No Kneeling in Football

The Play by Play No Kneeling in Football On Wednesday, NFL owners decided unanimously (with one abstention from the owner of the 49ers) on a new national anthem policy. It requires that all players and team personnel on the field stand during the singing of the anthem, with an option to remain in the locker... Continue Reading →

Draft Days

The Play by Play Draft Days Over the weekend the NFL held its annual draft, four days during which the thirty-two professional teams select the best college players to join their ranks. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma’s quarterback and this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, went to the Cleveland Brown as the number one pick. While clearly talented,... Continue Reading →

The Best of the Best

The Play by Play Sports Illustrated Prediction Three years ago, at the end of the 2014 season, Sports Illustrated, a widely disseminated sports magazine, predicted the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series. You may be thinking big whoop or asking yourself who cares? What makes this prediction fascinating is not only that the... Continue Reading →

David and Goliath?

The Play by Play Big Meet Small With the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros both advancing to the ALCS (American League Championship Series), two of the league’s best hitters are set to meet. And while both are good with a bat, they could not be more different. Aaron Judge, rookie outfielder for the... Continue Reading →

The Flow in Full Force

The Play by Play Sexism in Sports During an interview earlier this week, Cam Newton answered a reporter’s question by saying it was “funny to hear a female” ask about routes (the direction and way a receiver runs down the field). Needless to say, the backlash was strong and swift. While some players have stood... Continue Reading →

Let’s Hear it for the Girls

The Play by Play A Lion's Share of the Profit   Matthew Stafford, the NFL’s 2009 number one draft pick, and current quarterback for the Detroit Lions, has officially become the highest paid player in NFL history, earning a total of $135 million over the next five years. Guaranteed $60.5 million at signing (even if... Continue Reading →

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