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Author Archives: Ryan Wooden
It was a summer night in 2002, and as I settled into the batter’s box with what felt like a thousand people surrounding me and my rapidly deteriorating grandfather slumped into a lawn chair behind home plate, I didn’t think … Continue reading
In light of all the links to that awful Sandy Hook conspiracy theory video, I hopped on my high horse and wrote an 800-word Facebook status. Say what you will about the triviality of social media interaction, but at no … Continue reading
The MAC Championship is under way, and after working for the past couple weeks on profiling Jordan Lynch in this ChicagoSide piece, I’m certainly intrigued by NIU’s story and their potential BCS chances. I’m not going to sit here and … Continue reading
Unless you’ve been heavily sedated for the past eight months you’ve probably already arrived to the conclusion of outrage in regards to the Penn State child molestation scandal, but to the unbelievably indifferent few of you, today offered one more … Continue reading
I think it’s safe to say that we all understand that race relations in this country are a hot-button issue, and they’re sure to garner a lot of attention at multiple levels of society, as they should. No one can … Continue reading
Why do we gravitate to sports? Six simple words and an enigmatic punctuation with an answer that is so heavily layered that it could easily be mistaken for a New York City high-rise. In their simplest form, sports are simply … Continue reading