Sports Columns

Baltimore Fulfills Super Fate

‘Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary …” Though Super Bowl XLVII finished close to midnight due to a 30-minute power outage in theSuperdome, these famous words from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” (after which the Baltimore Ravens were named) did not at all reflect the champions’[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Faith Looms Large Over Notre Dame Traditions

God and football — those are the reasons why I love Notre Dame. The relationship seems strange: I do not go to school there, I am not from the Midwest, I am not Irish nor am I a huge college football fan. And the team has been seriously jinxed in[Read More…]

by November 5, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Rams to London Logical Next Step for Kroenke

American real estate magnate and sports capitalist Stan Kroenke had a lot on his plate this weekend: The owner of five major sports teams has to constantly battle jet lag, sleep deprivation and media attention. Kroenke, who controls Arsenal as well as the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Rose Addition Boosts ESPN In Competition With TNT

With the NBA season about to begin, ESPN and ABC unveiled their new studio team last week. Former Laker great Magic Johnson and longtime analyst Mike Wilbon will return alongside popular Bill Simmons. Despite Simmons’ reputation as a zealous fan and critic, the group still lacked something. In order to[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Despite Payroll, Barca Keeps Fans

It’s easy to hate the New York Yankees. In American sports, the teams that spend the most money tend to provoke the most animosity. The “Evil Empire” is the most blatant example: If you’re not a Yankees fan, you’re probably cheering against them. The Steinbrenners paid their players just under[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Tailgating, Fans Make Football Better in Person

For a moment, I thought I was watching John Thompson III getting introduced at Verizon Center. “RG3! RG3! RG3!” Fans were chanting the initials of Washington’s youngest hero, holding up three fingers in the air. They were crazy for Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ rookie quarterback. He had scampered down[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

McCarthy’s Tactics Reinvent Pitching, Fan Interactions

There are many great stories in this year’s MLB playoffs. From the Yankees’ persevering through the loss of longtime heroes Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter, to the Cardinals’ repeat bid, there is no shortage of excitement. Amid all that, however, is one story that hasn’t received enough attention and probably[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Holden’s Woes Weigh on America

The United States men’s national team has struggled recently, and despite reaching the Hexagonal — the final stage in World Cup qualifying — there is one key performer whose availability for his country would be a definite game changer. Scottish-American Stuart Holden, 27, is one of Major League Soccer’s most[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Beltran’s Success Should Give Slugger Redemption

For Washington, a Game 5 elimination after a 6-0 lead was as heartbreaking as defeats come. For me, the game, the comeback and the series held a different significance. The fall of 2004 was a rough time to be a baseball fan in Montreal: While eight teams looked towards the[Read More…]

by October 15, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

WNBA Fails to Thrill Fans

After a grueling 34-game, five-month regular season, the Minnesota Lynx are facing the Indiana Fever in the WNBA Finals. If you like watching sports that lull you to sleep, make sure you tune in to catch the excitement. If you prefer watching sports that have more fans than players, you[Read More…]

by October 15, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns