Articles by: Amanda Christovich

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

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