Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH: NFL Postseason Lacks Excitement

After carefully scrutinizing almost every angle of the NFL playoffs, I have come to one disturbing conclusion: This year, the playoffs are boring. Do not get me wrong — the last 2.5 minutes of the Packers-Cowboys game on Sunday evening was one riveting moment since the end of Week 17.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Kickers Deserve More Respect

CHRISTOVICH: Kickers Deserve More Respect

Consider the field goal kicker. He stands on the sidelines for most of the game, attempting desperately to keep warm. His best friends are the water cooler and the kicking net. And when the kicker finally reaches the field, it is often to perform one of the most nerve-wracking jobs[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top

CHRISTOVICH: Romo, Keenum Fade With Dignity

The head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, Jeff Fisher, announced on Tuesday that the elusive Jared Goff will finally start in Week 11, and that former quarterback Case Keenum is now officially benched. After weeks of frustration and multiple sports columns expressing doubts about Fisher’s quarterback decisions — mine[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Cubs Break Curse, Win Sloppy Game 7

CHRISTOVICH: Cubs Break Curse, Win Sloppy Game 7

No one ever thought that one of the greatest games in baseball history would be this sloppy. Imperfections, errors and nerves defined the 10-inning, almost five-hourlong World Series Game 7. There were just as many Little League mistakes as unimaginably timely plays. And while the Cubs’ narrative bore the weight[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Underdog Tag Overused

CHRISTOVICH: Underdog Tag Overused

Cubs and Indians fans might have some soul-searching to do in the next week. On Wednesday night, the Cubs tied up the World Series at one game apiece after an impressive 5-1 victory. Similar to the breakout performance of last Wednesday, the Cubs’ stellar postseason play reminded everyone of how[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Rizzo Breaks Postseason Slump

CHRISTOVICH: Rizzo Breaks Postseason Slump

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is in a slump. At least, he was until Wednesday night. The All-Star was swinging for the fences and missing terribly. As of Wednesday morning, he was hitting .077, a measly 2-of-26,  in this year’s postseason play. This made the second postseason in a[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Sports, Uncategorized
CHRISTOVICH: A Farewell Letter to David Ortiz

CHRISTOVICH: A Farewell Letter to David Ortiz

Dear David Ortiz, I grew up hating you. I do not have a specific first memory of watching you play or remember the first time your talents infuriated me. But, for as long as I can remember, you were public enemy No. 1 of the New York Yankees’ fan base.[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Giants’ Franchise Targets Beckham

CHRISTOVICH: Giants’ Franchise Targets Beckham

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is the one voice of reason in this week’s mass media attack on New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. In the past four weeks, Beckham has engaged in numerous verbal confrontations with players, acquired a number of unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting penalties and assaulted a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

Take his baseball career out of the equation and José Fernandez’s story was a tragedy. At age 15, Fernandez made a dangerous boat ride to the U.S. in a fourth attempt to defect from Cuba. During that boat ride, he rescued his own mother, who had fallen out of the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Baseball’s Innocence is Overrated

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball’s Innocence is Overrated

Baseball follows the ancient Code of Hammurabi. Hammurabi’s Code, discovered in 1901 by archeologists, is one of the oldest known law codes and was written to govern ancient Babylon. The term “an eye for an eye” comes from this Code — in ancient Babylon, justice was retaliation rather than prison.[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top