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Remembering Tony Gwynn and my grandfather

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

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Critical thinking confused with wild speculation in light of Sandy Hook conspiracy bullshit

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

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The NIU BCS Formula

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

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Penn State community still struggling to get the message

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

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Bomani Jones, the Lonely Tailgater, and my meager role

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

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ESPN: The four-lettered word

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

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Why the hell are we rioting?

Has your team won a championship? Has your team lost a championship? Did your superstar sign with another team? Did your coach leave town in the middle of the night? Are you just drunk and looking to burn some shit? … Continue reading

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