The Vermont Cynic

Near-sighted NFL draft strategies

May 6, 2016

Patience is a very valuable trait in the NFL world for players, coaches and front offices as well as the entire fan base; it’s also something that has, unfortunately, grown nearly extinct. Gone are...

Kobe steals the show once more

April 21, 2016

Last Wednesday provided one of the most captivating nights in NBA history.Who would have guessed at the beginning of the year that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors breaking the regular season...

‘Bro code’ defends cheater

April 9, 2016

Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour has been tainted by the locker room division, brought about by the actions of rising star D’Angelo Russell.This seems to be a fitting conclusion for a team that is much...

Athletes face tough choice

Athletes face tough choices

April 2, 2016

If asked where a professional athlete derives most of their yearly income, most people would say, “From their team’s salary, of course.” For the majority of players, this is correct.But in every...

The illegal duality in sports

March 6, 2016

Athletes, both professional and collegiate, are frequently criticized on a multitude of levels.One common criticism of the pros, usually from non-fans, is  “they get paid too much.”The reality is...

Newton deserves criticism

February 17, 2016

Leading up to the Super Bowl, talk ranged from  strategy-based discussions of on-field tactics to the antics of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his growing reputation, mostly focusing on...

UVM student earns flag football officiating award

February 4, 2016

One UVM junior was recently nationally recognized for his work as a flag football referee. That student is Elvis Lizardo and he was named one of 10 All-American flag football referees in the nation.Growing...

NHL All-Star voting backfires

January 30, 2016

The NHL All-Star game will be held Jan. 31. Usually the game isn’t a serious event, but this year one particular player has sparked uproarious debate. His name is John Scott, and as of writing this,...

Pro sports adjust the rules to promote entertainment

December 1, 2015

The NHL Players Association recently announced that there would be a new format for the NHL all-star game, yet another example of professional sports being increasingly focused on entertainment value.Now...

Domestic violence in the NFL

November 20, 2015

Domestic violence has been swept under the rug for many decades, but is finally getting more attention in the NFL. First there was Ray Rice, who knocked his then-girlfriend unconscious in an elevator....

Men’s hockey players transition to life at UVM with teammates

November 4, 2015

 Hockey players at UVM usually have an easier time transitioning to life away from home than the average student — they are used to it. Nearly all Division I college hockey players are recruited...

Junior goalie secures the net

October 13, 2015

Starting the season, the goalie situation for the men’s hockey team was still up in the air.In the last two seasons, men’s hockey team had back-to-back 20-wins for the first time since 1996. They reached...

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