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The Beantown Buzz: No Brady, no problem

The Beantown Buzz: No Brady, no problem

Brady and Belichick. Never “Brady or Belichick.” The success of the Patriots dynasty will forever be accredited to the inseparable duo. The spoiled Boston fan base has never had to choose between the dominate player-coach tandem, because frankly, how could you? The storm of Deflategate pushed Brady out of Gillette Stadium for four weeks, making Belichick alone in the spotlight. […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is trying his hand at baseball... but why? PHOTO COURTESY FLICKR USER JEFFREY BEALL

Why We Play: Tim Tebow and the value of a headline

It’s that time of year again. Summer is waning, school has started up again, the New England foliage is tinged with autumnal hues, and the NFL rules the sports world every Sunday. That’s right, everyone, football is finally back. But this year there is even more to be excited about, because NFL prodigal son Tim Tebow is making a comeback. […]

By Simon Kienitz Kincade· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: The Minnesota Vikings made a potentially fatal mistake

The Blue Line: The Minnesota Vikings made a potentially fatal mistake

Last week, after Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury, including a torn ACL, a dislocated knee and structural knee damage, many thought 36-year-old backup QB Shaun Hill would lead the Vikings under center. Rumors linking Minnesota to journeyman quarterback Mark Sanchez spread quickly, but were instantly shut down. The Denver Broncos (Sanchez’s team at the time) […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Hope Solo, two-time Olympic gold medalist, was recently suspended from U.S. Women's Soccer for outlandish comments. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Why We Play: Hope Solo, trash talking and the importance of sportsmanship

  After 16 years, 202 international appearances, two Olympic Gold Medals and one World Cup victory, Hope Solo’s tenure as the goalie for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has almost certainly ended. For well over a decade, Solo’s dominance in the net provided the anchor for an American team that consistently ranked as one of the best in the […]

By Simon Kienitz Kincade· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going for Two: Price versus performance

Going for Two: Price versus performance

  The 2016 regular season is drawing to a close for the Boston Red Sox, which leaves manager John Farrell in an unfamiliar position. With Boston now holding a slim lead in the American League Wild Card race, and trailing the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays by a game, Farrell now has to start considering who would start in a potential […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
In NLL action, the Rochester Knighthawks face off against the Saskatchewan Rush. PHOTO COURTESY GEORGE FOURLARIS/ IN LACROSSE WE TRUST

Stick to Sports: Put up or shut up time for pro lacrosse leagues

This time last year the National Lacrosse League was falling on hard times. Two of its teams were relocating to smaller markets, and what made it worse is that one of them was a defending champion. Yet heading into the league’s draft in late September, the NLL finds itself in its best position in nearly a decade. The Saskatchewan Rush […]

By Marisa Ingemi· · 3 comments · Columnists, Lacrosse, Sports
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