The Vermont Cynic

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 that in a free and open economy something gains worth only when others are willing to pay.The reaso...

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 the all-star game will be a three-on-three game instead of the traditional five-on-five.Additionally, the ...

ESPN’s clear anti-Patriots bias

Joe Gallant

October 5, 2015

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...

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