The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Refuse to Pack Up

Don't look now, but the chase for the NL Central crown just became a lot tighter. By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz On May 12, 2017, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their sixth straight contest en route to a division-worst record of 14-22, falling six games back of the then-first place St. Louis Cardinals. The young Tyler Glasnow unceremoniously … Continue reading The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Refuse to Pack Up

The Evasiveness of Winning: A James Harden Complex

By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz James Harden's impeccable regular season in 2017 was undercut on Thursday night as the NBA MVP-hopeful posted only 10 points with two made field goals and six turnovers in a 114-75 concession to the Spurs in Houston. Prior to the contest, it appeared the basketball gods tried to setup a decisive Game 7 … Continue reading The Evasiveness of Winning: A James Harden Complex

Bracket Busting Assertions from March Madness’ Opening Weekend of 2017

You will never create a perfect bracket, but there are some implicit elbow nudges from the first two rounds of 2017 that might help you get a few picks closer next year. Over 70 million brackets get penned out every year by college basketball enthusiasts, casual fans, and your mom--who swears she did the research. … Continue reading Bracket Busting Assertions from March Madness’ Opening Weekend of 2017

Goodnight, Sweet King: The DeMarcus Cousins Gut Punch

The former cornerstone of Sacramento basketball is stunningly gone, and Kings fans wish DeMarcus Cousins nothing but success. DeMarcus Cousins made his third-straight All-Star appearance this weekend in New Orleans. He posted only two points in three minutes played, and the cogs that began to turn behind the scenes that planned his departure from Sacramento were … Continue reading Goodnight, Sweet King: The DeMarcus Cousins Gut Punch

Signs of Hope For a Few NFL Teams that Missed the Playoffs

These teams will have to witness the Lombardi Trophy get lifted by somebody else this postseason, but each had their own silver lining to pair with their underwhelming seasons. Every season, 32 NFL teams make their push to enter the playoffs and get a chance to secure a Super Bowl for their franchise and celebrate with … Continue reading Signs of Hope For a Few NFL Teams that Missed the Playoffs

7 Thoughts After 7 Days of the 2016-17 NBA Season

Basketball is back, and in the early part of the 2016 season, some NBA teams have already shown flashes of major change from last year--some for the better, some for the worse. Young players have proven their worth, remodeled teams have flexed their new talent, and Derrick Rose isn't hurt yet. There is plenty of … Continue reading 7 Thoughts After 7 Days of the 2016-17 NBA Season

The Pitt-Penn State Game Exemplified the Beauty of Sports

Regardless of your collegiate affiliation or personal bias, there is no denying that the first renewal of a revitalized Pennsylvania rivalry epitomized how powerful and compelling the nature of sports can be. September 16th, 2000 marked the last time the Pitt Panthers faced the Penn State Nittany Lions before their 2016 match-up. After nearly 16 years, the … Continue reading The Pitt-Penn State Game Exemplified the Beauty of Sports

The 2016 USA Basketball Team Likes to Play With Our Emotions a Bit Too Much

The last time anybody felt this nervous about Team USA Basketball was...well, let's not talk about that. In the summer of 2016, it came as no surprise that many bonafide NBA superstars, like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, Kahwi Leonard, Chris Paul, and a million others, opted not to join Team USA to make a … Continue reading The 2016 USA Basketball Team Likes to Play With Our Emotions a Bit Too Much

Can Anybody Turn The Pittsburgh Pirates Around?

It takes no deep analysis to realize that the Pirates might not be the same team that notched three postseason appearances and 280 wins over the last three years. The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 37-40 after suffering 21 losses in their last 30 contests and find themselves four and a half games out of the National League … Continue reading Can Anybody Turn The Pittsburgh Pirates Around?

Steph Curry Finally Failed

The Golden State Warriors last dropped three straight games in November of 2013 when Mark Jackson was still coaching Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. However, current head coach Steve Kerr, along with Curry and Thompson, allowed that exact feat to occur on their own home floor Sunday evening by a score of 93-89 in favor … Continue reading Steph Curry Finally Failed