Articles by: Thomas Schlarp

SCHLARP: Agreement Amends All-Star Game

As the sports media cycle zoned in on the College Football Playoff, Rob Gronkowski’s third back surgery and the continued dominance of the Dallas Cowboys, perhaps the most important buzzer beater of the entire sports year went almost completely unnoticed. With the clock ticking down to just four hours remaining[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: College Ties Put NFL Careers at Risk

SCHLARP: College Ties Put NFL Careers at Risk

You have worked your entire life to achieve your dream job. You finally have the offer in your hands; the contract with that huge salary is all but signed.  You can sign on the dotted line today and instantly achieve your goal, or you can hold off on accepting that[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Rings Prevent Nostalgia

SCHLARP: Rings Prevent Nostalgia

As sports fans, we all have our favorite players. We adorn their jerseys every game day and study every statistic on the backs of their trading cards. Certain players become synonymous with their teams: Joe Montana and the 49ers, Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Boasting an Elite Lineup, the Cubs Were No Cinderella Story

SCHLARP: Boasting an Elite Lineup, the Cubs Were No Cinderella Story

It’s official. After waiting over a century, the team everyone enjoys feeling sympathetic for has finally won the World Series. Curses and bad luck be damned, the “Lovable Loser Chicago Cubs,” long-time champions of ineptitude, finally sit atop the sports championship world. While it took the team 108 years to[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Success Validates Salaries

SCHLARP: Success Validates Salaries

College is expensive. Football tickets are expensive. A hot dog in the stadium could cost you $10. One thing that is not expensive: college football head coaches. Earlier this week, USA Today released the results of a survey containing the salaries of the head football coaches at 120 public universities.[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: NFL Mishandles Abuse Yet Again

SCHLARP: NFL Mishandles Abuse Yet Again

The NFL has a dirty little secret: it could not care less about domestic violence. Since the Ray Rice scandal in 2014, the league has been criticized for its lax disciplinary measures toward domestic violence far too many times. This summer, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was dealt a[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: NFL Television Ratings Could Foreshadow a Decline

SCHLARP: NFL Television Ratings Could Foreshadow a Decline

Are those a bunch of creamsicles running on a football field, or is it an attempt at a professional football game between the Broncos and Chargers on a Thursday night? Who cares, let’s just switch the channel and watch the Nationals lose to the Dodgers. For seemingly the sixth consecutive[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Baseball’s Wild Card Round Delegitimizes the Regular Season

SCHLARP: Baseball’s Wild Card Round Delegitimizes the Regular Season

October: the month where baseball legends are made and champions crowned. Playoffs begin, and the great players step up or crumble under pressure. October is the pinnacle of a 162-game marathon of a season that sees itself drag through the scorching dog days of summer. Since 2012, the MLB playoff[Read More…]

by October 11, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Diva Receivers Unnecessary For Success

SCHLARP: Diva Receivers Unnecessary For Success

The wide receiver: A flashy, attention-grabbing position that helps sell tickets and attracts a fan base. Oftentimes, players of this position are the most vocal teammate, embracing a very volatile personality. Wide receivers are the shiny sports convertible of football teams. They are eye-appealing and super fun. They are super[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SCHLARP: Rodgers Past His Prime

SCHLARP: Rodgers Past His Prime

Every year, Aaron Rodgers enters the NFL season with MVP expectations to carry his Green Bay Packers into the playoffs. However, this season has not started the way Rodgers and Green Bay nation wanted. Rodgers, who entered the league in 2005, has certainly compiled an impressive resume. While continually finding[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top