Topic: Sports Column

Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

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Schapiro ’19: Shohei Ohtani for Rookie of the Year

September 16, 2018 0 comments

Back in March, I called Shohei Ohtani “the most exciting baseball story of the year, or even the decade.”

Nugent ’21: The AFC North is finally interesting

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Nugent ’21: The AFC North is finally interesting

September 16, 2018 0 comments

These days, seeing that your team’s NFL schedule features Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh doesn’t inspire the fear it used to.

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Nugent ’21: MLB’s playoff system needs to be fixed

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Baseball loves to laud itself for meritocratic policies, from a grueling 162 game season that exposes any weakness and only rewards true quality, to the extensive minor league system that provides easy replacement for any player not making the grade.

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Klein ’20: Who will win the NBA tank race?

April 6, 2018 0 comments

The NBA playoffs are fast approaching, with anticipation growing accordingly. Sports fans cannot wait to find out if Stephen Curry can return healthy, if the Rockets can take down the Warriors and if LeBron James can make yet another NBA Finals appearance.

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Schapiro ’19: MLB’s baserunner rule is ineffective and inorganic

April 6, 2018 0 comments

Besides an email from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America member angry at my criticisms of Hall of Fame voting procedures in December 2016, my columns don’t usually generate many responses.

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Klein ’20: How to fix college basketball

March 5, 2018 0 comments

The sports world erupted last weekend when FBI documents revealed deep corruption in college basketball. Several storied programs — including those at Duke University, University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky — gave cash benefits to recruits to entice talented players.

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Brownsword ’18: On and off the court, NCAA plagued by scandals and mediocre performances

March 2, 2018 0 comments

The 2017-18 college basketball season has been really, really bad.

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Klein ’20: Why the Yankees should be considered World Series favorites

February 25, 2018 0 comments

The Houston Astros won a thrilling, seven-game World Series last October.

Brownsword ’18: Simplicity and smart spending keys to Patriots success

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Brownsword ’18: Simplicity and smart spending keys to Patriots success

February 2, 2018 0 comments

A column written by a Patriots fan before the weekend of the team’s eighth Super Bowl appearance in the past two decades will seem quite unnecessary.

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Klein ’20: Why the Eagles can win Super Bowl LII

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The entire country expects the New England Patriots to win Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.