February 9th: Between Politics and Sport

The Winter Olympics begin this week, as the global community joins together in South Korea to celebrate the unifying joy of sports. More so than in past years, this Olympics puts into sharp relief the politics going on between the nations present and the goals for the competition as a whole. At a time when…

December 22nd: Bullish in Chicago

Let’s talk about the Bulls for a minute. Chicago went into the 2017-2018 season in full rebuild mode, fully intent on ruining a season in the hopes that their poor performance would give them the benefit of a high draft slot next season, and free enough money to rebuild a competitive roster more quickly. In…

November 7th: MLB Free Agent Predictions

The World Series is over, which means it is time for the Hot Stove to heat up! Here are my predictions for landing spots for the top free agents in the game: Yu Darvish – Dodgers The Dodgers almost won the World Series this month, and Darvish was one of the reasons they didn’t. That…

November 2nd: Why Sports Matter

The world of sports is an enormous industry in this country, and is often chastised for being out of focus with reality. That’s a fair claim, at times, but whenever we get to the idea that sports don’t really matter, I slam on the breaks. Last night, we watched the Astros win the 2017 World…

October 3rd: Best MLB Cap Logos, Ranked

Over the course of the baseball season, Todd Radom, a graphic artist and sports fan, ranked the top 30 MLB logos of all time on Buster Olney’s Baseball Tonight podcast. After every pick, there was, of course, plenty of discussion and debate about whether or not the logo selected was a good call or a…

September 14th: Queen of the Hill

I’ve never liked Jemele Hill very much. She likes to talk about basketball and football, while I’m much more of a baseball and hockey fan. She and her co-host, Michael Smith, have taken up the mantel of discussing race as a lens for sports, and it just hasn’t been done as well as I would…

August 23rd: Football Can’t be Football Anymore

During a preseason football game last week, two of the game’s most exciting young players made a powerful statement. While teammate Khalil Mack kneeled for the national anthem, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr placed a hand on his shoulder, a symbolic gesture of support. This week, about a dozen Cleveland Browns kneeled in a prayer circle…