Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: #6 – Rafa is Radiant

It started as whispers from London in early July. Rafael Nadal had just won his second Wimbledon title and eighth major overall, defeating Tomas Berdych in straight sets. It was Rafa’s 14th straight victory there – something that only names … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: #7 – The Year of the Pitcher

More than any sport, baseball is defined by numbers. Everything revolves around the numbers. Sabermetrics is an idea of statistical analysis in the baseball community. It conceivably means that you would never have to see a player play on the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: #8 – NFL Player Safety Concerns

#8 – NFL Player Safety Concerns In the past, we’ve gotten used to seeing highlight reels like this or this on the internet, or even NFL-sponsored content. Time after time, we’ve seen the violent collisions that make American Football so … Continue reading

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Top 10 Sports Stories of the Year: #9 – John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut

#9 – John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut 6-4. 3-6. 6-7. 7-6. 70-68. One of those scores is not like the other. One of those scores does not belong. For three remarkable days, two unknown tennis players captured the world in … Continue reading

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Top Sports Stories of the Year: #10 – The Minnesota Vikings

First, I’d like to comment on how unbelievably hard it is to make these lists. They all have a personal flavor to them. The cuts I had to make were very difficult. It’s hard to remember how a story affected … Continue reading

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Ferentz needs to wake up

Kirk Ferentz is the football coach of the University of Iowa. He’s one of the longest-tenured coaches in the game. He’s the face of the program that represents an entire state. In his time there, he has established Iowa as … Continue reading

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