Fantasy Godfather: The Ascension of The Morey The Merrier

In his 2007 book Fantasyland, Wall Street Journal sportswriter Sam Walker sets out to join and win the most prestigious fantasy baseball league in the world. While he is up against the foremost fantasy baseball experts, Walker believes he has an edge — his access to players and managers as a journalist. Though his quest … Continue reading Fantasy Godfather: The Ascension of The Morey The Merrier

Missing the Mark: Realism and the Modern Sports Video Game

The following is my final paper for my 398 Video Game Studies class, which explores the extent that mainstream sports-themed video games such as NBA 2K employ realism. “If it’s in the game, it’s in the game!” For years this phrase was the slogan of EA Sports’ video game franchises, an assurance that everything that … Continue reading Missing the Mark: Realism and the Modern Sports Video Game

Players, teams gearing up for seismic NBA free agency period

Kawhi. Kyrie. Kemba. Klay. There’s a common denominator between these superstar players (and not only that their names all start with “K”)- all are free agents that will shape the NBA landscape this summer. Whether it’s discussion about a player’s legacy, or the chance for a fresh start, or the chase for championships, there are … Continue reading Players, teams gearing up for seismic NBA free agency period

Winners and Losers from the Raptors’ Rapturous Finals Victory

We can officially say it now- Jeremy Lin is an NBA champion. Yes, he watched the entirety of Game Six from his seat on the Toronto bench, but he’s still adding a ring to his memorable career resume. Aside from Lin getting the championship he deserved, this year’s NBA Finals was filled with wild storylines … Continue reading Winners and Losers from the Raptors’ Rapturous Finals Victory