How do those old playground rhymes go? Oh yeah, like this: “Girls rule; boys drool.” Or the ever-classic “boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider; girls go to college to get more knowledge.” But between those days of name calling-equality underneath the monkey bars and now, a lot happened:Continue Reading

When you think of sports, you probably think some of the following: body paint on a middle-aged man’s beer belly; chest-bumps; foam fingers that read “#1”; a 300-plus-pound behemoth of an athlete nicknamed Tiny; and religion. Whoa, wait; double-take. Religion? That’s exactly right. After the 2011-2012 National Football League season,Continue Reading

The Super Bowl. It is one of biggest American sporting events of the year. It comes complete with middle-aged men lathered with body paint in the colors of their team of choice, more deep-fried and fatty foods than a Southern potluck, mind-numbingly entertaining commercials and those foam hands that sayContinue Reading

Nine hundred ninety-eight… nine hundred ninety-nine… one thousand! One thousand sit-ups! That’s the sound of a healthy Cobber, a ripped Cobber. Hey, no need to be jealous. Now that Old Man Winter has settled in, and activity is at an all-year low, everyone is feeling a little pudgy ‘round theContinue Reading

Disclaimer: Any and all opinions suggested in this column are the complete responsibility of the publication; the writer is but a pawn in media propaganda. Unless the column isn’t offensive and is well-liked, then feel free to blame the writer… Who says sports are a man’s world? They would realizeContinue Reading

Feeling frazzled? Forgotten what it’s like to smile? Ever ask yourself, as did the once-great pop artist Britney Spears, “Why do these tears come at night?” If so, then I have a prognosis: you be suffering from Finals-Weekitis! Chill, Freshmen, it’s not terminal, but it is serious—just take a lookContinue Reading

A great pioneer of American sports is at risk of leaving us forever. This is a man who single-handedly changed the landscape of professional athletics in the United States. He did so with a slick mixture of supreme skill and boyish charm. The world over speaks his name with aContinue Reading

Who is tall, rich and cries a lot? That’s right, nearly every single player of the National Basketball Association. Another one: who is rich, plays golf all day and cries a lot? Uh huh, just about each and every NBA team owner. I’m no mathematician—I’m not even a math major—butContinue Reading

This Halloween season, there were many things haunting Minnesota Vikings football fans: a dreadful 2-6 record; the possibility of not getting a new stadium and moving away lingering overhead like a black storm cloud; the spirit of formerly-elite QB Donovan McNabb being cursed to wander the sidelines; and those terrifyingContinue Reading

Ah, that American classic, the World Series. This year, it’s the Texas Rangers’ championship to win or lose. Sure, the Cardinals can be competitive, but can they do so for five to seven games? What exactly makes the Rangers the World Series favorites? It’s during these murky moments, these timesContinue Reading