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IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

For nearly two decades, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been known as a competitor, an agitator and a winner. But now, with the end of his career looming, fans are seeing something else. Bryant is now decrepit and nowhere near close to the dominant player he once was. On Sunday,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Committee Confronts Dilemma

IPPOLITO: Committee Confronts Dilemma

So much information and so few conclusions — such is the norm in college football. In the second edition of the college football playoff, the competition for one of the four slots is more intense this year than last year. Surprising to few but worrying to many is the idea[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

Ah, the folly of courtship. Love makes people do crazy things, but fervor and passion take already crazed sports fans and put them into a new gear. Forgive me for being a tad hyperbolic. After all, no fan ran onto the court wearing a shirt that said, “Come Home” as[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Television Analysis Falls Short

IPPOLITO: Television Analysis Falls Short

Nothing in professional sports is easy. Athletes make difficult feats appear effortless, which is a testament to their unique and otherworldly skills. While not as extraordinary as a one-handed catch over the middle or an alley-oop lob pass and finish from half court, broadcasting and providing intelligent commentary on these[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: NFL Makes Baffling Uniform Rulings

IPPOLITO: NFL Makes Baffling Uniform Rulings

As October draws to a close, it is worth celebrating all that comes and goes in the year’s 10th month. Summer fully transitions to autumn as the leaves lose their green and begin to fall from the trees, midterm season arrives and … well, doesn’t really go anywhere until finals[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Broncos Must Trust Manning

IPPOLITO: Broncos Must Trust Manning

On the surface, the Denver Broncos have nothing to worry about. They are 6-0 as they head into their bye week, but the echoes vibrating off the sides of the Rocky Mountains could not sound more nervous: Something is, or has to be, wrong with Peyton Manning. The Broncos may[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Daily Fantasy Sports Should be Considered Gambling

IPPOLITO: Daily Fantasy Sports Should be Considered Gambling

Ducks are easily recognizable. They have definitive physical and behavioral characteristics — like their inability to win a college football national championship — that separate them from other animals and similar species. In essence, the same thing can be said about gambling. If you risk money for the chance to[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

Rihanna, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson do not appear to have much in common at first glance. Someone, however, owes each of them money. When an athlete feels that he deserves a new contract, he has a couple of options. One is to dutifully[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Papelbon Exemplifies Nationals’ Disappointing Season

IPPOLITO: Papelbon Exemplifies Nationals’ Disappointing Season

Most people, if not everyone, appreciate a good joke. In sports, humor is often abundant and much of it is in good nature without a true victim. Then, there is the ironic humor that unfolded Sunday at Nationals Park when closer Jonathan Papelbon attempted to choke star outfielder Bryce Harper[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: New Rule Changes Strategy

IPPOLITO: New Rule Changes Strategy

The life of an NFL kicker seems pretty enviable. Raking in a little over $1 million a year for swinging your leg a few times each Sunday is undoubtedly better than the vast majority of other jobs people do for a living. However, while deriding kickers and mocking their status[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns