The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

The Top 5 Power Forwards of the 2015 NBA Regular Season

2015 has been an intense year for power forwards. The league has produced such talent that even exceptional power forwards like Serge Ibaka, and Kevin Love were left off the All Star rosters this year. In this blog, I’ll look into the top five power forwards this season. 5. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder Serge […]

Taking the L-Train Out: Free Agency Options for LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015

  Recently, rumors have been swirling around the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge and his plans for the 2015 free agency. Some have anticipated his signing with the Los Angeles Lakers or the New York Knicks, both of which are huge markets. Others have predicted that Aldridge will return to Texas,the state he was raised […]

All Out of Love: Potential Free Agents for Cleveland to Target in 2015

Despite winning the Central Division and claiming second place in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers have been the subject of major free agency rumors. The possibility of Kevin Love leaving the Cavaliers has been intensely speculated as early as November 10th, which was less than two weeks after the franchise’s season opener. What initially would […]

The Blazers Team That Could Have Been

The title of this blog may be deceiving. The phrase “could have been” often carries negative connotations with it, namely those of wasted potential or disappointment. The Blazers franchise has been competitive in the NBA since it shipped off the last of its Jail Blazers. This blog also isn’t striving to say that the scenario […]

Who Will Be 2015’s NBA MVP?

The 2014-2015 NBA regular season is nearing its end. With each game scratched off the schedule, speculation regarding the year’s MVP intensifies. The only thing that is given in this year’s MVP race is that Kevin Durant will not return to the podium. The current top four for the MVP this year are Stephen Curry, […]

Grading the 2015 NBA Trade Deadline Week’s Deals

The last week in the NBA featured a series of trades which shook the league as we know it. Stars and role players alike were dealt either in hopes of rebuilding or making a push for the playoffs. Here is a retrospective on last week’s moves. New York to Dallas (Buyout): Amar’e Stoudemire Grade for […]

Predictions for the NBA Western Conference’s Playoff Teams

To prefix this blog, I would like to make not of the fact that all this information was gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the Western […]

Predictions for the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoff Teams of 2015

To prefix this blog, I would like to make note of the fact that all the team stats were gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the […]

Why the Fans Should Not Choose the NBA All-Stars

Speaking out against the democratic process is not a popular road to travel down in the United States. Democracy itself is built upon the idea that a majority of individuals can make wise decisions that favor the country as a whole. This article is not meant to turn the concept of American democracy on its […]

Is Cleveland back on the map?

It’s been a long time since Cleveland has been known as a thriving metropolis. The city has been more widely known for kidnappings, corruption, and Lake Erie catching on fire. However, it seems the city has been making a comeback these past few months, even in the past week. Some say that the economic boost […]

UEFA Champions League Final: Décima With Repercussions For Both?

After 12 long years and over 1 billion euros spent, Real Madrid finally won the much anticipated “Décima.” The Spanish side have extended their lead over AC Milan in the winners section, with ten titles versus seven for the Italians. While everyone saw Real Madrid close to a catastrophic loss, the players’ faith and the […]

UEFA Champions League: Semi-finals 2nd Leg Preview

  After a tense start to this year’s Champions League semi-finals, the four teams played in their respective leagues. The Tuesday teams Atlético Madrid and Chelsea, after a non-spectacular 0-0 draw, had a lot in their mind, as they both are still fighting at the very top of their league tables. The Spanish side had […]

UEFA Champions League: Madrid Fiesta Ahead

The 2013-2014 edition of the UEFA Champions League has its two finalists. The biggest club competition in the world never ceases to amaze the world of football. Even before the start of the tournament, betting houses, fans, critics, players and coaches start speculating on who will win the desired trophy. Since the cup changed its […]

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals: 1st Leg Roundup

The most exciting and arguably the best club football competition returned this week. The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals were set to be memorable, because for the first time since the format change in 2003, all of the group stage champions qualified for this knockout round. All of the matches had the potential to be epic […]

UEFA Champions League: Let There be Semi-finals

The fact that all group stage “champions” made it to the quarter-finals definitely made them very memorable. After a balanced first leg with some solid wins and surprising draws, all has been resolved. Since we’re talking about the biggest club competition in the world, the resolution couldn’t happen without some very tense games and some […]

Paralympics receives more coverage than before, not as much coverage as Olympics

Athletes from all around the world are gathered together in Sochi this week to represent their countries and compete for a gold medal in the Paralympics, but they are not receiving as much TV coverage as the Olympics. The United States will have 52 hours of TV coverage this year, ten times as much coverage […]

Patrick Cummins Will Fight Daniel Cormier on 9 Days Notice For His UFC Debut

Two time All-American wrestler Patrick Cummins has stepped up to fight Daniel Cormier on just nine days notice. Cormier was slated to fight Rashad Evans as the co-main event for UFC 170, to be held next Saturday. Unfortunately for Evans, a leg injury forced him out of the bout with just a week and a […]

Wawrinka, Li Win Australian Open

It was an Australian Open of surprises, upsets and unpredictable matches that ended with a first for both men’s and women’s tennis.  Stanislas Wawrinka captured his first Grand Slam title in his major debut at the Australian Open while Li Na also won her first Australian Open and second Grand Slam championship. On Sunday’s final against […]

World Cup Draw: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The die is cast. In a short and simple draw, the groups for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have been determined. One thing’s for sure, and that is that we’ll experience world class entertainment. Without further ado, these are the groups: Group A: Brazil Croatia Mexico Cameroon Group B: Spain Netherlands Chile Australia Group C: […]