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SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | US Men’s Soccer: A National Embarrassment

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | US Men’s Soccer: A National Embarrassment

The U.S. men’s national team is an embarrassment. Failing to qualify for the World Cup is one thing; failing to do so because the team failed to draw against Trinidad and Tobago — a country that has only qualified for the World Cup once in its history — is a[Read More…]

RAMLOW | Franchises Should Focus on Long-Term Improvements

RAMLOW | Franchises Should Focus on Long-Term Improvements

In 1912, a young man named Omar Bradley played on the same football team as another young man named Dwight Eisenhower at the U.S. Military Academy. Both were superb athletes, and both went on to become generals and American war heroes in World War II. Brad and Ike’s class at[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | Safety Overrides NFL Thrill

GOODMAN | Safety Overrides NFL Thrill

When my friend and I watched a rather lopsided National Football League contest between the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday, we made two observations. First, most kickoffs seemed to result in touchbacks, dead-ball scenarios where the kick clears the end zone or the returner decides to take[Read More…]

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Soccer Needs All-Star Game

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Soccer Needs All-Star Game

In a game filled with larger than life superstars — Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar — there is somehow no official all-star game across Europe’s five major leagues. Messi and Ronaldo are arguably two of the best five players ever, and while they play each other at least twice a[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
MCCOY | Buffalo’s Cultural Revolution

MCCOY | Buffalo’s Cultural Revolution

When the NFL season kicked off four weeks ago, few predicted that the Buffalo Bills would be leading the AFC East in October. The Bills, who have a storied history and a passionate fanbase, have struggled to compete in the AFC East in recent years. In fact, they have not[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Man City Typifies Dominance

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Man City Typifies Dominance

Twenty-four is a recognizable number. There are 24 carats in pure gold; 24 hours in a day; and there have been 24 goals scored in the month of September by Manchester City. In six games, Man City has tallied an average of four goals per contest en route to winning[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

RAMLOW | Thunder Pose Real Threat to Warriors

In the past, I have publicly lamented recent trends in the NBA. I argued that the “super-team” that the Golden State Warriors built by signing Kevin Durant in 2016 made the league look less competitive and more boring than ever before. And the addition of Durant to an already record-breaking[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports Columns

GOODMAN | Should Closers Really Close?

It is the top of the ninth inning, and a packed Yankee Stadium casts its hopeful gaze toward centerfield. The home team is winning and only needs three more outs to secure the victory. Then, the first foreboding notes of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blare throughout the stadium, sending Yankee fans[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

MCCOY | Luka Dončić Shows NBA Future

Next year’s NBA Draft already has front office executives around the league drooling in anticipation of some fantastic prospects. An already excellent group of college freshmen, including Michael Porter Jr., Deandre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba, was supplemented with Marvin Bagley after he successfully graduated high school early and classified into[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GOODMAN | Is That Hand Really Hot?

GOODMAN | Is That Hand Really Hot?

I guess they call it “Believeland” for a reason. Of course, it was the Cleveland Cavaliers who popularized that moniker, back when superstar forward LeBron James helped the Cavs finally deliver a championship to The Land. Recently, though, “Believeland” best applies to the city’s baseball team, the Cleveland Indians, who[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns