s starting quarterback (And to be […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports