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Articles by Mike Firn (27)


Firn ’16: Playing it safe — the NFL’s incentive problem

December 4, 2015 0 comments

While the strategic path appears straightforward, far too many teams consistently veer off the road, willfully plunging into quarterback purgatory.

As a child, Mike Firn ’16 had lofty aspirations of being one of the athletes of tomorrow. Now, the athletes of today make him feel old.


Firn ’16: A young man’s game

October 23, 2015 0 comments

It’s a weird and disheartening milestone in the life of a sport fan when he grows older than the athletes he reveres.


Firn ’16: The NFL’s technology problem

October 9, 2015 0 comments

As the NFL grows ever popular and cements its status as an American cultural icon, the league is constantly looking to improve its product on and off the field. Anything that captures eyeballs and brings in revenue is on the table. We’ve seen equipment changes in the wake of player […]


Firn ’16: Ranking the NFL’s TV broadcast teams

September 25, 2015 1 comment

After many months of hibernation, America’s sport is finally back in action.


Firn ’16: (No) ace in the hole: Red Sox without true No. 1 starter

April 13, 2015 1 comment

While 2014 was another trough in Boston’s worst-to-first-to-worst cycle, there’s a lot to like about the 2015 squad.


Firn ’16: Patriots’ divisonal rivals closing the gap in AFC East

March 17, 2015 0 comments

The AFC East’s constituents are hoping to finally dig a few potholes in the Patriots’ otherwise unobstructed road to the playoffs.


Firn ’16: Brown’s pro day — How we stacked up against NFL athletes

February 27, 2015 9 comments

The annual NFL combine wrapped up this week in Indianapolis, and by and large, it was a pretty routine showcase.


Firn ’16: Kobe Bryant versus Father Time

February 10, 2015 2 comments

When he takes off the superhero cape, Bryant is both an artist and genius on the basketball court.


Firn ’16: Reinflating my pride in the Patriots

January 23, 2015 10 comments

The only reasons Deflategate is a bigger media frenzy than the Vikings episode is that the Pats won’t stop winning and Belichick won’t ever smile.


Firn ’16: Morality, legality and the NFL

December 5, 2014 0 comments

The NFL has every right to create and enforce any rule it collectively bargains, but Goodell can’t make up rules because he fears fan and sponsor backlash.

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