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Going Global: International Basketball

September 24, 2013

Filed under Archives, Columns, Sports

            In the midst of heated discussion over Doc Rivers' trade to the West Coast and the super human powers of Lebron James, it is hard to believe that there is any other worthwhile basketbal...

NFL Picks Week 4

Jake Bielecki

September 24, 2013

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The Jets are somewhere between what Rex Ryan thinks they are and what 85 percent of NFL fans thinks they are. Their offense is primitive, but their defense is still upper tier and I wouldn't be surprised to see them win eight...

Bengals set to breakout

Jake Bielecki

August 27, 2013

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Littered with parody and unpredictability, the NFL is gearing up for another marathon. Omitting the perpetual cellar dwellers seen in other major sports (glancing your way, Charlotte Bobcats) there is never a dull season in the...

Five Questions for the Second Half of the NBA Season

Jeremy Karpf

February 20, 2013

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  5. Are the Memphis Grizzlies Better After the Rudy Gay Trade? In a word, yes. Memphis took a big risk when they traded star forward Rudy Gay and many argued that the trade was more for salary cap availability than...

Joe Flacco: Elite Quarterback? Maybe

Jeremy Karpf

February 6, 2013

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For ten straight Super Bowls, the winning quarterback was a Hall of Fame player. Both Peyton and Eli Manning won titles; Eli actually won two. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger each captured two of their own Lombardi Trophies. Even Drew Br...

QB prototype changes

Jake Bielecki

January 23, 2013

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About 6'4", 225 pounds with a laser arm, pass-first mentality and boyishly good looks. For years this has served as the prototype for fans of the NFL quarterback.  Glancing over the successes of elite collegiate programs util...

How to handle the “*” in the major league

December 6, 2012

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One player was widely considered the most prolific power hitter the game has ever seen, while the other was considered one of the most consistent and over-powering pitchers the game has ever seen.  One player won seven MVP a...

NFL Picks

Jeremy Karpf

December 6, 2012

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Baltimore at Washington Coming off an emotional divisional victory over the Big Ben-less Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens go to Washington as the odds on second seed in the AFC. Washington still has its eye on a playoff berth, but needs some se...

BUSH LEAGUE: Tampa Bay Rays: God’s Team

Jason Bushey

September 22, 2008

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So last Wednesday night I'm at work, tossing pizza dough in the air while watching my Red Sox get knocked off by the upstart Tampa Bay Rays for the second night in a row to take a two-game lead in the AL East. Just then an elder...

The Looper: Ending with a draft

April 28, 2008

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I've written quite a few of these columns in my time at UVM and, you know what, it's been pretty fun.I get to write about (usually) what I want to, how I want to and (luckily) when I want to. It usually came down to a Sunday ...

La Ultima Rivalidad

Dakota Rubin

January 24, 2008

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Ali vs. Frazier. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Duke vs. North Carolina. Bears vs. Packers. These are considered the top rivalries in the world of U.S. sports but I am here to tell you that they are...

Welcome to the Madness

Dakota Rubin

January 24, 2008

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Here we are at the end of the first weekend of the NCAA tournament and my bracket is still intact. That's not to say that I didn't take some heat through the first two rounds but my Final Four (and most of my Elite Eight for...