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Ballpark Journey Sheds Light on American Dream

As a graduating senior, I have much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for the gifts of my Georgetown education, which have transformed my mind and heart forever. I’m thankful for the great friendships I’ve made here, ones that will hopefully last a lifetime. I’m thankful for the wonderful opportunities[Read More…]

by May 19, 2011 0 comments Sports

Bridging the Gap: MLB Back Again

Opening Day is finally here. No more Hot Stove, no more spring training reports from Florida and Arizona — the boys of summer have returned. In many parts of this country, yesterday and today are unofficial holidays. Employees take the day off. Fathers remove their sons and daughters from school.[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Sports

Book Applies Econ to Sports

Students in introductory economics courses tend to have two complaints: that the material is too abstract and that the “real world” examples used in class to elucidate economic theories don’t really help because they aren’t very relevant to students’ lives. But for the sports fans among us, we now have[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

No Need to Borrow Trouble Over Meadowlands Super Bowl

Any number of topics could qualify as the lead story for this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Can Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger cement his place in history by winning his third title? Despite their postseason run, should the Packers really be the favorites in[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments Sports

THE BIG PICTURE: Postgame Critics Take the Easy Way Out

Perhaps later than most people under the age of 50, I’ve finally discovered the wonderful world of podcasts. My program of choice: “The Tony Kornheiser Show,” featuring the familiar voice from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption.” The experience of listening to a sports/news show that was recorded days earlier is a[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Sports

Women’s Soccer Merited More Support, Publicity

By all accounts, this was a banner year for the Georgetown women’s soccer team. For only the second time in school history, the Hoyas qualified for the NCAA tournament. And once they made it, Georgetown advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time ever before losing 2-0 to Ohio[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Big East Should Think of Basketball, Not Football

After months of speculation, the Big East conference formally announced its intent to increase the number of schools that play Big East football from eight to 10. At its annual Board of Directors meeting two weeks ago, the 16 Big East school presidents unanimously approved a proposal to establish a[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

NFL Crackdown Could Change Game

Regularly, we hear complaints about various sports. Baseball games take too long. NBA players don’t play defense. There is not enough scoring in soccer or hockey to attract American fans. Fans and critics often cite these and other concerns when discussing particular sports. And when an event happens that exemplifies[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Sports

Opining vs. Reporting

Indulge me for a few minutes as I delve into the mind of a sports columnist. Not that I consider myself a serious member of the sports media who should be regarded as an authority, but – for better or worse – I have a platform to share my thoughts[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

MLB Might Be Right to Refuse Replay

Last fall, I wrote an article arguing that the time had come for Major League Baseball to expand its use of video replay to review incorrect calls. I pointed out that umpires had made three painfully obvious incorrect calls during last year’s postseason and that replay easily could have reversed[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Sports