Category Archive: featured

May 19

Salary Cap: No Need

I’m one of those guys who thinks an MLB salary cap is a silly, unnecessary, terrible idea. You can complain about the Yanks and Red Sox and spending sprees all you want, but that won’t change the facts. For example: How many MLB franchises have played in the past ten World Series? 14. How about …

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Mar 26

With a new year, a new attitude towards sports (forum sports article)

With a new year, a new attitude towards sports-          In the heat of the NFL’s Lite Beer/Cialis sponsored “race” to the 2012 Super Bowl, and in the midst of the NBA’s rapid fire, exhausting game-a-day semi-apologetic season, it seems none too soon to start talking about and yes, even “critiquing” the state of …

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Feb 18

Manchester United’s 12th EPL Title: Cementing Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs As Two of the Best Ever

On Saturday at Ewood Park, home of the Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United sealed its 19th English Premier League title with a 1-1 tie. With their 19th, the Red Devils moved past Liverpool for most Premier League championships in history. It is also Sir Alex Ferguson’s 12th title since taking over the team in 1986. In …

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May 09

1-A-Week to Get Your Blood Pumping

This post is for those who have no team to root for (looking at you LA area folks) or for those who just can’t figure out which game they want to watch with their NFL League Pass on their 50″ HDTV’s. Week 1: Dallas Cowboys at NY Jets: Rex Ryan goes up against his brother …

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May 05

Time for McCourt to Get Out of My Town

A week ago on Wednesday, I headed up to Chavez Ravine to watch the Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves. It was my time back at the stadium this season. A lot of people were wearing blue, but not Dodger Blue. Navy Blue. Thanks to an incident a few weeks ago against the Giants, police …

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May 03

The 2011-2012 NFL Schedule: Winners & Losers

Yesterday, the NFL schedule was released in the midst of the lockout and a second mediation session between the players and owners. Even though it seems likely that this season will either be canceled or delayed for at least a few weeks, the schedule has generated anticipation and analysis from plenty of places. It seems kind of …

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May 01

MLB Monthly Report: A-to-Z

We’re about a month into the MLB season, and there have already been plenty of surprises and disappointments. While it is still early, I decided to break down some of the season’s developing story lines. Some of these have affected the season so far, while others’ results are yet unknown but are worth watching. Here …

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Apr 28

Dodger Baseball Report: 4-26-2011

The Dodgers have gotten off to a somewhat ominous start, with headlines aplenty both on and off the field. On the field, the Dodgers find themselves sitting in 2nd place in the NL West (13-13), 4.5 GB of the division-leading Colorado Rockies. Off the field, LA is in the middle of a pretty messy situation …

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Apr 26

Best and Worst: NFL Draft Picks

As you may or may not know, the 2011 NFL Draft is just around the corner. While the league shutting down on has cast quite the shadow over this years draft, draft season is in full-swing. A few of this year’s top picks are likely to reach NFL super stardom. However, if history is any …

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Apr 19

More Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Like Kobe Bryant

In a recent (post-Decision) CNBC fan poll, Kobe won the title of most hated athlete in professional basketball. Sadly, the voice of the people has been silenced.

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Apr 14

One Clutch Three

I had a pretty cool spring break, but nothing outrageous (classic “Spring Break” video omitted). I went to Washington D.C. for a few days and saw the National Archives, a few Smithsonians, a Wizards game – the whole nine yards. It wasn’t my first time, or even my second. The reason my spring break tops …

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Apr 13

Dean Taylor: A life around the ball field

With only a month left until graduation, the  Claremont Colleges’ Class of 2011 will soon be off into the real world. Looking at the seniors, you see a bunch of brilliant 22 year old kids, not the older versions of themselves that’ll manifest some ten, twenty, or thirty years down the road. We know, though, …

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Apr 01

The Madness of March (and April)

At the beginning of The Big Dance, I felt that this year’s tournament field would be dominated by traditional powers like Duke, Kansas and multiple Big East teams. There were 17 teams with more than 12 losses in the tournament and what seemed like a couple of overrated  teams from the Power 6 conferences like …

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Apr 01

A Lost Voice

Seattle Mariners fans are used to losing their stars. We lost future hall-of-famers Randy Johnson in ’98, Ken Griffey Jr. in ’00, and Alex Rodriguez in ’01. But this past offseason, we lost another, one who out-shined the rest. Legendary Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus died on November 10, 2010 at the age of 75 from …

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Apr 01

Writers’ Picks: AL Award Winners

As our own Ceremonial First Pitch of the MLB season, the writers of the Claremont Sports Connection have predicted every playoff team and major award winner for the 2011 season. Read on to see who the “experts” here at CSC expect to take home trophies; each pick is followed by some carefully considered evidence to …

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Mar 31

It’s Time for Dodger Baseball!

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers open up their season at home against the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. After an offseason filled with speculation over whether or not Frank McCourt is fit to own a Major League ballclub, the Dodger players (and fans) are eager to get the season started, putting the bitter …

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Mar 31

Writers’ Picks: NL Award Winners

As our own Ceremonial First Pitch of the MLB season, the writers of the Claremont Sports Connection have predicted every playoff team and major award winner for the 2011 season. Read on to see who the “experts” here at CSC expect to take home trophies; each pick is followed by some carefully considered evidence to …

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Mar 30

Writers’ Picks: AL Playoff Picks

As our own Ceremonial First Pitch of the MLB season, the writers of the Claremont Sports Connection have predicted every playoff team and major award winner for the 2011 season. Read on to see who the “experts” here at CSC expect to take home trophies; each pick is followed by some carefully considered evidence to …

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Mar 30

Writers’ Picks: NL Playoff Picks

As our own Ceremonial First Pitch of the MLB season, the writers of the Claremont Sports Connection have predicted every playoff team and major award winner for the 2011 season. Read on to see who the “experts” here at CSC expect to take home trophies; each pick is followed by some carefully considered evidence to …

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Mar 27

A Leadoff Controversy?

Since the New York Yankees re-signed Derek Jeter for a whopping $51 million over three years, questions have arisen as to where the future hall-of-famer should hit in the lineup. For the past few years, we have become accustomed to seeing Jeter lead off. For most of his career, Jeter batted in the #2 spot …

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