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Opinion & Analysis

  • The NFL's Weird Relationship with Celebrations

    With just five weeks to go in the NFL season we are soon going to go from watching 26-30 teams play each week to no more than eight. Because of this we will see a decrease of end zone celebrations, one of the best things that happen on a weekly basis on Sundays.
     

    I am a huge advocate for celebrations. I absolutely love them and I always have.
     

    When I first fell in love with football in the mid-2000’s it was celebrations galore after a touchdown.
     

  • Sports Dayl-ly: The NBA's Lovable Disrespect

    Admit it, you’re petty. We all are–some more than others– it’s  not a crime its just part of life.
        

    I’ll be the first to admit that I am irrationally petty at times. Even if you’re not like me in regards to being irrationally petty you’re probably like me in regards to enjoying watching other people be petty and disrespectful towards each other. This runs rampant in sports.
      

  • Would You Rather? Sports Edition

    I’m a big fan of games. Which is good considering games are a rather large portion of sports and I cover sports for a living.
     

    But not all games are directly related to sports. Some games are purely fun, some games are slightly dangerous and some are both.
     

    Today we’re going to play a game that is both. This game can be abbreviated into a three letter acronym that really gets people’s brains going. Don’t worry its not that three letter acronym, this game is called “Would you rather.”
     

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison: Part II

    Welcome into round two of the Superhero and NBA team comparison. Essentially a couple hundred words of me completely nerding out with my slightly above average knowledge of superheroes and my elite level of basketball knowledge. Maybe elite is not the right word to describe my basketball knowledge, that seems arrogant. We'll call it semi-elite in an effort to express my humility.

  • Sports Day-ly: The NBA Superhero Comparison

     The NBA season is officially underway and I am incredibly excited. I love basketball in fact recently it has become my favorite sport.
      

    One thing I also have recently re-fell in love with is superheroes. For whatever reason when I was 20 I really started to get back into superheroes. Even now at 22-years old I often walk about with a Batman backpack that is originally meant for a 10-year old.
      

  • Sports Day-ly: D.C.'s Curse

    By: Denton Day

    A few years ago I was not the kind of guy to believe in any sort of sports curse. The idea was silly to me.

    Yes I recognized that the Cubs had not won a World Series in a century and that Cleveland had not won a championship in over 50 years.

    I still did not believe. Funny how your opinion can so easily change once something has a direct impact on you.

  • Extra Points: Two weeks notice

    As quickly as I arrived, I am leaving.

    In two weeks, I’ll be packing up my two-suitcases worth of belongs and moving to Boise, Idaho.

    Boise!? Yes. Boise. The city with that college that has that infamous blue football turf. I am moving there to support my boyfriend as he takes on his new job at Boise State.

    Now I will take the time to be as corny and cliche as possible:

  • Extra Points: I survived my Airbnb stay

    What comes to your mind when you hear Airbnb?

    For me it’s: Potential death. Potential kidnapping. Horror stories used as plots in Criminal Minds episodes. PR nightmare. Allegedly doesn’t rent to minorities.

    Well, this past weekend I put my life at risk (yes, I’m dramatic) and stayed in my first Airbnb room. And although I am alive, it definitely was a unique experience to say the least.

  • Extra Points: 'Schooled' Review

    Small town life has rendered me a Netflix addict. And within my Netflix addiction, has developed a documentaries obsession.

    Since I’m a sports editor, my review will be about a sports documentary (non-sports documentary recommendation: The Imposter.) This past weekend, I struggled (you’ll see why) through Schooled: The Price of College Sports which is a documentary about why student-athletes should receive a salary.

    If I could rename this documentary I would call it: Schooled: When football players still find more to complain about.

  • Extra Points: Dear recent graduates...

    Two weekends ago I travelled back to civilization, whoops, I meant Chicago, for my master’s graduation.

    I’m only 24, but walking across the stage to receive my second degree made me feel old and wise (I am neither) and got me thinking about what I should’ve done to maximize my college experiences.