The Golden Globe..trotters?

I was contemplating the meaninglessness of awards shows like the Golden Globes this past weekend while watching the Lakers struggle to remember what basketball is, when I realized something. This year, almost every single NBA team matches up perfectly with a movie that released in 2015. And now, after applying all of my admittedly limited cinematic knowledge and my even more

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The Cubs Will Win a World Series within 4 Years

I take pen to paper and fingers to keyboard now as a Cubs fan, yes, but as a sports fan more than anything else. I do this, because it is my firm belief that times are changing, that finally, after years and decades and a century of waiting, 1908 will no longer be the last date in the Cubs’ record

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Top 5 NBA players not named LeBron James

Who’s the best player in the NBA? Well, the short answer seems obvious. Just about ninety-nine percent of the world seems to think that LeBron James, indisputably, is the best player in the world. And to be fair, the man’s a freak of nature. He single-handedly carried a beaten down and broken Cavs team to the NBA Finals last year,

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Jake Arrieta Makes Everything Okay

It’s a tough time to be a Chicago sports fan right now. Even with the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup, a cloud still hangs low over the team with the allegations against Patrick Kane. It doesn’t help that, yet again, the team has had to rid itself of some important players to keep under the salary cap. And then there’s

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When the Best Ever Loses

Sometimes it feels like I’m writing the same article over and over again with these Grand Slam tournaments. Year in and year out, it’s the usual suspects who take center stage and dominate the headlines. However, I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing–I’m grateful, because I’m spoiled. We all are. In this age right now, we tennis fans

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History Awaits at the US Open

Soon. That’s a word tennis fans all around the world have been hearing in answer to their questions for years. When will that next great player emerge to dethrone the four players who’ve launched this into a golden era of tennis? Soon. When will an Englishman finally win Wimbledon again? Soon. When will Serena Williams¬†lose again at a major? That’s

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The Man Who Would Be King: Conor McGregor

Ireland’s taking the fight world by storm. Credit: ESPN Many sports fans all around the world cherish those athletes who go about their business without so much as a word, who dominate scoreboards and headlines because of their skill and not because of their theatrics. They care solely for substance, and not at all for style. Those sports fans shouldn’t

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French Open 2015: The Stanimal and Five Things We Learned

So that just happened. On a Sunday that for the last decade has been Rafa Nadal’s day, the legend wasn’t present to contend for the French Open championship. Instead, it was one of his great rivals slogging through the dirt in pursuit of history. Novak Djokovic, the undisputed world number one, came within two sets of becoming the eighth man

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#WeAreGood: Cubs’ Young Guns Making Baseball Fun

When you’re a fan for a team that hasn’t won a title in well over a century, you learn to find the bright spots in just about every situation imaginable. And this year, the Chicago Cubs have more than a few of said bright spots to notice, many of them coming in the form of their young core of talented

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Is this the End for Rafael Nadal?

Tennis fans have been treated over the last decade and a half to a unique level of expected dominance, a level which only three players–Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal–have been able to sustain. It’s well-documented that these three alone have combined to win the vast majority of Grand Slam championships in the last decade. This era, though, is

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