In the moments after a failed fourth-down pass attempt sealed the Miami Hurricanes’ sixth consecutive defeat to Florida State last Saturday, I was once again forced to confront a core fact of rooting for a team firmly in college football’s middle class: I have to measure success in bowl appearances and conference-title-game berths, not championships.
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As a small blog–I mean, an emerging blog–we have to be creative when it comes to accessing famous athletes. Our many overtures to sport’s legendary figures have mostly fallen on deaf ears. Clayton Kershaw “was busy.” Wayne Gretzky “isn’t accepting interview requests.” Scottie Pippen would prefer if we “left his property and never came back.” Babe Ruth
When the Crooked Scoreboard founders were meeting at our opulent headquarters last weekend, we were confronted with a conundrum: What do we do with this mountain of ad revenue that the guy dropped off in a dump truck earlier?
I don’t ever play video games, really. I haven’t consistently played a console game since I had a Playstation 2. I don’t see the appeal of most games, and that might have to do with my conception of gamers themselves. I use Reddit as much as the next guy, and any time video games come
Way, way back when I was an 18-year-old in the great state of Florida, I had a realization that would inform many of my future life decisions: if you play enough hands of poker, it’s all math. This is a realization many stat heads have had. Then they go into careers in statistical fields, to
16 Players You’ll See During March Madness 1. The annoying guard who manages to have a 4.0 and is pre-med, who you probably only find annoying because you had a 2.5 and have popcorn residue in your beard right now 2. The coach’s son who suspiciously gets to take the game-winning shot 3. The really,
Have you ever watched bowling on television? I stop to watch for at least a little bit whenever bowling (or anything a little offbeat) is on ESPN. Usually this happens on a weekend afternoon, when football or basketball games on the broadcast networks have taken up about 99.9% of America’s collective sports interest. With no
Ronnie Price is a 31-year-old point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Prior to that, since his entrance into the league in 2005, he had played for the Kings, Jazz, Suns, Trail Blazers, and Magic. That is, six different NBA teams, a full 20 percent of the Association, has deemed it a good idea at
Here in Washington DC, we’ve been blessed with teams in each of the four main team sports. As nobody living in DC is actually from DC, there’s sometimes more excitement over opposing teams (think Yankees and Cavs) than there is over the Nationals and Wizards themselves. But if you root for a bad team, you