The Formula for an Exciting NBA Season

More than any other professional sport, the NBA is a league of individuals. We’re drawn to superstars. They have sneaker and clothing lines; they appear on talk shows. The stars of today’s NBA have become celebrities, and the NBA could not be in a better position to take advantage than this season. With the season […]

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A Season For Everything

As the center snapped the ball and the quarterback took a knee, the referee blew the whistle and just like that the game was over. Georgia Southern defeated us 14 to 13, knocking us out of the state tournament. And it hurt. We should have won that game. We were up during the first three […]

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Video Review, Umpires, and Officials

Video review has become the normal in the sports world. The tradition of having the human element involved in officiating games has begun to shift more towards a technology driven officiating. With HD TV’s and DVR’s that allow you to pause, rewind, and fast-forward as you wish during a game, the microscope over officials in […]

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Targeting the Target Rule

If you have paid attention to any of the talk involved with the University of Georgia’s football team lately, you have definitely heard some things about the targeting penalty. After a season already marred by injuries, the football team suffered another strike this past Saturday at Vanderbilt. Two of Georgia’s best players were called for […]

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Bigger than the Game

After recently investing alot of time watching the MLB post season I’ve realized what an amazing sport I have been missing out on. Growing up I played baseball like your average american kid, but what I didn’t see over the veil of the homerun kings and webgems was the chess match that really goes between […]

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Who’s the Target Now?

Who’s the Real Target? When the NCAA rules committee announced that it had passed its new “targeting” rule for college football in March, I half-joked with my friends that the rule would undoubtedly come under fire and inevitably cost a team a game. I don’t think any of us expected it to happen to our […]

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The journey for women in sports and its reflection in society

Tonight hundreds of locals are resting their tired feet after a long day running. This morning at 7:30 a.m. runners lined up in downtown Athens at the race start of the 3rd Annual “AthHalf“ to test their endurance in the iconic 13.1-mile half marathon race. While runners trotted through the eclectic neighborhoods of Athens, local […]

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Apologizing in 140 characters or fewer

Tiger Woods. Cam Newton. Kobe Bryant. Chipper Jones. Gilbert Arenas. Lance Armstrong. Professional athletes are no strangers to scandals and crises, both professional and personal. Countless studies and theories have been constructed based solely on how they respond to these crises. Sometimes they fiercely deny the accusations thrown at them. Other times they shift the […]

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Wild Weekend in College Football

The college football world experienced some tremendous excitement this past weekend. There were huge upsets, big blowouts, and high scoring offensive shootouts all over the country. Entering the 9th week of the season, there is a pretty good idea of the few teams that have a strong chance of contending for the national title. In […]

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Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves: What to do with McCann and Hudson?

Although the Atlanta Braves finished the 2013 season 96-66, which put them in first place in the National League East, they suffered a heartbreaking lose to the Lost Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series. This is certainly not the first time that the Braves have fallen out of the playoff run early in October. They […]

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