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MAJD: More Than Cutler Behind Bears’ Woes

Like a poor man’s Tony Romo, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has seen his fair share of unfair criticism over the course of his career. Once the media has locked onto an angle about a player, that reputation can be difficult to escape without capturing a championship. Playing on Cutler’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MAJD: In Twilight of Career, Brady Disproves Critics

A month ago, the Seattle Seahawks were the team to beat in the NFL, and the Arizona Cardinals were just another wild card contender. A month ago, Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers were legitimate rivals to the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. A month ago, Ben Roethlisberger[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

MAJD: Frontrunners Stuck in Neutral in the English Premier League

Although the English Premier League currently holds the (deserved) status as the best and most competitive top-to-bottom soccer league in the world, in truth the English league — throughout its 22-year modern history — has always been dominated by a select few teams. Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool rise above[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

MAJD: Cowboys Return to Running Roots

For much of its history, the NFL has been a running-oriented league. The running game had to be established to set up the pass, and running backs garnered as much praise as their quarterbacks. But the rules and culture of the game changed — first gradually, then more rapidly with[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MAJD: MLB Postseason Field Should Be Reduced

Everybody loves the underdog – the scrappy team that overcomes the high-priced juggernaut when it matters most. The Kansas City Royals fit the bill spectacularly. Casual fans would be hard pressed to name the majority of the Royals’ lineup, and the team’s electric wild card play-in game against the Oakland[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 1 comment Sports, Sports Columns

MAJD: NBA Big Threes Risky For Teams

Pippen, Jordan and Rodman. Pierce, Garnett and Allen. LeBron, Wade and Bosh. The NBA is littered with dynasties, and conventional wisdom seems to embrace the notion that success is built upon the power of three. The unveiling of the newest NBA “Big Three” — LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

MAJD: Video Changes Media Coverage of Abuse

In the past few weeks, it has become extremely easy to look down on the NFL with an air of superiority. With prominent cases of domestic abuse springing up in the aftermath of the Ray Rice controversy, the media and the public is certainly justified in wondering if the NFL[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MAJD: Elite Teams Stumble Early

Last season’s NFL title chase ultimately played out as many predicted. The Denver Broncos, galvanized by a massive quarterback upgrade, tore through the AFC on their way to the Super Bowl. Over in the NFC, the Seahawks and 49ers saw off all other challengers as they battled it out for[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MAJD: Levenson Leaves Hawks

When news hit that a racially insensitive email from the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks led to the sale of his shares, it was only natural that comparisons to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would ensue. But the circumstances surrounding Bruce Levenson’s exit are extremely different both[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

MAJD: Manchester United Losing Prestige

When it comes to professional club soccer, the English Premier League is at the pinnacle of depth and competitiveness, with top-flight clubs on par with any other team in the world, and mid-table teams that would rival the best clubs in Europe’s other major leagues. And yet despite this parity[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns