In sports, the athlete is always moving: running, shooting, passing, swimming, catching. The same could be said about my own history as an athlete moving between different sports. Over a span of 19 years, I’ve participated in an organized league over 40 times, with no sport exceeding 12 of those seasons. Those sports represented an … Continue reading Nostalgia Blast: The Athlete
Varsity Letter: Varsity Vernacular
The following column was published in Wootton's Common Sense newspaper. Communication is essential to any sports team. But to the occasional spectator, the athletes on the field may appear to be speaking a foreign language. From playcalls to formations to moves to gear, the language of our sports teams is so strange and confusing … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Varsity Vernacular
Which sports are the most fun to play?
As a competitive distance runner, I train year-round, taking off only two two-week breaks the whole year. But amidst all of that training, I haven’t outgrown my love for playing sports like basketball and flag football. Not only are sports a fantastic opportunity to exercise, but they’re also immensely enjoyable to play, whether by yourself … Continue reading Which sports are the most fun to play?
Will the Cubs repeat? 2017 MLB preview
For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are the reigning champions of the baseball world. Now, the question is whether the Cubs can capture October (and November) magic again. But the competition will be stiff- the Indians, Red Sox, and Astros all made moves to improve. And while those four are the … Continue reading Will the Cubs repeat? 2017 MLB preview
Breaking down quarterback class of NFL Draft
The most thrilling part of the NFL draft is the quarterback position. The selection of a quarterback can single-handedly change the fortune of a franchise, like Tom Brady or Russell Wilson, or sink the team into mediocrity, like Tim Couch or Ryan Leaf. This year, the Rams and Eagles, two quarterback-needy franchises, traded the farm … Continue reading Breaking down quarterback class of NFL Draft
2016 AL West Preview
Spotlight on the Texas Rangers For the Rangers, who were the most surprising team in the majors last year, 2016 is a boom or bust year. On one side, Texas has World Series potential, but their injury history could make that goal look silly by midseason. The return of ace Yu Darvish is the major … Continue reading 2016 AL West Preview
2015 Year in Review
When 2015 is over, sports fans will have experienced some of the greatest moments in history. Ohio State winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. Russell Wilson throwing an interception on the one-yard line in the Super Bowl, giving the Patriots the title. The Kentucky Wildcats watching their undefeated season end in the Final Four. The … Continue reading 2015 Year in Review
Kansas City Royals Win 2015 WS Title
Last year, the Kansas City Royals were one base hit away from winning their first World Series championship since 1985. Catcher Salvador Perez popped the pitch up and San Francisco 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval caught it, giving the Giants the 2014 World Series in an exhilarating seven-game matchup. That game only made the Royals stronger. … Continue reading Kansas City Royals Win 2015 WS Title