The Struggles of Being a Redskins Fan

By Andrew Schilling I’ve got a good joke for you. “What do you call a bunch of millionaires watching the NFL playoffs on TV?” The Redskins! Here’s another one for you: “What do the Redskins have in common with Chick-Fil-A?” Neither show up for work on Sundays! Here’s a final one: “What do Joel Osteen and that Washington Redskins have in

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Why the Cubs will win the World Series within 5 Years

By Michael Hendricks Yep. I said it. Laugh all you want, get your jollies out, because to be fair, the claim I’m about to attempt to make is one that deserves all the ridicule it’s bound to get. After all, being a Cubs fan myself, I’ve given out just as much hate to my home team as anyone over the

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Pirates and Dodgers and Angels, Oh My: Best and Worst MLB Nicknames

By Zach Dammel Major League Baseball boasts some pretty good nicknames. Not Backyard Baseball caliber good (see Humongous Melonheads, Mighty Wombats, Crazy Fishes, etc.), but pretty good. Here are the best. Best: Photo Credit to T. Buckingham Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pittsburgh Pirates are called the Pirates because they were pirates. They roamed the high seas of baseball bureaucracy, plundering players from unfortunate teams that forgot

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Biggest Questions for the Premier League’s Top 7

By Grant Becker The Premier League season is under way and every team still has a reason for hope. The table looks ridiculous right now, but there are still a pretty clear group of seven teams competing for the rewards of European competition. These seven teams all have reasons to worry though. Let’s take a look at what these teams

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The Art of “Tanking” in Pro Sports

By Matt Weller One of the most irritating, but arguably effective, strategies routinely practiced amongst the general managers and front office executives of professional sports teams is the practice of tanking. “Tanking” is the idea of selling off veteran, proven players to acquire younger talent or draft picks to improve the team’s future outlook. This usually results in a lot

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B1G Men on Campus: Week 4

By Quinn Matheis I think the Big Ten has had enough bashing, ESecPN. It was a great rebound week for a conference that received a lot of–albeit justified–wonted and excessive bashing over the week leading up to September 20th.  All 11 schools that played this week took home wins in very impressive fashion.  Except for Michigan.  Michigan is still off

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US Open 2014: The End of an Era? Don’t Count on it

The world is ending, apparently. Reigns are falling, stars are rising, the tennis world is crumbling, and we’re 12% sure it’s all for real this time. What could possibly have caused all this? Why, Marin Cilic has won a Grand Slam, of course! Indeed, it seems everyone is continuously searching for “The Next Big Thing,” whether that’s in the world

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Why College Football Season is Better than Christmas

By Andrew Schilling It’s a warm Saturday in early September. The sun shines through the windows of my 17th floor dorm room. Half awake, I roll around a few times when suddenly a realization strikes me. I bounce up like a WWE superstar feigning an injury and exclaim “It’s here it’s here! The most wonderful time of the year!” “Shut the hell

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