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SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Referees Must Be Held Accountable for Unfair Officiating

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Referees Must Be Held Accountable for Unfair Officiating

Finding order in chaos is difficult in any part of life, but it is particularly daunting to serve as the beacon of order in a sea of chaos, which describes the everyday life of a professional referee. Refereeing professional sports requires immense knowledge, focus and acute decision-making abilities. Yet given[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | Drummond’s Resurgence Makes Pistons Relevant Again

MCCOY | Drummond’s Resurgence Makes Pistons Relevant Again

Just past the quarter-season mark, the NBA has proven to be full of surprises. From the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers sluggishly starting 5-7 to the perennially maligned Orlando Magic storming out of the gates with a record of 6-2, some early trends have already begun to revert[Read More…]

by December 6, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | An Ode to Eli

GOODMAN | An Ode to Eli

I was a kindergartener in spring 2004, and, in my short life as a New York Giants fan, I had known only suffering. After a playoff choke akin to Super Bowl 51 Giants ended the 2003 season with a 4-12 record, prompting the firing of Head Coach Jim Fassel. Today,[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Italy Must Restructure National Team to Compete

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Italy Must Restructure National Team to Compete

“Forza Azzurri!” The echoes of that cheer lasted for 11 years of ups and downs for the Italian National Team, all in the aftermath of the most glorious moment in all of sports: winning the World Cup in 2006. Now, the sounds of Italian splendor and joy seem a distant[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | New Orleans Revival Led by Rookie Saints

MCCOY | New Orleans Revival Led by Rookie Saints

Before the 2017 season, the New Orleans Saints were perceived as a fading team. After winning the franchise’s only Super Bowl in 2010, the Saints kept two key ingredients: quarterback Drew Brees and Head Coach Sean Payton. Together, Brees and Payton formed a prolific offense, consistently one of the league’s[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Soccer’s Best Team Slowing With Age

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Soccer’s Best Team Slowing With Age

They are too old. They do not have any depth. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are over the hill. These are all axioms we have heard over the years with regard to Real Madrid. Year after year, Real Madrid continues to prove doubters wrong, winning back-to-back Champions League titles between[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | Golden Knights Beating the Odds

GOODMAN | Golden Knights Beating the Odds

Thanks to the newest franchise in major American professional sports, it will become common to inquire about the Vegas odds for — the Vegas game. The Vegas Golden Knights, the National Hockey League expansion team, has splashed onto the scene in its first month of regular season play to astonishing[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
CRAIGE, SANTAMARIA | PSG: A Major Title Contender

CRAIGE, SANTAMARIA | PSG: A Major Title Contender

In our column last week, we lauded Kylian Mbappé as the wonder kid who helped Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain achieve a dominant start to the season. After Tuesday, the team has broken out to an incredible start in the UEFA Champions League, qualifying for the knockout stages after four games[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MCCOY | In Defense of the Cleveland Browns

MCCOY | In Defense of the Cleveland Browns

As another slate of NFL games took place this Sunday, one statistic was heavily discussed on social media: Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, two quarterbacks that the Cleveland Browns had traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texans respectively, were tied for the league lead in passing touchdowns with[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Young Talents Signal Bright Future for Soccer and Basketball

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Young Talents Signal Bright Future for Soccer and Basketball

At the start of every NBA season, we are treated to an array of rookies and second-year players poised for a breakout season. The same holds true in soccer, where youth players are a hot commodity for any team, from both tactical and marketing perspectives. In both sports, the best[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns