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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

Idiosyncratic Traditions Give Beautiful Game Its Flair

When a soccer player goes on to his stage to perform, he has to be ready to put on a show. Knowing that millions of eyes are on him, he has only 90 minutes to impress and put on a great act. So the player needs to do more than[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Sports

The Highs and Lows Of the Modern Age

Let me be blunt: I am getting a little sick of technology. No, I am not a neo-Luddite: I do not want to smash all the iPods on campus with my massive microeconomics textbook. I admit that I am quite dependent on modern technology; I am writing this article on[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Fantasy Ball Ruins Reality

I’M STARTING TO ANNOY MYSELF NOW. Like a lot of people, I’m in a fantasy football league. I find myself constantly checking my team, constantly thinking about what trades I can make or what free agent pick-ups I should look into, and constantly talking about it to my roommate, who[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Sports

The Jesuit Mission: Guiding and Educating to Pursue the Truth

I LOVE BEING A JESUIT. ONE OF THE greatest joys of Jesuit life is that in joining the project of my life to the project of the Society of Jesus and its mission in service of the Church and the world, I have lived and worked with some truly remarkable[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Attendance Plummets as Nationals’ Promising Season Crumbles

Last April on Georgetown Day, this column happily pointed out that despite the disappointing seasons of the other three major professional sports teams in Washington, the historically abysmal Nationals were not in last place. Yet. Last April on Georgetown Day, the indestructible, unbeatable Stephen Strasburg was breezing through his starts[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Reflections on Clutch Play

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Sports

Lessons in Little League

When you are hanging around the house at the end of the summer, pouring over your school supplies lists and making sure you have enough marble notebooks and colored pencils, or even if you’re out to dinner on vacation with your family in late August, the Little League World Series[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Sports

GU Trails Rest of the Best Due to Lack of Legitimate Practice Space

There’s a small arms race going on in college basketball, and Georgetown is falling behind. Look at the Big East and you’ll find campuses with a fresh new building being opened or at least bulldozers in place. Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia – what do they all have in common?[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Sports

America’s Got Talent: Giving Back

There are plenty of reasons to love America. It is the land of the free and the home of the brave; we invented baseball and jazz, skyscrapers and “Lost”; and our country has been home to some of the world’s most famous and influential people – politicians and generals, musicians[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Opinion