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Articles by Ben Singer (9)

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Major League Gaming: The world’s favorite new pastime

April 21, 2009 0 comments

It’s getting to be that time again. We’re already halfway through April, and you can’t turn on your television without hearing announcers plug the event.

When STATA meets Sunday

January 30, 2009 0 comments

So there’s a football game being played this Sunday. You’ve probably heard of it. And you’re probably sick of all the media coverage that goes with it – except for the commercials. The talking heads discuss intangibles, “smash-mouth football” and let’s not forget the importance of establishing the run.

Ben Singer ’09: Unnatural Limitations

September 3, 2008 0 comments

During the Beijing Olympics this past month, if you finished a race and didn’t break a record, you probably weren’t going home with a medal. Viewers grew so accustomed to seeing world records shattered that it practically became a formality. Admittedly, modern training techniques and improved race gear (such as the LZR suit in swimming) make the comparisons of today’s record holders to those of yesterday difficult.

Fair ball

November 13, 2007 0 comments

I was watching New England pummel the Washington Redskins a few weeks back when my mom called me up on the phone.

Red Sox are World Champs? Ho-hum

October 30, 2007 0 comments

I don’t want to be a Debbie-downer, but I really wasn’t all that excited Sunday night when the Red Sox clinched their second World Series title in four years. Say what you will about the team putting up the largest run differential ever in a World Series or a postseason – 99 runs scored to only 46 allowed.

Strike three, you’re dead

October 16, 2007 0 comments

Earlier this week, I was watching “Jim Rome is Burning” on ESPN, as any good American does, and Jim and his panelists were debating whether a recent block made below the knees by Miami Dolphins quarterback Trent Green was a “dirty hit.” If you’ve ever watched Jim Rome speak, you know that what he has to say isn’t particularly compelling.

Athlete blogs bring good, bad qualities

September 26, 2007 0 comments

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but the internet has become kind of a big deal. And along with MLB.tv, live-updates and endless fantasy empires, another curious phenomenon has seeped in: sports blogging.

Reality check

September 14, 2007 0 comments

“With the first overall pick of the 2007 Draft, the Oakland Raiders select Barack Obama.” Hold on. Something’s wrong there.

Let’s make a deal

September 6, 2007 0 comments

The 2007 NFL season starts today, and wouldn’t you know it, JaMarcus Russell, the first overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft, is still without a contract.