Winter Olympics, 2022: A Problem

Source: The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing [Read More...]

Kentucky Athletes’ Student Profile

Brad Wolverton: Dallas — Every year around this time, a handful of elite freshmen declare their eligibility for the NBA draft. Kentucky, which is expected to start five freshmen in its national semifinal game on Saturday against Wisconsin, could have four or five players leave early. Over the past eight seasons, Kentucky has had 13 “one-and-done” players—more [Read More...]

Nate Silver on Baseball Popularity

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The Billion Dollar Bracket is Done

Source: Just 25 games into the NCAA tournament, the billion dollar bracket bubble has already burst. Going into the third wave of games on the second day of the NCAA tournament, only three perfect brackets remained in the Quicken Loans billion dollar bracket contest. And all three had George Washington beating Memphis. As Maurice Creek’s [Read More...]

Bracketology

Well, what do you think of the brackets? Who will the following Regionals? South Region: Florida, Kansas, UCLA, Syracuse? West Region: Arizona, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Creighton? Midwest Region: Wichita State, Lou-a-vul, Michigan, Duke East Region: Virginia, Michigan State, Villanova, Iowa State After the run last year with Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, who can ignore [Read More...]

Baseball and the Inside Stories

The Brewers have adopted Hank. [Read more...]

What Athletes “Earn”

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Latino vs. Stoic

Major League Baseball, so Jorge Arangue says, is divided between the celebratory approach of Latinos and the stoicism of traditional Americans: Forget about the stats vs. scouts argument: The biggest dissonance in the game right now is between the showmanship of Latino players and the stoicism of the old guard. Some believe it is the [Read More...]

Dan Gable and Olympic Wrestling

That Dan Gable was the best.ever.by.far, and this article is one serious piece about one serious wrestling dude: On the morning the IOC announced it would drop wrestling from the Olympics, Dan Gable was a continent away, fast asleep. 
It was dark outside. His wife, Kathy, sat at the computer, waiting on the coffeemaker to [Read More...]

From a Player

One of the more potent arguments against the use of performance enhancing drugs/products is that those who don’t use them are cheated out of an opportunity, like the pitcher who got cut when it was down to two players — that pitcher and one who is now on discipline from MLB but who didn’t get [Read More...]


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