Wrapping Up This Hoops Season

Sports PhotoWith the NCAA tournament over and the national title sitting in Waco, SC’s Jean Neuberger shares his final thoughts on what was a crazy year in college hoops. Complete Story

03.31.21 NCAA Tournament: Sculpting That Winning Definition By Jonathan Lowe
03.23.21 Sports and the Rites of Spring By Anthony Brancato
03.22.21 What Makes a Great NCAA Tournament? By Ross Lancaster

The NIL’s Effect on Collegiate Athletics

Sports PhotoNIL has majorly changed the college football landscape. SC’s Jean Neuberger describes the biggest shifts in the game as athletes line up for sponsorships. Complete Story

06.15.21 Proposed 12-Team FBS Playoff Has its Flaws By Anthony Brancato
06.08.21 Tinkering With the Transfer Portal By Jean Neuberger
05.10.21 2021 FCS Championship Preview By Jean Neuberger

Foul Territory: OJ on Twitter, “Ball’s” on Parade

Sports PhotoIn this week’s edition of Foul Territory, OJ Simpson is guilty (of being on Twitter). LaMelo Ball heads Down Under, a King’s ransom brings Antonio Davis to L.A., and Josh McCown enjoys a lengthy “bye.” Complete Story

05.22.19 Foul Territory: Horse Power and Fighting Words By Jeffrey Boswell
02.15.19 Foul Territory: AB C You Later & P’s ‘N Q’s By Jeffrey Boswell
06.22.18 Foul Territory: Earthshaking Events By Jeffrey Boswell

2021 Masters Preview

Sports PhotoThe world’s top golfers have started 2021 in some style and many look to be peaking nicely for the first major of the year. The Masters is back in its usual place on the calendar and we’re all set to head down to the Augusta National on April 8th. Complete Story

08.06.20 PGA Tour: Presenting the Future? By Jonathan Lowe
11.29.19 PGA’s Hungry Young Guns on the Rise By Marc James
06.17.19 Is Spieth Breaking Up With Longtime Caddie? By Marc James

The Guardians Are Coming

Sports PhotoThat’ll be the Indians’ new name starting in 2022. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the social media meatheads should have done their homework before exploding over what “Guardians” means to Cleveland. Complete Story

07.23.21 Roots and Blues By Jeff Kallman
07.21.21 Can’t We Teach the Thugs a Lesson? By Jeff Kallman
07.20.21 On Disappearing the 7-Inning Doubleheader By Jeff Kallman

All Aboard at the Hype Train Station

Sports PhotoWelcome to the Hype Train Station, where NBA dreams arrive and depart within a short time. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into how the hype of this season’s title sits down with the hype for the league’s future stars. Complete Story

07.19.21 Lessons Learned From the 2021 NBA Season By Ross Lancaster
07.06.21 This “GOAT” Business Has Gone Too Far By Anthony Brancato
06.24.21 Doc Rivers: The NBA’s Marty Schottenheimer? By Anthony Brancato

Vick vs. Watson: Don’t Even Go There

Sports PhotoIn an era when moral equivalencies have become the rule rather than the exception, the usual talking heads are trying to compare Michael Vick and Deshaun Watson. There’s not a chance. Complete Story

05.18.21 Zero-Summing Tebow and Kaepernick By Anthony Brancato
05.03.21 2021 NFL Draft: Stallions and Scallions By Anthony Brancato
04.27.21 NFL Teams Partyin’ Like it’s 1981 By Anthony Brancato

NHL Needs to Get “Krakin’” on Realignment

Sports PhotoWhen divisional play began in baseball in 1969, commissioner Bowie Kuhn famously said that, “It wouldn’t be practical to have a first-place team and a 12th-place team.” It is no longer fashionable to have a first-place team and an eighth-place team in any sport. So don’t have any eighth-place teams. Complete Story

Ho-Hum, Another Boring Olympics

Sports PhotoThe 2020-21 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are taking place in front of what is even worse than a studio audience. But the Olympics have been going steadily downhill ever since the Cold War ended. And that’s really sad, says SC’s Anthony Brancato. Complete Story

07.22.21 Analyzing the Unfair Pay Gap in Women’s Sports By Brian Wallace
07.14.21 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Atlanta By Jeffrey Boswell
07.07.21 NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Road America By Jeffrey Boswell

Slant Pattern Odds and Ends

Sports PhotoIn this edition of the Slant Pattern, SC’s Kevin Beane looks at the move to the SEC Texas and Oklahoma have made, Simone Biles, the Cleveland Guardians, and more! Complete Story

07.15.21 Boxing in Kazakhstan With the Slant Pattern By Kevin Beane
07.01.21 Slant Pattern Mailbag By Kevin Beane
06.10.21 The State of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team By Kevin Beane

Super Bowl 50 Aftermath

Sports PhotoSuper Bowl 50 is in the books, and SC’s Jeffrey Boswell takes a look back at Super Bowl Sunday’s contest. Is Peyton Manning done? What were the best commercials? And can Cam Newton recover from defeat better than he recovers a fumble? Complete Story

02.06.14 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVIII Aftermath By Jeffrey Boswell
02.07.13 Sports Q&A: Super Bowl XLVII Edition By Jeffrey Boswell
05.11.12 Sports Q&A: The Truth Won’t Set You Free By Jeffrey Boswell

Top Five Craziest Meltdowns in Tennis

Sports PhotoThere are moments in sports when a player’s threshold is broken — an instance of overwhelming rage which envelops and enfolds a player’s judgement when performing on the big stage. Here are the top five meltdowns in tennis history. Complete Story

06.18.19 Wimbledon 2019 Preview By Marc James
05.24.19 2019 French Open Preview By Marc James
10.03.17 Djokovic Delivers Warning to Rivals By Marc James

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