What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2008)

Rating: 8/10 I work with a runner. We talk about it every once in a while. Sometimes it sounds like a lot of work. She’ll tell me the only time she can run is early in the morning, when it’s bound to be cold and freezing and she’ll be in a rush to drop her […]


Igor Bobkov: Life after World Juniors gold

It’s been just over a month since Team Russia’s heroic come-from-behind gold medal victory that took place in Buffalo at the 2011 World Junior Championships, but the moment is still fresh in the mind of Russian netminder Igor Bobkov. “There is certainly more attention [on me] right now,” said Bobkov who resides in London, Ont. […]


Ray Emery’s impact on the Anaheim Ducks

Ray Emery landed a spot back in the NHL this week, on a one-year, two-way contract that costs the Anaheim Ducks virtually nothing. It’s an investment, of course, an affordable risk that has the potential to turn the franchise from a good team to a great one. The Ducks don’t need Emery, they don’t need […]


The pathos of JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee dunks the way that I would if I could, if one day I woke up and had the necessary lift or athleticism. He does it all the time. One part leaping ability and one part wingspan, his dunks are resolute expressions of the joy that comes from being professionally tall. McGee is listed as 7’0″, […]

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Embracing gay athletes in professional sports

Are professional sports taking away players’ rights when it comes to sexuality? In the fall of 2010, the United States military went from, “don’t ask, don’t tell” to “be gay, it’s okay.” It refers, of course, to a soldier’s sexual orientation. The Catholic Church, on the other hand, and Pope Benedict himself have denounced homosexuality. […]


Sean Couturier’s road to the NHL Draft

Sean Couturier managed to do what no other Canadian prospect managed to do last December, and it put him in a league of his own when all of the draft eligible players from throughout the CHL met at the 2011 Home Hardware NHL Top Prospects Game in January. Though Couturier far from stole the show […]


Can the Tampa Bay Rays win the AL East?

Losing a significant number of players over the course of an offseason can have a serious impact on any franchise, especially when those players are substantial reasons why said franchise is one of the best in Major League Baseball. After losing a grand total of 16 players who played various roles with the club in […]


The NBA Explained: 10-Day Contracts

The NBA can be a confusing sport to cover for a multitude of reasons, but one that stands out in particular is the 10-day contract. Eric Rosenhek explains just how the micro-deal works, its advantages and its disadvantages.