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RAMLOW: Baseball Fans Stay Strong Despite Revenue Drop

RAMLOW: Baseball Fans Stay Strong Despite Revenue Drop

Baseball. There is something in that word that — for many Americans — evokes memories of Little League games and perhaps the first trip to a big league game. It is the children’s game, the national pastime. The sport is rich with history; it is the first of the Big Four[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: NBA Draft Recap

RAMLOW: NBA Draft Recap

Like most drafts, the 2016 NBA Draft was full of intrigue and excitement. The first two picks went pretty much as everyone had expected, but after that, things got interesting. Things got underway with the Philadelphia 76ers selecting Ben Simmons first overall. Simmons, a freshman out of Louisiana State University,[Read More…]

by June 28, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: Role Players’ Performance Turns Mariners into Contenders

RAMLOW: Role Players’ Performance Turns Mariners into Contenders

On Sunday, the Seattle Mariners dropped their seventh game in the last 10 to the Texas Rangers, a familiar storyline to Mariner fans in recent years. What is not so familiar, however, is that the M’s still possess a .540 winning percentage and are in the midst of a very[Read More…]

by June 14, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: Fans Should Not Overreact to Early Stats

RAMLOW: Fans Should Not Overreact to Early Stats

Having been underway for three weeks now, a lot has happened in the 2016 Major League Baseball season, and it has been difficult to sort out team strengths. So what can we take away from the national pastime thus far? First, the mantra of the month for every fan should[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: Stat Sheet Belies Team Success

RAMLOW: Stat Sheet Belies Team Success

I love watching SportsCenter’s Top 10 on ESPN. I love playing Fantasy Sports, from football to basketball to baseball. But I think there is a real tendency, an unfortunate one, to conflate fantasy stud-liness or highlight reels with helping your team win. At the end of the day, the only[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAMLOW: NBA Style Meets NCAA Trends

RAMLOW: NBA Style Meets NCAA Trends

The NCAA men’s college basketball field is as wide open as it has been in years. In fact, the parity of the top 64 teams — those who will make the first bracket in the NCAA tournament — is a historic anomaly. There have been six teams to hold the[Read More…]

by February 29, 2016 0 comments Sports
RAMLOW: Oversensitivity Devalues Youth Athletic Culture

RAMLOW: Oversensitivity Devalues Youth Athletic Culture

Sometimes we take good ideas too far. I am all for good sportsmanship and making other people feel good about themselves, but even those ideas have their limits. Recently the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association banned fans at high school sports games from chanting anything deemed “insensitive.” Among the banned chants[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Uncategorized
RAMLOW: Miami Poised for Strong Season

RAMLOW: Miami Poised for Strong Season

After an impressive win over No. 22 Butler on Sunday night, the Miami Hurricanes earned the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament championship. They also cemented their status as the most surprising team to start the season. Coach Jim Larrañaga’s squad is now 5-0 on the season, with wins over Coach Ben Howland’s Mississippi[Read More…]

by November 24, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAMLOW: Gonzaga Poised to Make Deep Tournament Run

RAMLOW: Gonzaga Poised to Make Deep Tournament Run

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is the best coach in men’s college basketball. This is a bold assertion considering the likes of Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, Jim Boeheim and others in the sport. On top of this, Gonzaga’s early tournament exits have led many to write off Few’s consistent successes, chalking up[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAMLOW: World Series Highlights Meaning of Baseball

RAMLOW: World Series Highlights Meaning of Baseball

A few weeks ago, a dozen of my friends and I took the Orange line from Rosslyn to Stadium-Armory to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a perfect evening for a ballgame. The dying orange in the clear sky highlighted the sea of red jerseys[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns