The 2017 NFL draft begins tonight, and teams have been working hard to accurately estimate the value of draft prospects. The consequences can be especially dramatic for those teams considering a quarterback. In 1998, for example, the question was: Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf? It’s hard to believe it now, but that was a tough […]
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick, then the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, was heavily criticized for kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem. The protest was on behalf of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Kaepernick put it, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country […]
A German tennis player and her coach are essentially freaking out over the fact that an old, Nazi-era verse of the German national anthem was included when an American opera singer from Hawaii sang “Das Deutschlandlied” at the Fed Cup over the weekend. German tennis player Andrea Petkovic had this to say about the incident. “I thought it was the epitome of ignorance, and I’ve | Read More »
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College football is back. Finally, a chance to step away from the maelstrom of campaign news for a few hours and focus only on the glory and struggle of sport, free of any political implications whatsoever. Dream on. As it turns out, even football games affect the way we evaluate politicians, at least in the […]
A star athlete poised to win gold in the women’s 800-meter race at the Rio Olympics has sparked an ethics debate over gender and sex… Read More
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The Games of the XXXI Olympiad open tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As you watch the parade of nations, you may notice Russia’s contingent… Read More
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The official Rio 2016 Olympic Games website recently ran a story suggesting that five countries might win their first-ever medals at this year’s Summer Games: Kosovo (in judo), Fiji and Samoa (both in rugby), El Salvador (in swimming) and Turkmenistan (in weightlifting). There’s a reason that a story like that is being promoted by the […]
What kinds of countries bring home the most Olympic medals? It seems obvious: Those with more wealth and larger populations. After all, rich countries with more people produce more top athletes and have more money to support them. That theory is certainly borne out in the fact that the United States (103 medals, 46 gold) […]
Tiny Iceland has surpassed everyone’s expectations in the Euro 2016 soccer championships. Even qualifying for the tournament was unexpected, but reaching the knockout stage (and doing so undefeated against Portugal, Austria and Hungary) deserves some bragging rights. England are now set to face the overachieving microstate in the round of 16 on June 27. There […]