On Mixing Sports and Politics

On Mixing Sports and Politics

Earlier this week, Joschka Tryba wrote a piece for The Huffington Post arguing the central thesis, and title, “Sports Prove Americans are Already Socialists at Heart”. Tryba stated that current regulations in American athletic leagues utilize structures that are unique to and common in most socialist governments. The core points are laid out here: “Professional football, basketball and hockey leagues have salary […]

The Real Legacy of Lebron James

The Real Legacy of Lebron James

As a Chicago Bulls fan, it’s hard for me to remain impartial when it comes to Lebron James. In 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015, I had to watch as Lebron James knocked my favorite team out of the playoffs. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever curse something out more than I’ve cursed out Lebron James – and that’s […]

Predictions for the 2015-16 NBA Season

Predictions for the 2015-16 NBA Season

There’s only one month left until the NBA preseason begins! Far be it from me to overestimate my predictive abilities, prognosticating like some neo-Nostradamus, but I do have certain inklings about this season.  Here are my five predictions for 2015-16. #1 – The Knicks-Nets Swap Positions I think the Brooklyn Nets and the New York […]

10 Most Important Moments in Sports History

10 Most Important Moments in Sports History

Across every inch of the globe, humanity appears obsessed with sports. Looking back through history, there have been many moments where the world seemed to stop, if only for a few brief minutes, as everyone turned their gaze to some stupendous spectacle. It comes as no surprise then that many of mankind’s most dramatic achievements have centered around the athletic field. […]

The Inside Dope: Professional Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs

The Inside Dope: Professional Athletes and Performance Enhancing Drugs

The world championship has ended, but the race is not over for Justin Gatlin. Multiple failed drug tests and a prominent loss to Usain Bolt have left Gatlin with an equally daunting task ahead of him – he’s wants people to see him as “human”. While following this story, I could not help but wonder: why does all of this […]

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