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McCoy ’14: Spoiled by Duck Boat celebrations

The tattooed, scrappy and enigmatic beardsmen of the Boston Red Sox glided through the streets of Boston aboard the city’s unique amphibious vehicles known as duck boats last Saturday, leaving in their wake a trail of confetti, popped corks and delirious fans. It’s a scene and feeling that Boston ...

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McCoy ’14: You’ll never walk alone

I’ve been a diehard Liverpool fan since 2006, but most people don’t know that about me. I wake up early on weekends to watch grainy and buffering feeds of matches that I’m certain will spell the demise of my laptop. I follow players on the rise in the youth academy. I know not to trust any transfer ...

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McCoy ’14: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

There are websites devoted to it, books written about it, ironic T-shirts depicting it and even a mainstream sitcom centered around it. Individuals young and old all over the country place bets on it, lose productivity over it and cry about it. Fantasy football has a stranglehold on football culture ...

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McCoy '14: Sports — did you know we have them? A lot of ’em

Dear Class of 2017, This past weekend, as you met new roommates, said goodbyes to tearful moms and stood around in awkward circles at the ice cream social, the aura of college sports made its way back into our lives with the kickoff of the NCAA football season. Odds are many of you didn’t choose ...

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McCoy '14: A brave new world — Sports in the Twitterverse

The sporting world witnessed what was one of the most exciting NCAA championship games in recent memory on Monday night, as Louisville, the number one overall seed, narrowly ousted Michigan and national player of the year Trey Burke. The game had everything — from a duel between upstart sharpshooters ...

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McCoy ’14: The multiple faces of the bracketologist

We’re currently in the midst of arguably the two greatest sports days of the year. With 32 games in 36 hours, from noon ‘til midnight on both Thursday and Friday, the first round of the NCAA tournament promises dramatic upsets, frantic comebacks, epic collapses and Gus Johnson seizure-inducing buzzer ...

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McCoy ’14: Red Sox can pick the right way to be awful

As any literary scholar will tell you, spring is the time of rebirth — frost gives way to green, buds give life to the trees and the lingering rays of the evening sun shed a feeling of hope over everyone emerging from their winter malaise. For optimists, this axiom rings true in the realm of baseball: ...

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McCoy '14: No Longer For British Eyes Only

Spending last semester abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, I experienced cultural differences that shaped me emotionally and spiritually, providing me a worldview the likes of which anyone who hasn’t been abroad (i.e., you) could never understand. On this mystical journey, I immersed myself in culture, ...

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McCoy ’14: Confronting gun culture in the NFL and NBA

It is no secret that in the NFL and the NBA, a gun culture exists among the same players whose jaw-dropping athletic exploits bring family and friends together on a nightly basis. There is no official data on the exact number of professional athletes who own guns, nor on how many guns each athlete ...

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Sports fans on campus, but not in the stands

Across the country, the phrase "college sports" conjures images of parking lots full of tailgaters as far as the eye can see and waves of students dressed in the same color screaming as a member of the opposing team lines up for a foul shot. Brown students are generally an athletic bunch that rally ...

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