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Painting the Corners

Sports, Apr 13 2013

by Tristan Rodman

I went to my first baseball game at age five. My dad’s friend, who had taken it upon himself to make …

Bama Mama-Jama

Sports, Oct 05 2012

by Dixon Johns

You could say I was born with a Crimson spoon in my hand. My father has always been an avid follower …

Hapless in Seattle

Sports, Sep 28 2012

by Sam Rosen

This past Monday, immediately following the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the Green Bay Packers, ESPN.com ran a reader poll: “what did …

Trading Races

Sports, Sep 22 2012

by Sam Rosen

This summer, two transactions made history in their respective sports. In the MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian …

MARCH-ING MADNESS

Sports, Apr 10 2012

by By Malcolm Burnley

In the first half of the first game of March Madness this year, Kansas State’s freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez stepped …

BALL SO HARD

Sports, Mar 12 2012

by By Alex Seoh

After declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft out of Harvard, Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin got passed over for 60 other players. …

"They Bump Hips"

Lacrosse and Native Americana

Sports, Mar 06 2012

by Drew Dickerson

On Saturday, February 18, over the course of an afternoon, Brown University’s Men’s Varsity lacrosse team faced off against the Iroquois …

The NBA is Bleeding

Sports, Nov 03 2011

by by David Adler

In The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith professed the importance of “public diversions.” These diversions, he argued, are central to the …

Forward Down the Field

Sports, Oct 25 2011

by by Nick Catoni

Motown legend Marvin Gaye released his landmark single What’s Going On in January 1971.  Everyone knows the smooth report of Gaye’s …

The Oak Tree Massacre: Sports Rivalries Then and Now

Sports, Mar 06 2011

by David Adler & Edward Friedman

On the evening of January 27, a man’s gruff voice came over the AM radio to football fans across the state …

Spreading the Cheese

Sports, Feb 14 2011

by David Adler

With Christina Aguilera holding the final note of the National Anthem for over 10 seconds, it was easy to forget who …

Gloves Off

Sports, Nov 01 2010

by Simon van Zuylen-Wood

To grow up a boxer in Rhode Island is to know your enemy so well that he ceases to be your …

Sailors And Steamrollers

Sports, Oct 29 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

Trace the origins of modern basketball, and you’ll come across a rural road in Hillsdale, Wyoming. There is no landmark or …

Progress and Preservation

Sports, Oct 09 2010

The Independent: You still live in the RI area?Doris Burke: I have a house in South Kingstown and I have an …

LeHamlet

Sports, Oct 09 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

Of the many nicknames endowed to LeBron James, “The King” best reflects his Shakespearean hubris and the irony of his narrative; …

The World's Manliest Sport

Sports, Sep 24 2010

by Abe Pressman

The year was 2009. On a cold weekend in May, they arrived by ship, by plane, and by car to the …

Six! More! Years!

Sports, Mar 04 2010

by Malcolm Burnley

On Selection Sunday, March 14, bubbles will burst across the college basketball scene as unworthy teams fail to qualify and unworthy …

Brief Interviews with Olympic Men

Sports, Feb 18 2010

by Simon van Zuylen-Wood

Indy: You’re in the Olympics, man! What was your “Wow I’m in the Olympics” moment?Travers: It’s a great honour to be …

Trojans

Sports, Feb 11 2010

by Miguel Morales

This week in not kidding: David Sills, a 13-year old from Bear, Delaware, has committed to play quarterback for University of …

Downhill battle

Sports, Feb 11 2010

by Nick Werle

As the US Ski Team prepares to compete on the snow-starved slopes of British Columbia’s Whistler Mountain, its hopes are pinned …

mind the cap

Sports, Feb 11 2010

by Simon van Zuylen-Wood

That life-affirming, cathartic New Orleans Super Bowl victory you watched (or may have heard about) might be the last until 2012. …

The Parable of the Tiger and the Undertaker

Sports, Feb 04 2010

by Simon van zuylen-wood

Challenger CM Punk is wearing nothing but a yellow Speedo and wrist tape marked with the letter X. His greasy brown …

Kentucky dreamin'

