2021 NFL Preview: Another valiant attempt at predicting the NFL season, and my picks for Super Bowl LVI

The 2021 NFL season kicks off tomorrow night with one of the most electric matchups I can recall from my time as a fan — Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers against Dak Prescott and my Dallas Cowboys (I just want the Boys to escape Florida without any major injuries, though a miracle would be … Continue reading 2021 NFL Preview: Another valiant attempt at predicting the NFL season, and my picks for Super Bowl LVI

Bucs stop here: Brady completes legendary season in Tampa Bay with Super Bowl win

When Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I was in absolute shock. The look of 20-year New England Patriot and owner of a record six Super Bowl rings in the red and black of the Buccaneers was jarring, the rare instance of an all-time legend joining a small-market, side note of a team.  When … Continue reading Bucs stop here: Brady completes legendary season in Tampa Bay with Super Bowl win

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