Post Tagged with: "Raising the Bar"

Leaving Past Behind, Nats Changing D.C. Narrative

The Nationals beat the Marlins 2-0 on Opening Day. You probably knew that, living in Washington, D.C. and all. If you didn’t, a quick glance at that scoreline would signal a pretty unremarkable contest — the presumed top and bottom of a division doing battle in a game in which the result[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Sports

Streaks of ‘Hawks, Heat Fraught With Drama

Seth Greenberg has 383 career victories, boasts a career .567 winning percentage and was twice named ACC men’s basketball coach of the year. During his time at the helm of Virginia Tech and Long Beach State, Greenberg reached the NCAA tournament three times and had postseason berths in 11 of[Read More…]

by March 12, 2013 0 comments Sports

All-Star Game Another Snoozer

Gerald Green brought the house down. Green’s inaugural dunk in the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest was no ordinary lift-off. The off-the-side-of-the-backboard, double-clutch, reverse dunk from the Indiana Pacers small forward electrified the crowd gathered in Houston for the NBA All- Star Weekend. It brought the group of friends I was[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Sports

Sunday More Than Lewis, Harbaughs

Two brothers, separated in age by a mere 15 months, have dominated the headlines leading up to this Sunday’s Super Bowl, where the Jim Harbaugh-led San Francisco 49ers are set to face off against John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens. Much has been made of this “Harbaugh Bowl,” and it’s easy to see why — that the first brothers to[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Sports

For Te’o, Armstrong, Deceit Trumps Crime

My father still finds the time to remind me of life lessons. Eat your vegetables. Get your exercise. Do well in school. His favorite saying, though, is a little more profound: “The cover-up is always worse than the crime.” We see this in sports a lot. Just look at Michael[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments Sports

College Football Not What It Used to Be

Oh, college football, how I miss you. Yes, I realize the best amateur football players in the nation suited up for yet another season this year. This time, though, it just wasn’t the same. It lacked buzz. The ever-fraudulent national championship game matched up the college football equivalents of the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Sports