Tiger Woods at The Open: A Prophesy Fulfilled

I told you Tigers Woods’ return would make golf better, and now the prophesy is coming true. I could end my column right there, but I am contractually obligated to write 600 words, or this paper can legally...

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‘Le Tour’ and that Inexplicable French Seduction

Tour de France has begun. If you’re a typical American sports fan, you’re thinking, “I don’t need no Tour de France. I have my American sports!” These sports are reliable. They burn with...

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Americans Shouldn’t Apologize for Not Watching Soccer

The World Cup is over, and at least for another now, it seems that we American sports fans just don’t care. Oh sure, some of us do care, and for those that wanted to watch, it was hard to stay up all night to...

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When an Opposing Pitcher Hits a Grand Slam, it’s Time to Sacrifice the Bat Boy

Sometimes humiliation can lead to healing. Sometimes teams lose. Sometimes teams get absolutely creamed. Humiliated. Blown out of the water so bad, they question their place in sports. That’s what happened to the...

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How Kids Today Will Ruin Sports Tomorrow

Kids today — raised on expanding tech and shrinking attention spans — don’t seem interested in sports that have long been staples of American culture. Maybe it’s my newborn son that’s...

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Chatting eSports with an e-Xpert

What do you think of when you hear “eSports”? A loner teenage boy playing video games around the clock in his parents’ basement? Sports that require electricity, like baseball at night, which are...

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Buffalo Wild Wings: A Bad, Emotional Breakup

I know there’s a lot going on in the sports world right now that I should be writing about. The NBA playoffs. The NFL draft. (Summary: Quenton Nelson is the first offensive lineman people care about since Michael...

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Q&A with Cycling Expert (or How I Finished My First Metric Century)

This column was originally published May 24, 2018 in the Republic-Monitor. Last Saturday, I attended my first-ever cycling event. With one event under my belt, and the fact that I have a column in print, I’m...

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Cycling for Starlight

Like any other Millennial hack writer, I go to the coffeehouse to do a lot of my work. I know it’s cliché, but what can I say? The aromas and sounds mix to create an atmosphere of inspiration.Sometimes the ideas...

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When the Game isn’t Postponed or Boring: A Baseball Carol

Spring 2018: It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. You may think the above line is a mistake, but it’s not. It’s actually a sophisticated play on words, a reference to one of...

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