Sports, Nov 19 2009

by Evan Carmouche

In a recent bout of homesickness I pulled up the Wikipedia article on US Interstate Highway 64. I wondered if maybe …

LET'S BE BLUNT

Sports, Nov 12 2009

by Rachel Sanders

These days, it doesn’t take much more than a mere whisper of steroid use to derail an athlete’s career. Although some, like …

Let's Be Blunt

drugs beyond the locker room

Sports, Nov 12 2009

by Rachel Sanders

These days, it doesn’t take much more than a mere whisper of steroid use toderail an athlete’s career. Although some, like …

Answer Marks

Iverson's ink and his impact on the NBA

sports, Oct 09 2009

by Nick Carter

On September 10, Allen Iverson signed a one-year contract with the MemphisGrizzlies. A perennial basement dweller of the NBA’s SouthwestDivision,the Grizz …

Sporty Spice

how Semenya is challenging our notion of female athletes

Sports, Oct 05 2009

by George Warner

Caster Semenya runs fast—really fast. The 18-year-oldSouth African runner dominated the Women’sWorld Championship 800m race thisAugust, whenshe beat her nearest competitor …

Philly: After the Fall

a perpetual also-ran finds itself in an unfamiliar role

Sports, Sep 28 2009

by Katie Delaney

When the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Seriesa little less than ayear ago, my father calledme and yelled over the roar …

How Upsetting

who let the underdogs out? Oudin et al storm the US Open

Sports, Sep 18 2009

by Rachel Sanders

This year in particular has been a veritable soap opera for followers of protennis, from Roger and Rafa’s on-again/off-again rivalry to …

THE GREEN SUITS HIM

Sports, Apr 16 2009

by Miguel Morales

No one expected this. On a windy Sunday chockfull of storylines, from Kenny Perry's bid to become the oldest major champion …

SHALL WE (BIG) DANCE?

Sports, Mar 19 2009

by Miguel Morales

Sixty-five teams.Single elimination.Last team standing wins. This is the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The sweat, the sneakers, the stars, the upsets …

LESSONS FROM THE LARP

Sports, Feb 26 2009

by Miguel Morales

This is how one world ends and another begins. The trunk opens. You take your boots, your leather cuirass and your …

A GOOD WORKOUT IS HARD TO FIND

Sports, Feb 05 2009

by Miguel Morales

You can call him Coach. Countless others do, and while Greg Glassman hasn't coached a sports team in the traditional sense, …

OPERATION: ELECTION EDITION

Sports, Nov 13 2008

by Nick Greene

Politico44 is a website under the auspices of Politico.com, a trusted source for political junkies to feed their habits. It is …

A FIRST TIMER'S GUIDE

Sports, Nov 06 2008

by Caroline Vescey

If you want to keep your friends, do not talk about this aspect of your life.You will need to run somewhere …

SUDDENLY, LOSING HURTS

Sports, Oct 30 2008

by Will Guzzardi

Game Five of this year's American League Championship Series, between the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, was the kind …

LUCIFER'S NUMBER ONE FAN CLUB

Sports, Oct 23 2008

by Lindsay Littlejohn

Players change, coaches change, jerseys change. Rules change, mascots change, cheers change. Hell, even the fans change--the good ones because they …

THIS WEEK IN MIDNIGHT DODGEBALL

Sports, Oct 09 2008

bigballcatcher4eva has signed on.bigballcatcher4eva wants to direct chat with illegalsegal.bigballcatcher4eva: so what're u here for?illegalsegal: i wanna get hit.illegalsegal: do you …

I'M NOT LATE. I'M ON STOPPAGE TIME: LIFE LESSONS LEARNED ON THE SOCCER FIELD

Sports, Oct 09 2008

by Simone Landon

Throughout history, the fall solstice has signaled athletic bliss. Ah, autumn. All leaves and cider and groundskeepers chalking out the perimeters …

THIS WEEK IN MIDNIGHT DODGEBALL: PROBLEM SET #1

Sports, Sep 25 2008

Let omega be the sum of all players in this experiment. 'A' will stand for team A, whose letters, {a,b,c, etc}, …