Category: Sports

SPORTS

Atlanta United Impresses in Dominant Win Against D.C. United

In arguably one of their best games of the season, Atlanta United FC blanked D.C. United on Oct. 3, outscoring them 4-0. The game had a plethora of unforgettable moments: from an MLS goal of the week scored by Atlanta United right midfielder Brooks Lennon, to a picturesque team goal and even bizarre on-field drama. [...]

A Look Ahead at the MLB Postseason

After a delayed start to the regular season, the MLB began 2020 season play on July 23. The league’s restart was filled with rule changes, COVID-19 complications and empty seats, but the regular season was played through and finally came to an end on Sept. 27. America’s pastime now continues with postseason play through Oct. [...]

Don’t Count the Heat Out Yet

Only one NBA team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to clinch the championship. It was the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. The Miami Heat could easily be the second.  If you’re from Miami, you know how deep the Heat run in the fabric of our city. When the Heat won the [...]

In Election’s Homestretch, Stadiums Transform Into Voting Sites

With the 2020 presidential election less than a month away, the question of voter turnout is omnipresent. Public figures writ large have utilized their outreach to encourage voter participation — a key group being professional American sports leagues. Teams across almost every league are transforming their stadiums into election super centers in an effort to [...]

NBA 2K21 Disappoints Players, Unresolved Issues Remain

If you are one of the roughly 12 million people in the world that buys 2K's simulation-style basketball game each year, you were likely anticipating the Sept. 4 release of NBA 2K21 like I was. But, as what seems to have become a yearly occurrence, this year’s game lacks significant improvement from last year’s, a [...]

NBA Postseason Holds Uncertain Futures, Giannis Faces Heavy Decision

As the NBA playoffs near their end, 26 of the 30 NBA teams are already wondering how they can reload during the offseason for the 2020-21 season. While the eight teams not invited to the bubble in Orlando, Florida, have been in offseason mode since March, others recently had their championship aspirations crushed and must [...]

The Future of Fan Engagement Through Virtual Reality

In a surreal world defined by social distancing, the dynamics of professional sports have been upended in dramatic fashion. When COVID-19 made its mark on the U.S. in March, players and fans alike witnessed the widespread cancellation or suspension of professional sports seasons. The sheer speed with which sports leagues canceled their seasons was striking, [...]

The Case for Fantasy Football

As the leaves turn and temperatures begin to drop, autumn has officially arrived. With this comes the return of seasonal coffee flavors and the onslaught of midterms. Yet, most importantly, fall marks the start of the NFL and fantasy football. Now more than ever, we need fantasy football. Fantasy football is a serious competition that [...]

Atlanta United Lacks Responsibility in Zone Defense, Coaching

Atlanta United FC traveled to Tennessee on Sept. 12 to take on Nashville SC in hopes of ending a four-game winless streak. After an exciting first half that started with Nashville’s forward Dominique Badji scoring within the first minute of the game, Nashville held on to beat Atlanta 4-2. Interim head coach Stephen Glass made [...]

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SPORTS

2020 NHL Free Agency: An Exciting Time of Realignment

As members of the Tampa Bay Lightning took turns hoisting the Stanley Cup in an empty Rogers Place, it marked the end of a nearly 11-month season. While it is uncertain when the NHL will begin their next season, Tampa’s victory ushered in the start of free agency, a time when teams balance their salary [...]

Falcons Must Rebuild After Brutal Start

The Atlanta Falcons’ 2020 season has not gone according to plan. Atlanta is currently tied for last in the NFL with New York’s terrible tandem of teams: the Giants and the Jets. These three teams have yet to win a game in the 2020 regular season. The last time the Falcons started 0-5 was over [...]

NFL’s Inconsistent Mask Protocol Warrants Suspicion

Mask protocol in the U.S. has been anything but consistent. Many Americans still choose not to wear face coverings despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and World Health Organization’s guidelines, which both recommend wearing masks in public settings and around people who don’t live in your household. Adding to the confusion, the NFL [...]

The Growing Reverence for Mental Health in Sports

On Sept. 10, Skip Bayless, the boisterous and oft-disparaged Fox Sports commentator, criticized Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after Prescott publicized his bouts with depression earlier this year. Bayless saw the disclosure as unbecoming of a leader, stating, there is “no compassion, no quarter given on the football field. If you reveal publicly any little [...]

Atlanta United Impresses in Dominant Win Against D.C. United

In arguably one of their best games of the season, Atlanta United FC blanked D.C. United on Oct. 3, outscoring them 4-0. The game had a plethora of unforgettable moments: from an MLS goal of the week scored by Atlanta United right midfielder Brooks Lennon, to a picturesque team goal and even bizarre on-field drama. [...]

A Look Ahead at the MLB Postseason

After a delayed start to the regular season, the MLB began 2020 season play on July 23. The league’s restart was filled with rule changes, COVID-19 complications and empty seats, but the regular season was played through and finally came to an end on Sept. 27. America’s pastime now continues with postseason play through Oct. [...]

Don’t Count the Heat Out Yet

Only one NBA team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit to clinch the championship. It was the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. The Miami Heat could easily be the second.  If you’re from Miami, you know how deep the Heat run in the fabric of our city. When the Heat won the [...]

In Election’s Homestretch, Stadiums Transform Into Voting Sites

With the 2020 presidential election less than a month away, the question of voter turnout is omnipresent. Public figures writ large have utilized their outreach to encourage voter participation — a key group being professional American sports leagues. Teams across almost every league are transforming their stadiums into election super centers in an effort to [...]

NBA 2K21 Disappoints Players, Unresolved Issues Remain

If you are one of the roughly 12 million people in the world that buys 2K's simulation-style basketball game each year, you were likely anticipating the Sept. 4 release of NBA 2K21 like I was. But, as what seems to have become a yearly occurrence, this year’s game lacks significant improvement from last year’s, a [...]

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