FIFA Fever

The Play by Play FIFA Fever The World Cup tournament offers not only entertaining games but also wonderful stories. Thirty two years ago, a man named Beto Granados had a ticket to watch his home team Mexico battle for a spot in the tournament's quarterfinals. As a diehard fan, he couldn't wait to cheer his... Continue Reading →

A Week of Champions

The Play by Play We. Are. The. Champions This week saw a handful of champions crowned. For starters, the Washington Capitals defeated the Las Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday night to win the Stanley Cup, the first championship for the franchise and for its captain Alexander Ovechkin. A clearly emotional victory, Ovechkin has barely... Continue Reading →

Traditions and Superstitions

The Play by Play Traditions and Superstitions You may have noticed that at the conclusion of every Stanley Cup playoff series the two teams head to center ice for a handshake.  This does not happen during the regular season or really in any other of the four US professional sports (you will see it in... Continue Reading →

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 →

Two Down. One To Go.

The Play by Play Two Down. One To Go. Amidst heavy fog, a horse and his jockey came one step closer to the sport's ultimate prize. Despite a late surge by Bravazo, who came in second, Justify staved off the competition to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. He’s only the twenty fourth horse to... Continue Reading →

Twins Takeover

The Play by Play The Broncos Rebuild Just over a month after a tragic bus accident, in which 16 of the 29 passengers died, the Humboldt Broncos announced they will participate in the 2018-2019 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. To rebuild their roster, the team plans to host 80 prospective players, by invitation only, at a... Continue Reading →

The Boston Licker

The Play by Play The Boston Licker Brad Marchand, a winger for the Boston Bruins, struck again during Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. No, he did not score the game-winning goal or any goal at all. Rather, Marchand got caught licking, yes licking, an opposing player again. This questionable behavior all started when... 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 →

A Cheerless Cheerleader

The Play by Play The Cheerless Cheerleader Reality In recent weeks much has come to light about the life of, and restrictions faced by, professional cheerleaders. Last month Bailey Davis, a former dancer for the Saintsations cheerleading squad (affiliated with the New Orleans Saints professional football team), first brought attention to the issue when she... Continue Reading →

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