True Confessions of A Tottenham Fan: Why I Love Harry Kane

“Harry Kane, he’s one of our own, he’s one of our own!” Whenever I tell someone that my favorite soccer team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C. of the English Premier League, I get one of two responses: “Who?” or, “oh Tottenham…why?” While both are valid questions, over the years it’s been difficult to answer the latter. It’s not their style of

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Take Your Pick: Harper, Puig, Trout

Major League Baseball has been blessed the past three years with the emergence of many immensely talented young players, some of whom made an immediate impact on their professional clubs in just their rookie season. The most notable of these youngsters are, of course, Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, and Los Angeles Angels

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2014-2015 Mid-Season Mid-Major Watch List

By Quinn Matheis     If you know anything about March Madness, you know that the maddest part of March happens on a basketball court when a small school from a non power-5 conference looks up to a big bad meanie that is blessed with 5 star recruits and 50,000+ sitting stadiums.  And that school snickers, laughs and walks right

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American Sports Commissioners and their Hogwarts Counterparts

By Joseph Mondello NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Hogwarts counterpart: Professor Quirrell Sorcerer’s Stone. While this comparison was based mostly on physical appearance, some of the parallels between the former Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor and the current NBA Commission are alarming. You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey Joseph, isn’t that a bit unfair? Professor Quirrell was working for

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Obscure Sports: Extreme Ironing Edition

By Michael Hendricks It is an unwritten rule in the world of sports that holds to be invariably true: fortune favors those who break away from the norm to set themselves apart from the rest. There have been the geniuses, the Dr. Naismiths of the world. There have been the rebels, those who created the American Basketball Association and others

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15 for ’15: Sports Resolutions

“You could stand to improve by changing the following things about yourself.” Recommending New Year’s resolutions is always a tricky prospect. In fact, you probably shouldn’t do it. Besides, who are you to meddle in someone else’s goals? You don’t know their life. You don’t know their values and their struggles, their idiosyncrasies and inhibitions. So why in the world would you

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A Detroit Sports Fan’s Christmas Wish List

Detroit sports fans have plenty to be thankful for this year. The Lions have won 11 games for the first time since the George H.W. Bush administration. The Red Wings look poised for a 24th consecutive postseason run. The Tigers have won four straight AL Central Titles. The Pistons still exist. It’s all good in the D, but who’s to

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Relevant Chicago Baseball in October?

Well Chicago sports fans, the Bears still suck. I could write a novel on that, but that’s for another day. Thankfully, whether you’re a Cubs or White Sox fans, both Chicago teams brought their fans reasons to be excited for opening day. When’s the last time both Chicago fan bases were able to say that? Whether these teams live up to

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ACC Basketball Over the Last Decade

I don’t know about you, but my introduction to sports as entertainment was the 2005 ACC tournament game between the North Carolina Tar Heels (a team I would soon become a fan of like my parents), facing off against a national contender Georgia Tech team led under the dominant fire of Paul Hewitt. And when I thought about this, I also thought:

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7 Thoughts About the NBA’s First 7 Weeks

By Ryan Patterson Basketball is fun. The NBA is basketball played by grown men who are paid seven and eight figures annually. So, it stands to reason that the NBA is, on a nightly basis, the most fun basketball in the world. While some people may disagree with this, it is nearly impossible to argue that this season has been

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