This wasn’t meant to be an exercise in critiquing and editing. I plan to be doing enough of that over the next few months. But reading the latest NHL concussion lawsuit, LaCouture et al v. NHL, brought me to the point of tears.1 Fraught with photographs of bloodied players and punches flying, LaCouture et al […]

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Last week, on Mar. 26, the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Director for Region 13 (Chicago), Peter Sung Ohr, made the first of a possible sweeping type of decisions in college athletics. Everyone has heard by now, but Ohr decided that a group of college athletes at Northwestern University would be allowed to form a […]

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The MLB has broken its playoff system. I’ve been very vocal about that for the last year. What they have now is bad. Really bad. Under no circumstance does it make any sense that two MLB wild card teams should have a one game playoff to decide which team gets to move on to a […]

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If there was one thing I noticed during the 2012/13 NBA season it was the offensive strategy of the Houston Rockets. This was commented on throughout the season by several people around the league and the media, whether for better or worse. The Houston Rockets became my personal pet project of fandom behind my hometown […]

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The ongoing legal battles currently in Washington D.C. at the highest levels of our court system provides for a unique atmosphere stirring in sports leagues. More and more talk about players having the ability, based on a friendly atmosphere and chance to be accepted, to come out and be an openly gay player. Equality is […]

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I don’t know about you, but I always tell myself I’m going to write down my picks every year so that I can remember exactly who I picked for what before my brain gets all muddled up mid-season. Well I never have. But, seeing as I’m becoming a famous sports writer (keep saying it and […]

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The free agent market is good for one thing, getting players paid above market level. Many times it is necessary for the team to pay above market level for a player in the mold that they desire. This season the Chicago Bears paid LT Jermon Bushrod $35.965 million for 5 years with $22.465 million guaranteed. […]

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There was a fantastic article posted on Grantland today about a huge scandal in fixing soccer (football) matches all over the world, with 680 suspected instances based on the initial investigation by Europol. If this catches fire the way I suspect it might then, the author Brian Phillips (@runofplay), is completely right…”Soccer is fucked.” If […]

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As most of you already know, today marks the first time no player was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame since 1996. Multiple players who have put up phenomenal career and single season statistics failed to come anywhere near the 75% of the vote required for induction. Among the most notable robbed of inclusion […]

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