Articles by: Amanda Christovich

CHRISTOVICH | Hunt Incident Leaves Fans, Executives and NFL Reflecting

CHRISTOVICH | Hunt Incident Leaves Fans, Executives and NFL Reflecting

Consider everything you will learn in four years of college. Think about the work you completed, the relentless studying — all you learned about the world and the people in it. Now consider what the NFL learned about violence against women in that same period: nothing. Four years ago, Baltimore[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Le’Veon Bell Proves NFL Stars Need More Bargaining Power

CHRISTOVICH | Le’Veon Bell Proves NFL Stars Need More Bargaining Power

Every major sport has its yearly player saga. The National Basketball Association has shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who demanded a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves and was recently moved to the Philadelphia 76ers. Major League Baseball has outfielder Bryce Harper, who is entering free agency and is demanding a $400[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Sports Figures Must Advocate for Social Change

CHRISTOVICH | Sports Figures Must Advocate for Social Change

Focusing on sports this week was difficult. Joking about the World Series and all 18 innings of a Game 3 that extended well into the middle of the night was hard. Revelling in the New Orleans Saints’ triumph in their first game against the Minnesota Vikings since last season’s heartbreaking[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | MLB Must Adjust Start Times of Playoff Games

CHRISTOVICH | MLB Must Adjust Start Times of Playoff Games

Somewhere between the Milwaukee Brewers’ star reliever Josh Hader’s pitching out of a jam in the eighth inning and the start of the bottom of the ninth during Tuesday night’s National League Championship Series Game 4, I got up to take a shower. “Where are you going?” one roommate asked.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Injury Risk in NFL Must Factor Into Salaries

CHRISTOVICH | Injury Risk in NFL Must Factor Into Salaries

While riding off the field on an injury cart on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks’ safety Earl Thomas flipped off his own sideline. Perhaps out of frustration, rage, sadness or a combination of all three — Thomas was unavailable to speak to the media after the game, so reporters can only speculate[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 0 comments Sports
CHRISTOVICH | After Hot Start Jets Might Prove Surprise Contenders

CHRISTOVICH | After Hot Start Jets Might Prove Surprise Contenders

In utter disbelief, my roommate and I sat on our couch Monday night contemplating whether everything we knew about football was a lie. We were watching this week’s “Monday Night Football” game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Jets and we could not believe our eyes. Sometime during[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | NFL Jeopardizing League’s Future With New Tackle Rule

CHRISTOVICH | NFL Jeopardizing League’s Future With New Tackle Rule

When it comes to player safety, the NFL just can’t win. This season, the league made several rule changes aimed at improving player safety, one being a modification to the tackle rule, which previously allowed players to lower their heads when attempting tackles. The new rule renders tackles where players[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Tanking Endangers MLB’s Future

CHRISTOVICH | Tanking Endangers MLB’s Future

Major League Baseball’s efforts to make to make the game exciting by implementing new pace of play rules, tweeting videos of players celebrating home runs, and showcasing new rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani cannot distract fans from an unfortunate fact. Many MLB teams are doing the number one thing that will[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

CHRISTOVICH | Sho-Time in LA: Ohtani Injecting New Energy Into MLB

If you follow baseball, social media or the news in any capacity, you probably have heard of the Major League Baseball’s rookie phenom, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani — MLB’s first two-way player since Babe Ruth. Only one week into the season, Ohtani sported a wins above replacement of[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

CHRISTOVICH | In MLB Spring Training, Evaluate Players, Not Teams

Quick! What was the spring training record of the 2017 World Series Champions Houston Astros? Who had the best spring training record last season? If these two questions have adequately stumped you, whether you are a casual or rabid baseball fan, you are not alone. Evaluating spring training performance certainly[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns