Category Archives: sports culture

Single-Digit Soccer: Your kid will never be a pro

ER doctor Louis Profeta of Indianapolis — ironically, the home of several elite sports organizations — takes revenge on all the parents with whacked-out priorities with a fun, occasionally profane column spelling things out in simplest te...

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Rugby rules could spice up NFL extra point

The NFL’s proposal to move the extra point back 23 yards has landed like a lead balloon. As it should. It’s silly. It messes up the flow of the game, moving everyone back to the 25-yard line (unless they’re going … Continue r...

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Why sports fans should like pro wrestling

Sports fans are often quite snobby about professional wrestling. “It’s just fake fighting!” is the familiar refrain. “Why don’t you watch MMA instead? That’s real.” Well, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Brock Lesnar and Da...

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Can we separate athletes from their appearance?

Fiona McCade makes the case that the age of social media has been especially cruel to female athletes: Can it really be true that in the hideously sexist, discrimination-riddled Seventies, it was easier than it is now for a woman to … Continu...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Amanda Turner

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Turner. I’m a Junior at the University of Michigan studying Sport Management. My time at Michigan is spent everywhere, except my apartment. I work as an Associate Producer for Big Ten Network StudentU, a &helli...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Marc O’Nions

Hello, my name is Marc O’Nions. I currently study in Manchester, England, for the course Multimedia Journalism as a postgraduate student. I moved to the city in 2010 when I began my undergraduate course. I was born in the Northern … Cont...

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SportsMyriad Sochi crew: Emily Haydel

My name is Emily Haydel. I’m originally from Atlanta, GA, but I’m currently a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor looking to major in Sports Management and minor in Spanish. I currently work with the school’s televis...

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College sports 2020: A plausible fantasy

Jan. 6, 2020 … Alabama defeated Montana 35-34 tonight to win its third straight NCAA football championship. The Crimson Tide’s experience in big games proved to be the difference against Montana, which made the NCAA playoffs for the first...

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