Punch Dunk Love

One of the greatest and most famous fights in the history of the NBA occurred on Nov. 9, 1984, when Larry Bird and Julius “Dr. J” Erving became overly physical with each other during an early season showdown. It was a fight between one superstar on his way into the basketball spotlight, and another one […]

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What’s John Madden Up To?

John Madden is not dead. Hell, he hasn’t even retired yet. NFL fans fell in love with Madden’s eccentric color commentary, as he partnered with Pat Summerall and later Al Michaels to give audiences some of the only broadcasting teams ever to rival the gold standard of Cosell, Gifford and Dandy Don Meredith. You wanted […]

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Snoop Dogg and…Hockey?

Snoop Dogg is known for a lot of things. West Coast gansta rap. French braids. An all-consuming love affair with marijuana. Being “Tha Doggfather.” A passion for hockey. Wait, what? That’s right, Snoop Dogg has been donning NHL gear ever since he first burst onto the music scene in late 1993 with his breakthrough debut […]

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The Most Interesting Man in Tennis

Ernests Gulbis advanced to his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal at last year’s French Open, eventually falling to No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic in four sets. For his performance, Gulbis took away $550,000 in prize money, and promptly did what seemed logical. “I went to [a] casino to gamble away a percentage of my winnings,” he […]

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How to Define Sports

When one thinks about sports in general, the ones that most often come to mind are football, basketball, and baseball. The next most common, at least in the United States to name just a few are soccer, lacrosse, golf, volleyball, tennis, and hockey. But then what makes something a sport? Earlier in the semester we […]

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Crack Down on Golf in China

On the 18th, The New York Times published an interesting article about the recent crack down on golf in China. President Xi Jingping claims that party officials are abusing golf and using it for “a public relations tool.” Also, the article says that a top official at the Commerce Ministry is under investigation for letting […]

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