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The Blue Line: Fans need to develop with baseball

The Blue Line: Fans need to develop with baseball

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has recently been the topic of discussion for many of baseball’s greats. Despite the slugger’s successful 2015 season, during which he hit 40 home runs and 114 RBIs, Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage declared him “a f—ing disgrace to the game.” Iconic third baseman Mike Schmidt questioned why “so many players feel the […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: New England Patriots culture persists through roster turnover

Going For Two: New England Patriots culture persists through roster turnover

They say that the more things change, the more they stay the same. For the New England Patriots, a team known for cutting star players once they become too expensive, that statement could not be more accurate. However, since 2001, three members of the Patriots have been fixed points for the franchise: Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Through […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: Donald Trump’s toxic relationship with sports

Fish and Chipps: Donald Trump’s toxic relationship with sports

Long before he was “Donald Trump, the 69-year-old billionaire businessman and divisive GOP presidential frontrunner, he was simply “Donald Trump, a 37-year-old billionaire businessman looking to make a splash in the sports world.” That’s right. Three decades before Trump announced that he was running for president and ran around the country screaming about his plans to build his infamous wall […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: NCAA women’s basketball tournament lacks variety

Indirect Kick: NCAA women’s basketball tournament lacks variety

For basketball fans, March can be a wonderful time. The NBA playoff race is heating up, high school state championships are in progress and the NCAA has its postseason tournaments. To put it simply, March is true madness for a basketball fan. If you picked a bracket for the men’s tournament, it’s probably just as busted as mine. This year’s […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: What American-Cuban relations mean for baseball

Going For Two: What American-Cuban relations mean for baseball

Barack Obama recently stepped foot on Cuban soil for the first time since former U.S. president Calvin Coolidge did so in 1928, according to The Guardian. A short while later, history was made again as the Tampa Bay Rays squared off in an exhibition baseball game against the Cuban national team, ESPN reported. While the Rays won the game by […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: The NCAA’s other bracket

The Blue Line: The NCAA’s other bracket

We’re now just about a full week into the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, which has been full of big-time upsets. For all those with busted brackets, frustrated again by the so aptly titled “madness,” the NCAA Hockey Tournament bracket was revealed this past weekend. While there are only 16 teams instead of 68, these college hockey stars compete just […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: March Madness’ first weekend awards 

Sports Comedy Corner: March Madness’ first weekend awards 

What a ride. Every year we say the tournament has never been crazier, but with 10 double-digit seeds winning first-round matchups, this time it may be true. To commemorate an epic first weekend of Madness, I’d like to hand out some hardware. For the Goliaths who were slain, the mid-majors who pulled off the impossible and the ones who pulled […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish and Chipps: Here’s what’s wrong with daily fantasy sports

Fish and Chipps: Here’s what’s wrong with daily fantasy sports

Sitting in my room on a Sunday in October, I turned on my computer and typed in the URL I had managed to evade for the past three months: www.draftkings.com. I’m not a gambler. I’ve never been one and don’t foresee myself becoming one. The idea of putting the fate of my money in other people’s hands has never appealed […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Who will thrive and falter at Euro 2016?

Indirect Kick: Who will thrive and falter at Euro 2016?

With the UEFA European Championship rapidly approaching, the excitement across Europe and the world is palpable. The top teams from the top confederation in international soccer will be coming together for a tournament. There is just nothing like it. But with so many top teams poised to take home the trophy, there is an ever-present wonder as to which countries […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: NHL’s top rookie

The Blue Line: NHL’s top rookie

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night, which confirmed two things. First, this Washington team has played unbelievable hockey all season long. Second, and more importantly, the regular season is coming to a close. As the season winds down, the discussion of award winners ramps up. So far this year, some players have established themselves as obvious choices […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports