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MCLAUGHLIN: A Farewell Letter to Tony Romo

MCLAUGHLIN: A Farewell Letter to Tony Romo

Dear Tony Romo, Goodbyes are never easy—especially when you’re parting ways with someone who has had such a big impact on your life, and especially when it’s someone who has brought you so much happiness and joy. As a fan of an NFC East team not named Dallas, it’s going[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Palmer’s Legacy Remembered

MCLAUGHLIN: Palmer’s Legacy Remembered

Tucked into the mid-morning ESPN schedule this past Monday — hidden right around the time the third or fourth rerun of SportsCenter would normally have played — was a live broadcast of golfing great Arnold Palmer’s funeral. In the age of the 24-hour sports news cycle, it is no longer[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIGH: Belichick Harnesses Quarterbacks’ Maximum Talent

MCLAUGHLIGH: Belichick Harnesses Quarterbacks’ Maximum Talent

For as painful the Deflategate drama was to endure for eighteen months, it’s hard to fault Tom Brady for contesting the NFL’s decision as long as he did. At 39, it’s worth fighting tooth and nail for every last healthy game left in the tank, and sure, a second cheating[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Jim Harbaugh Needs to Drop the Act

MCLAUGHLIN: Jim Harbaugh Needs to Drop the Act

We all know of that one dad who tries way too hard to act cool and hip around the kids in the neighborhood.  He hits the whip in front of his kids’ friends, blasts Bieber in the car and even downloaded PokémonGo so he’ll have something to talk to the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Sports
MCLAUGHLIN: Haste Breeds Mediocrity

MCLAUGHLIN: Haste Breeds Mediocrity

As the college football season was winding down in December, NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. suggested this year might be the first in recent memory in which no quarterback deserved to be drafted in the first round. Kiper’s sidekick, Todd McShay, even went as far to call this year’s[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Spieth Falls in Historic Fashion

MCLAUGHLIN: Spieth Falls in Historic Fashion

Despite the scenic backdrop of deep green pines and blushing azaleas, people could not help but divert their eyes from the golf course during last Sunday’s final round at the Masters golf tournament. As Jordan Spieth staggered up the final hill of the 18th green, visibly crippled by enough embarrassment[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: College Lax Impresses in 2016

MCLAUGHLIN: College Lax Impresses in 2016

Hidden behind the hysteria of the NCAA basketball tournament lies a different kind of March Madness that most Americans have never seen or heard of. Tucked secretively into midday broadcasts on channels like ESPNU and ESPN3, one of the most impressive showcases of competitive collegiate athletics is on display every[Read More…]

MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

MCLAUGHLIN: Selection Committee Falls Short

How is it that in just two years of having its own playoff selection committee, college football has already shown that it is incredibly more adept at ranking its teams at year-end than the NCAA basketball selection committee? College basketball has been picking teams for its March Madness tournament since[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Manziel’s Struggles May Cast Shadow Over Future

MCLAUGHLIN: Manziel’s Struggles May Cast Shadow Over Future

Earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns put NFL fans — and Johnny Manziel — out of their misery by announcing that the troubled quarterback would be released from the organization. It was a liberating move for not just the league’s most destitute franchise, but also for who was once football’s[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
MCLAUGHLIN: Coaching Carousel Continues

MCLAUGHLIN: Coaching Carousel Continues

For all the talk of how short the average millennial’s attention span is thanks to the iPhone, there appears to be one group with an even lower threshold of patience: National Football League team executives. If it seems like the revolving door of NFL head coaching jobs has been turning[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top