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Baltimore Fulfills Super Fate

‘Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary …” Though Super Bowl XLVII finished close to midnight due to a 30-minute power outage in theSuperdome, these famous words from Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” (after which the Baltimore Ravens were named) did not at all reflect the champions’[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Injuries Set Stage for NFL’s End

This past week, NFL safety Bernard Pollard, President Barack Obama and actress (and Jay Cutler fiance) Kristin Cavallari all voiced concerns about football’s future. With the differences in their professions and concerns, this trio’s comments perfectly summed up the impending hardships that America’s true national pastime faces. While Bernard Pollard’s worries that[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Sports

No Matter the Label, Flacco Proves Worth

Elite: adjective. Representing the most choice or select; the best. We may know Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word, but when it comes to NFL quarterbacks, fans and pundits alike struggle to understand its meaning. While “analysts” like Skip Bayless might think they have it all figured out, labelling a quarterback as elite or not[Read More…]

by January 28, 2013 0 comments Sports

Rams to London Logical Next Step for Kroenke

American real estate magnate and sports capitalist Stan Kroenke had a lot on his plate this weekend: The owner of five major sports teams has to constantly battle jet lag, sleep deprivation and media attention. Kroenke, who controls Arsenal as well as the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Denver’s Advantage a Mile High

When the Houston Texans took a commanding 31-11 lead against Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos in Week 3 of the NFL season, most would have assumed that the game was all but over. In the season following Tim Tebow’s miracles, Denver seemed to lack the kind of fourth-quarter magic they’d once[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Healthy Griffin Needed For Skins Trade to Show Results

Robert Griffin III stepped onto FedEx Field for his first regular season home game last Sunday amidst overwhelming fanfare. Fireworks were set off, and the entire crowd of rabid Redskins fans erupted into a chant of “RG3” when the announcer sounded out his name for what felt like an eternity. As my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Sports

Has Rory Eclipsed Tiger?

Dominance is a tricky thing. In a sporting world that places so much emphasis on training, research and meticulous athletic perfection, it is almost impossible to be dominant in a sport. It is the best against the best. Everyone has access to the same bodybuilding supplements, advanced equipment and personal[Read More…]

by September 24, 2012 0 comments Sports

Football Needs Its Refs Back

With the first two weeks of professional football now history, some trends are beginning to develop. Manning’s neck appears to be fine, the Cardinals look like they may defy everyone’s expectations and the Falcons and 49ers appear to be the teams to beat. But what has become most obvious is[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Sports

NFL Kickers Grab Limelight With Mistakes

When I happened upon the final 90 seconds of Sunday afternoon’s game between Washington and St. Louis, I saw the Redskins’ desperate comeback end on the “shank of all shanks” by kicker Billy Cundiff. The attempt was from improbable range — 62 yards — and made by a kicker not[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Sports

Forgetting the Titan

O.J. Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis and Jamal Lewis. That is the elite company Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson joined when he eclipsed the 2,000-yard single-season rushing mark in a stellar 2009 campaign. The list includes three Hall of Famers — Simpson, Dickerson and Sanders — and[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments Sports