The Vermont Cynic

Four Years Later

May 1, 2013

We all, at times, feel helpless against the ever-ticking hands of the clock. The weight of time feels burdensome on our shoulders, even more so now that we approach what is, the most significant milestone...

Healing effects of sports

April 25, 2013

I was 10 at the time so I couldn’t really comprehend the gravity of what had happened.That isn’t to say I don’t remember it; the memories are quite vivid.The images in my head are as clear as the...

Closing the Book on UVM Basketball

March 21, 2013

 The seconds on the clock continued to tick away and waves of searing disappointment washed over me as they did. Three seconds. The realization of opportunity lost. Two seconds. Awareness of my finite...

Sex In Sports

February 13, 2013

When you read great sports literature in Sports Illustrated and elsewhere, you rarely come across meaningful reflections and commentary about sex.But the fact is that sex and sports are as inextricably...

Sex In Sports

February 13, 2013

When you read great sports literature in Sports Illustrated and elsewhere, you rarely come across meaningful reflections and commentary about sex.            ...

The Penguin Plunge

February 6, 2013

There are very few opportunities for us undergraduate common folk to demonstrate our courage. But each year, such an occasion presents itself in the form of the Burlington Penguin Plunge.The event which...

The Penguin Plunge

February 6, 2013

There are very few opportunities for us undergraduate common folk to demonstrate our courage. But each year, such an occasion presents itself in the form of the Burlington Penguin Plunge. Ê     ...

L I V E S T R O N G

January 30, 2013

I do not care about cycling. Never really have. I vaguely remember watching some bits and pieces of the Tour De France with my father on sweltering July afternoons. Even today I couldnt tell you a damn...

Super Bowl Picks

January 23, 2013

The Baltimore Ravens victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday is nothing less than an extraordinary accomplishment on a number of levels. Baltimore defeated the best playoff quarterback of our...

Super Bowl Picks

January 23, 2013

The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday is nothing less than an extraordinary accomplishment on a number of levels. Baltimore defeated the best playoff quarterback of our...

How to handle the “*” in the major league

December 6, 2012

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...

How to handle the “*” in the major league

December 6, 2012

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...

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