The Vermont Cynic

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 won seven MVP awards and the other won seven CY Young awards - both the most of all t...

NFL Picks

Jeremy Karpf

December 6, 2012

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 serious help. The first step toward their dream of playoff foot...

BUSH LEAGUE: Tampa Bay Rays: God’s Team

Jason Bushey

September 22, 2008

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 female customer walks over to our open kitchen to ask me the score of the...

The Looper: Ending with a draft

April 28, 2008

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 morning or afternoon and this piece is no different, except it's my last one....

La Ultima Rivalidad

Dakota Rubin

January 24, 2008

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 small potatoes. Do any of those involve the two largest cities in a country? Were...

Welcome to the Madness

Dakota Rubin

January 24, 2008

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 that matter) are still intact. Every year, I pore over the brackets trying...

Good Week/Bad Week: Natonal sports in a nutshell

March 20, 2007

Good Week for Brady's BunchJOSH APPLEBAUMFor many NFL organizations, an appearance in the conference championship game provides a nostalgic sense of pride and achievement.Not the New England Patriots. In an attempt to avenge their loss to the Colts and rejuvenate their aging dynasty, CEO Robert Kraft, Playe...

Canterbury Tales: Super Bowl XL

February 14, 2006

This past Saturday my mates (English vernacular!) and I departed our flats (again!) for downtown Canterbury to watch the Super Bowl at a pub with members of the local semi-pro American Football team, the Kent Falcons. We were sure this experience would lend much insight as to just how "American" we we...

A Great Game Everywhere You Turn

January 31, 2006

"It's Awesome, Baby!" Oh, Dickie V. You couldn't be more right. Don't get me wrong, I've fallen for college hockey and I still love the pageantry and tradition of college football. But when you get down to brass tacks, college basketball is simply the best and most exciting sport in America. Bar non...

NFL Predictions: Super Bowl XL

Dakota Rubin

January 31, 2006

We have come to the end of another NFL season, and what a good one it was. We saw the Colts go 13-0 before suffering their first loss on their way to a 14-2 season and home field advantage in the playoffs. Everyone thought they were the team to beat. They were lead by their grieving coach Tony Dungy...

Back to the Grind

January 24, 2006

Is it just me, or did last semester fly by? I could have sworn that the week before finals was the second week of school. And now here we are at the start of the second semester and I'm quite positive it's going to fly by as well, but here's to those best-laid plans! A month off and nothing to write ...

NFL Predictions: Week 13

Dakota Rubin

December 6, 2005

Week 13. As teams prepare for the playoffs, look for the games to get much more intense and the match ups more passionate. As we get closer to the end of the season and it gets colder and colder, the games will get rougher and more physical. The Game Of The Week Chicago at Pittsburgh - One of the...

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