Post Tagged with: "Nick Fedyk"

Chiefs: Undefeated for Now

Halfway through the NFL regular season, it is hard to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs are the only team with an undefeated record. In the AFC West, everyone focused on the high-powered Broncos offense, and analysts gave little thought that another team could challenge them for the division lead.[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Fox Takes on Status Quo

Since its launch in 1979, ESPN has lived up to its title as the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.” Today, the media giant has a virtual monopoly on the sports broadcasting industry. Popularized by its flagship“SportsCenter” program, ESPN has become synonymous with sports media; for many fans, watching the channel has become[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Sports

Local Success: A Look at Under Armour’s Growth

Kevin Plank — the founder of Under Armour — has some unique connections to Georgetown. Legend has it that he started his business in his grandmother’s townhouse basement, just a few blocks from the university. That was 1996; today, the company is worth about $2 billion — enough for Plank[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Sports

Started from the Bottom

With a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild-card game earlier this week, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally punched their ticket to the MLB postseason. After one of the longest droughts in league history, Tuesday marked the Pirates’ first playoff win since 1992. It has been 21 years[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Sports

High Ticket Prices a Fact of Life in the NFL

Less-than-shocking news was reported by NFL officials last week: Tickets to February’s New York-based Super Bowl are going to fetch New York-style prices. In a city where a cab ride can burn a hole in your wallet and a cappuccino costs five dollars, Super Bowl XLVIII will be the most[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Sports

Finding Home In a Sports Bar

Watching the Buffalo Bills give the Patriots a run for their money this past Sunday was an epic experience, but for me, it was more about the venue than the game itself. Weaving my bike through traffic on the four-mile ride to downtown Washington, D.C., I arrived at the Laughing[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments Sports

Fantasy Sports Have Real-Life Impact

Everyone has a Sunday routine. We sleep in late, go to Leo’s for afternoon brunch, chain ourselves to a desk in Lau and proceed to do the homework that we neglected the previous two days. Unless, of course, we play fantasy football. In this case, we chain ourselves to the[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Sports

Vacated Seasons: Erased But Always Remembered

The law is bizarre. It’s amazing how often it tries to bend the truth, demanding that we close our eyes as it manipulates the record books and crafts a new reality. Technically speaking, Lance Armstrong never won seven Tour de France titles. Joe Paterno never won 409 games. Reggie Bush[Read More…]

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Sports

Lessons Learned in 2011 Sports

It’s already the end of the semester — the BCS bowl season has arrived, the NFL playoff picture is becoming clearer and the Hoyas are defying expectations on the hardwood. When you forget about final exams, it’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year. Now is also a great[Read More…]

by December 6, 2011 0 comments Sports

Questioning Driver Safety

Last week at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 15 IndyCar drivers involved in a horrific accident on the 11th lap. 14 survived. Dan Wheldon did not. The video is brutal to watch. Drivers crash into walls, cars fly through the air like jets, balls of fire explode on the track.[Read More…]

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Sports