Summer’s Swan Song

Photo courtesy of @BestDamnCountry on Twitter A cool breeze pushes through the air for the first time, indicating fall’s inevitable arrival. As summer begins its swan song, Shut Up and Dance blares through car radios on carefree drives, back to school commercials dominate television and football starts to poke its head out from around the corner. Summer will soon come

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Top 10 Sports Disney Channel Original Movies (Part 2)

With spots 10-6 revealed in part one of this two part series, it’s time to get into the made for TV films that shaped a generation of angsty teenagers. While it was difficult to omit some of my favorite DCOMs from this list (I even considered making an annoying Buzzfeed style list so I could include all of them), months

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What Real Fantasy Baseball Looks Like

Have you ever wanted to see LeBron rob a home run? Steph Curry turn a double play? Patrick Kane steal second? Probably not, but I have. I compiled a baseball lineup of non-MLB players in light of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. 1. Steph Curry, 2B, Golden State Warriors With his excellent speed and hand-eye coordination, Steph is an easy choice for

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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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In Appreciation of SVP and Russillo

Everyone knows the newspaper industry is taking a huge hit as part of a changing media landscape. But there is another type of media that is also declining, at least in the college-age demographic (of which I am a part of): sports talk radio. As Spotify, Pandora and podcasts have become more popular, sports talk radio is becoming more obsolete. But

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Tales from a College World Series Ticket Taker

June. Around the nation Americans everywhere begin summer traditions of cookouts, beach vacations and road trips. In Omaha however, June means only one thing: the College World Series is back. For those that are unfamiliar with “the Greatest Show on Dirt,” it’s the final stage of the NCAA college baseball tournament. Of the 64 teams that qualify for the double

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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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Top 10 Sports Disney Channel Original Movies (Part 1)

Over Spring Break I was feeling a bit nostalgic and decided to tune in to the Disney Channel to see what kinds of shows the next generation of soft Americans are watching. This overwhelming nostalgia got me thinking about some of my favorite Disney Channel Original Movies, or DCOMS for short. In their glory days, Disney Channel would release extremely

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A Letter To the D.C. Playoff Sports Teams

Dear Washington D.C. sports teams,   We need to talk. No, not you Redskins, you’re free to leave the room. You too Nationals and D.C. United. I do however need the Capitals and Wizards to stay. It’s time we sat down and had a little chat. It’s about this past postseason. It was…interesting to say the least. It had its

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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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