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Down but Not Out

Posted by Nick Coffman on November 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



You’re on top of the world! As a top-notch fighter you are unstoppable and anyone who gets in your way quickly finds out why. Fight after fight you take your opponent down with speed and brute force. It appears no one can stop you.


So was the case of Ronda Rousey UFC fighter and no...

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Mizzou: Right Call for the Wrong Reason

Posted by Nick Coffman on November 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)



A feces drawn swastika has taken the nation by storm. The swastika drawn in a dorm bathroom as well as two other instances in which racial slurs were used, were the final straw for Mizzou student Jonathan Butler. Fed up with the racial tension on campus, Butler began a

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Just Change the Name

Posted by Nick Coffman on November 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Have you ever argued with someone who just wouldn't admit to being wrong? You presented your side of the argument, delivered facts that support your view, and point out flaws of their thinking, but they continue to argue that they are right with little evidence to support them. Such is the case with the Washington Redskins and their owner ...

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Greg Hardy Leads NFL in Lack of Character

Posted by Nick Coffman on November 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)



After a night of drinking, a fight breaks out between you and your significant other, and things start to get physical. You wrap your hands around her neck and slam her into a bathtub. You then pick her back up and throw her onto a couch, riddled with loaded guns and threaten to kill her. What kind of punishment would you expect to rec...

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Dominance In Sports

Posted by Harrison Elbert on August 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Over the weekend many notable athletes regained their position at the forefront of their respective fields.  At the world track and field championships, Usain Bolt won the 100m by a tenth of a second over Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist.  Also this weekend, Roger Federer eked out a three set victory over Novak Djokovic to win the ATP 1000 e...

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Sports and Morals

Posted by Harrison Elbert on August 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



This week in sports saw an NFL starting quarterback punched in the jaw AND a grand slam tennis champion get informed that another tennis professional had "banged" his now girlfriend. Football is a physical sport, and often tempers rise and issues come to a head, but it usually a short spat between opponents. Geno Smith, quarterback of the NY Jets (poor poor...

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Midsummer Baseball

Posted by Harrison Elbert on August 11, 2015 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)



We are getting late into the summer, and that means that the baseball season is really heating up.  In fact, we are getting to the point where we can probably begin to start discussing possible contenders with a bit more certainty than has been possible for the rest of the year.  So, without any f...

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Ronda Rousey is A Good Reason To Watch Sports

Posted by Harrison Elbert on August 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



This weekend a couple of videos were circling the internet.  One was this sweet rendition of a Foo Fighters song trying to get them to come play a concert in Italy (it worked).  The other one, more impo...

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Golf Is A Real Thing

Posted by Harrison Elbert on July 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It's late in the summer.  We are all getting used to the heat, to watching baseball on TV, and we have all been to several outdoor food related events by now. But one thing that I haven't done this summer is play a round of golf. The reason I haven't is because I am pretty sure that golf is not a thing. In fac...

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Sports Are Political

Posted by Harrison Elbert on July 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)



We've heard this before.  It seems like every time that something political intersects with a sporting event there is a clamoring by a vocal segment of the sports watching population attempting to avoid any connection between the two.  I saw that effect among people I follow on social media and also among some of the talking heads in the sports world...

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Wimbledon Final Keeps Tennis Swinging

Posted by Harrison Elbert on July 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)



This weekend we witnessed another two amazing matches in a long era of amazing matches, and yet again Roger Federer and Serena Williams were at the heart of them. Both of them have been at the top of the tennis game for years and years, and both are getting on in years. Federer is 34 and Williams is 33. But the two of them have managed to overcome an...

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Top Ten NFL Draft Results

Posted by Harrison Elbert on July 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



The NFL draft happened about two months ago, and now as the summer training is really getting into gear, it is time to evaluate the top ten draft results.  Some teams got exactly the right role player to enhance their already great teams, and some teams have locked down top talents that may be able to change their franchises future.  Here is the ranki...

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Serena Williams The Social Activist

Posted by Harrison Elbert on July 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)



Serena Williams is widely accepted to be the best in the women's tennis game, but she has also long been one of the more outspoken tennis playing social activists in recent years.  She joins a long tradition of professional athletes who speak with intelligence, and candor about their experiences as African-Americans in the sp...

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Sports Are Dead!

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



For the past half a week I have been panicking.  And by panicking I mean reflexively changing channels looking for another championship game or series, something to make up for the fact that the Warriors have finished off the Cavaliers and the Chicago Blackhawks have won another Stanley Cup and there are no more sports championships going o...

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NBA Finals Game 6 Recap

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)



It's over.  I didn't want it to be over, I wanted it to go to a game 7, and have Lebron score 40 points every game for the foreseeable future.  Golden State have won the championship, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have come up short.  Here is a list of some things that were expected to be true and still are.  


The Warrio...

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NBA Finals Recap Game 5: Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Tennis.  Bowling.  Chess.  Competitive eating.  Spelling bees.  All of those are things that you don't need a team to help you win, but as Lebron James learned painfully in game five, basketball is not on that list.  Lebron continued to redefine hero ball (as he has this whole series) in game 5.  Lebron scored...

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NBA Finals Recap Game 4: Regression To the Mean

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 12, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)



A lot of the things that happened in game four of the NBA Finals were what were supposed to happen, the things that haven't been happening . Steph Curry scored, and hit three pointers with an approximation of the WTF style that he had been culltivating all season on his way to winning the league's MVP award.  Matthew Dellavedova scored a regular hum...

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NBA Finals Recap: Game 3

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 10, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)



Think of the most annoying sound you can imagine.  Is it a bee buzzing furiously around your head?  Is it a six year old playing Chopsticks on the piano for the 700th time?  Is it fingernails scraping slowly and painfully down a chalkboard?  Is it Big Sean doing whatever it is Big Sean likes to pretend is ...

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NBA Finals Recap Game 2: The Cavs Even It Out

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 8, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)



A conductor needs to be able to control the tempo, to tell each musician to come in at the right time, and see all of moving parts.  A general has to recognize the strengths of everyone in his or her army and then use those strengths to complete the mission.  Lebron James, the best basketball player in the world, had to be co...

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NBA Finals Game 1 Recap

Posted by Harrison Elbert on June 5, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)



There was a huge delay between the conference finals and the beginning of the NBA finals, so there has been plenty of time for everyone that discusses the NBA to write off the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Against the Warriors high-paced offense and lockdown defense, even a team with the best play...

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