Should the Braves Change Their Name?

For years, many sports teams have been the subject of controversy for using Native American imagery. Though they’re far from the only offenders, the Atlanta Braves are frequently at the center of this criticism. Some people think that every reference to Native American culture (the Tomahawk Chop, the logos, the team name) needs to go. [ keep reading ]

The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Should Performers be Paid?

If you haven’t heard, Super Bowl LIV will be in Miami in February of next year. Though it’s still a bit early to make predictions on participating teams (ugh, come ON, Falcons), the NFL recently announced who will be headlining the halftime show (AKA – the reason I watch besides the commercials). Singers Jennifer Lopez [ keep reading ]

Remembering Pat Summitt: One Unforgettable Experience

Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt was one of the greatest coaches in basketball history and a legend in every sense of the word. During her career, the Tennessee Lady Vols coach won more games than any coach in college basketball, men’s or women’s. She was named head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Tennessee at only [ keep reading ]

Pitching Coach for Mets, Phil Regan, is 82, and I Want a Nap

When I think ahead to my senior years, assuming I have the privilege of getting to them, I definitely want to find ways to stay active. I’m an avid exerciser now and I want that to be a part of my life, at some level, forever. So this week, I’m taking my inspiration from the [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

males compete as females, feet at starting line

The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Is Kawhi Leonard the Best Player in the World?

If you’re a basketball fan, you’ve probably heard of Kawhi Leonard. Although you’ve heard of him, you may not be aware of the significance of what he’s doing. What this guy has done in the playoffs this year is nothing short of astounding and something we haven’t seen since Jordan. He’s doing it quietly and [ keep reading ]

Take a Kid Fishing

Since I was old enough to remember, fishing has been a part of my life. To me, being on the lake just before dawn is heaven on earth. The stillness of the morning, the crisp air, a gentle mist lingering above the surface of the water. Man, it doesn’t get much better. I’m the furthest [ keep reading ]

Why do We Cheer for Sports Teams?

Growing up in Canada, my favorite (ahem, favourite) sport was always baseball. I like to joke that the reason I don’t live in Canada anymore was because I don’t really care about hockey, so they kicked me out. We had precisely two major league baseball teams at that time, and since I lived closer to [ keep reading ]

3 Cinderellas That Could Bust Brackets

March Madness is upon us, and in March we live for Cinderellas. For those not familiar with the term Cinderella in this context: a Cinderella is basically an underdog team that makes a miraculous rags-to-riches run in the NCAA tournament, knocking off higher-seeded powerhouse teams and busting brackets. Every year there’s a new Cinderella, a [ keep reading ]

March Madness: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

March is a transitional month that sees longer days and a renewed sense of optimism that only the warmth of Spring can bring. For basketball fans, March is the greatest month of the year. During this magical time, the college basketball season culminates in a climactic finish known as the NCAA Tournament. Also known as [ keep reading ]

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