Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH: Opening Day Emotions Outweigh Statistics

CHRISTOVICH: Opening Day Emotions Outweigh Statistics

On this year’s opening day, excitement washed over many ballparks, as a multitude of home runs arced as gracefully into the abyss as Tony Romo’s career. It was neither lights-out pitching nor acrobatic fielding that made headlines during each team’s opening day this week, but rather a slew of home[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Manziel’s Flawed Character Raises Multiple Red Flags

CHRISTOVICH: Manziel’s Flawed Character Raises Multiple Red Flags

It had been a while since the football world has heard from former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel until he had breakfast during Super Bowl week with New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton. When news of this breakfast — and its suggestion of the Saints’ interest in Manziel —[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: MLB Should Protect Pitchers

CHRISTOVICH: MLB Should Protect Pitchers

Potential panic ensued Tuesday for San Francisco Giants fans when ace Madison Bumgarner suddenly left a Cactus League game after only two short innings of stellar pitching. After further explanation from manager Bruce Bochy, it became clear that the reason for this was not a masked injury, but rather a[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: America Has Lost its Edge in Baseball

CHRISTOVICH: America Has Lost its Edge in Baseball

Every four years, the World Baseball Classic reminds baseball fans around the world that the United States no longer owns baseball. It is a well-known fact that countries such as the Dominican Republic and Japan embrace the game and consistently produce extremely talented, big-name Major Leaguers. But American fans often[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Young Stars Ready for Historic Rivalry

CHRISTOVICH: Young Stars Ready for Historic Rivalry

David Ortiz’s retirement last season marked the end of an era. Ortiz was last in the line of a generation of talented, competitive core players that fueled the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, one of the most intense rivalries in all of baseball. If you have been following spring training, you may[Read More…]

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Proposed Rules Question Game’s Essence

CHRISTOVICH: Proposed Rules Question Game’s Essence

One of Major League Baseball’s greatest challenges in the last few years has been trying to shorten the length of an average baseball game. Competing with the quick, action-packed games of the NBA and NFL, the MLB’s recent struggle to win the attention of fans has led to multiple proposals[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: NFL Restrictions on Celebrations Spoil Fun

CHRISTOVICH: NFL Restrictions on Celebrations Spoil Fun

Football fans and salsa dancers alike lamented Monday when news broke that the New York Giants released wide receiver Victor Cruz after seven seasons with the franchise. Cruz’s position on the depth chart this season dropped due to low offensive production. His new positioning on the depth chart not only[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Edelman’s Super Bowl Catch More Than Just Luck

CHRISTOVICH: Edelman’s Super Bowl Catch More Than Just Luck

After weeks of agonizingly mediocre and predictable football, Super Bowl LI rewarded us with what many are calling the greatest Super Bowl ever. We were graced with the largest comeback and the first overtime in Super Bowl history, as well as two-point conversions, an onside kick attempt and more than[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH:  Brady, Ryan Comparisons to Jeter Lacks Merit

CHRISTOVICH: Brady, Ryan Comparisons to Jeter Lacks Merit

In the week leading up to Super Bowl LI, one strange similarity has surfaced that exists between the two Super Bowl quarterbacks: both have been compared to former Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. A New York Post article compared Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s many championships, model wife, loyal fan base and[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top

CHRISTOVICH: Drunk Fan, Owner Make Up for Boring Postseason

They have arrived: the two weeks between the NFC/AFC Championship week and the Super Bowl when the only football to watch is the Pro Bowl — two weeks of analyzing every possible outcome of the Super Bowl. So, how should we best fill this long, drawn-out period in which the[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top