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The culture around sports and abuse must change

Morgan Doherty

November 17, 2017

On Thursday, Nov. 9, I was at the gym around 10:00 p.m, spinning away on the stationary bike and passively watching Sports Center when a story about Ezekiel Elliott caught my eye. Being a born and bred New York Giants fan, I ...

Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

The Mac Weekly

October 5, 2017

by Justin Chen [email protected] Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests dur...

Winning and losing, but mostly losing: on being a Browns fan

February 3, 2017

This year, you will probably see a lot more Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians fans than you have previously. The Cavs NBA title win and the Indians MLB runner-up status have new Cleveland fans crawling out of the woodwork. One thing I c...

Don’t count the Falcons out of Super Bowl LI

January 27, 2017

On Sunday, February 5, the Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The Patriots, one of the NFL’s most successful teams, will be making their 8th Super Bowl appearance in search of a fifth Vi...

NFL frustrates, loses fans due to poor leadership decisions

November 11, 2016

It’s no secret that the NFL’s ratings are down. The narrative is becoming ubiquitous both online and in print, and given the turmoil that the NFL is experiencing, it’s not really much of a surprise. However, contrary to...

Friday Morning Quarterback: Why Kaepernick’s kneel matters

Carrigan Miller

September 23, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but Blaine Gabbert’s backup is the most talked-about man in the NFL right now. Colin Kaepernick’s career has taken a number of unusual turns for him to end up as second-string quarterback but first-string co...

Flagrant Fouls: How the media treats player conduct issues

September 19, 2014

We idolize our professional athletes because they amaze us. They amaze us with their gravity-defying jumps and sublime displays of technical skill, showing us the very pinnacle of what the human body can achieve. We pay them mi...

Richard Sherman and Outrage in the NFL

January 31, 2014

Following the NFL requires an unhealthy amount of ignorance. Focus on what happens between the sidelines and one’s mind immediately turns to the dozens of micro-concussions occurring on every drive. Watch the broadcast and on...


November 22, 2013

Stephen Straub: Imagine, if it pleases you, that you work your dream job out of college. This is the job that you’ve wanted since you were a child. Your passion dictated the school you went to. This dream job absorbs your life...

The Kansas City Chiefs, and other NFL surprises

November 8, 2013

How one chooses to analyze the 2013 NFL season after Week 9 depends entirely on how one chooses to deal with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The AFC presents other surprises: The defending champs are below .500! The Texan...

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