The Vermont Cynic

NCAA playoff schedule affects ratings negatively

John Suozzo

January 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NCAA needs to adjust their playoff schedule if they want to receive media coverage and television ratings comparable to those of the National Football League. The new College Football Playoff, used to determine the NCAA national champion, is a new format which concluded its third season in 2017. This...

Athletes face tough choices

Athletes face tough choices

April 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

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 sport, there is an elite group atop the endorsement totem pole that makes enough money from externa...

ESPN’s clear anti-Patriots bias

Joe Gallant

October 5, 2015


Filed under Columns

Deflategate is wrapping up, or is at least on a hold for now, as the Patriots have run out to a 3-0 start. The full fallout from this muckraking has not fully been revealed. The way ESPN, the primary sports media source for many Americans, handled this story however sticks out. ESPN has been the subj...

Ty’s Take: Legacy left at ESPN

January 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

In sports, as in life, we are often taught that actions speak louder than words. But how do you remember a man who so greatly impacted the sporting world without ever playing a professional minute?Stuart Scott, the beloved anchor of “Sportscenter” since 1996, passed away  Jan. 4. A giant in the s...

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