The Hype, The Fame, The Fortune: Understanding the Complexity of Modern Day Athletes

We like to think of our favorite professional sports stars as super human. Reassessing that philosophy may go a long way in understanding the modern professional athlete. Ancient Greek civilization is remembered, among other things, for Greek Mythology, a collection of teachings and myths which commonly documented the accomplishments of gods and heroes. Of these […]

The Impending Sports Analytics Doom

How the latest obsession with statistics and data are sapping the drama from our sports world. Following the dramatic conclusion of the Super Bowl a couple of months ago, the sports world exploded into a frenzy of overreaction. Most notably, the final sequence of events, in which Seattle’s offense elected to throw the ball on […]

Rewriting Sports History

Here’s how winning (or winning more) can change a career. Five athletes who could benefit from rewriting the sports record books.   5. Ken Griffey, Jr. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 13-Time All-Star 1997 AL MVP 10-Time Gold Glove Award Batting average .284 Hits 2,781 Home runs 630 Runs batted in 1,836 When Ken Griffey, Jr. first appeared […]

Musings From a July that we Won’t Soon Forget

It’s Sunday evening, the 13th of July and my sports mind is reeling from 72 hours of full 360 degree LeBron-mania media immersion. In a way, I feel similar to how I felt in April when the NBA and NHL playoffs were in full swing and Bubba Watson was torching his peers at Augusta. April […]

Top 5 Moments of 2013

5. Adam Scott’s putt on 18 at the Masters It didn’t take long for me to show some personal bias, but the Aussie’s putt on the 18th hole in the final round of this year’s Masters starts off the list.   Scott entered the final round in the 2nd to last pairing, behind only Angel Cabrera […]

A Look Back at 2013 and our Christmas Wishes for 2014

Christmas Giving: James Dolan By: Tyler Michels This holiday season, let’s give New York Knicks owner James Dolan a brain. For Christmas, this Knicks fan is in the giving spirit. I’m giving James Dolan a brain this year. We all know, he really he needs it. At this point in the 2013-2014 NBA season, we […]

New Stadiums Suck

After getting caught up in the aura of a shiny new arena or ballpark, just admit it.  New stadiums suck, and here’s why: It was the summer of 2006, and for our family vacation we did what the 14-year-old kid wanted to do: take a trip down the East coast to several different baseball stadiums […]

My Top 5 Most Hated Professional Athletes

As a New York sports fan, the list could be endless. I narrow it down to the top 5 athletes I despise. 5. Martin Brodeur As a career New Jersey Devil, Martin Brodeur has been routinely beating the Rangers since I was born (1991). He touts a career record of 48-30 against the Blue Shirts, […]