Category: Sports

The Greatest Seasons in NBA History

The Golden State Warriors went 16–1 in the 2017 NBA postseason which was statistically the best record in NBA postseason history. The old mark was held by the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers who breezed through that postseason with a 15–1 and if not for a miraculous…

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Clemson Wins the National Championship

What an amazing National Championship game between the top two teams in the country, Alabama Crimson Tide vs the Clemson Tigers. It was a rematch of the 2016 championship game that Alabama won 45-40. Last year Clemson was undefeated and ranked number one and Alabama was…

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Red Dive

I have always enjoyed the Olympics, the winter and summer games. I love seeing so many countries coming together in one place. While I don’t believe in being nationalistic or patriotic to the point that we feel separated and different than other human beings, I understand…

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The Messi Miss

As of right now, arguably this generation’s greatest soccer player Lionel Messi has retired from playing with his national team Argentina. This was an awful decision he made following their defeat in the 2016 Copa America to Chile in the dreaded Penalty Shoot-out once again just…

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Red White and Blue and Gold

On this 4th of July I’d like to share some incredible statistics about the United States Women’s National Team for Soccer. They have been an amazing mark of consistency ever since winning the first World Cup for women’s soccer in 1991 which covers a span of…

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Why the Penalty Shoot-Out Must Go

Here’s a piece I wrote almost 18 years ago today on July 4, 1998 right after my beloved Italy was eliminated from the 1998 World Cup on a penalty shoot-out just as they were yesterday in the EuroCup by Germany. I have always hated ending matches…

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Why The 1-Game Wild Card Playoff System Sucks

The 2015 baseball season is the perfect example of why the idiotic 1-game wild card playoff game stinks to high heaven and must be changed ASAP. Take a close look at the National League standings and notice something strange. The top 3 records are all from…

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The Big Four

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has just completed an incredible year in 2015 where he won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam championships. He missed out on a Grand Slam by losing in the French Open final. This was his 10th career Grand Slam…

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Beauty and the Beatdown

This isn’t just about sports. Yes, it’s about the recent annihilation of Maria Sharapova by Serena Williams but I would like to go beyond just the confines of sports. First, let’s examine what went down in merry ole England. Serena crushed Sharapova for the 17th time…

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Don’t Cry for Messi or Argentina

So the look on the faces of the Argentinian players wasn’t just exhaustion and sadness but also one of disbelief and shock. These guys were on a mission and truly believed they were going to become World Cup champions and nearly pulled it off if not…

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