The Vermont Cynic

Season set for a historic ending

John Suozzo October 30, 2016

The 2016 World Series will mark the end of one of the largest championship droughts in baseball. The Chicago Cubs will face off against the Cleveland Indians in this year’s installment of...

Put your best pitcher out there

Jack Estrin October 23, 2016

In the modern game of professional baseball, managers have a plethora of statistics on which to base late-game match-ups. Sometimes, as this year’s postseason has proven, it is often best...

Fantasy football outlooks and picks for week seven

October 21, 2016

WHO I LIKE QB, Matthew Stafford (DET) – I had Stafford as my sleeper last week, and to no surprise, he delivered. With no depth in the backfield, the Detroit offense has been playing primarily...

Star wide receiver has to mature in order to succeed

John Suozzo October 17, 2016

Odell Beckham, Jr. needs to grow up. The New York Giants’ star wide receiver has been the talk of sports media over the past week for his repeated antics in the team’s first four games this...

The equation for a legacy

October 9, 2016

A player’s reputation and legacy in golf is primarily based on his success in major championships. Even without a major championship victory to his name Patrick Reed should now be seen as...

Fantasy football: what to look for this week

October 8, 2016

WHO I LIKE RB, DeMarco Murray (TEN) – Before the beginning of the season, I had reservations about Murray’s production and role in Tennessee. But now it’s very clear that he is the go-to...

Euro soccer: 2016 update

October 1, 2016

The domestic soccer season is well underway in Europe’s biggest leagues. Manchester City is the early favorite in the Premier League, having won its opening eight games in all competitions. City’s...

Fantasy Football: Outlooks for Week 4

September 29, 2016

WHO I LIKE QB, Trevor Siemian (DEN) – Denver’s rookie quarterback stunned everyone by beating an always-tough Bengal’s defense at Cincinnati. The Broncos play a weak Tampa Bay secondary Sunday,...

NCAA’s actions send a message

John Suozzo September 25, 2016

Collegiate athletic championships will need to find a new home this season after the NCAA removed all championship games from North Carolina, in response to the HB2 “bathroom bill.” HB2...

New playoff creates excitement

John Suozzo September 18, 2016

he newly minted College Football Playoff has been an improvement for college football not only in the season’s final weeks, but in the opening weeks as well. The College Football Playoff,...

Player sits for anthem, exercises a basic human right

John Suozzo September 10, 2016

An athlete’s refusal to stand during the national anthem has set off a debate over the role celebrities play in social issues and activism. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco...

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...

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