By Markus Krug The roar of the crowd in a bursting Madison Square Garden after a game winning three point shot, or Lambeau Field erupting when a player jumps into the stands right after scoring a big touchdown. These are the dreams that every high school or college athlete in the United States has in their head when imagining the possibility of getting drafted as a … [Read more...] about From high school to hero?
By Darragh Nolan Broadly speaking there are two sides to the Colin Kaepernick debate. There are those who support his decision to protest against police brutality and racial discrimination. On the other side, some believe taking a knee during the national anthem was disrespectful and unpatriotic. Generally those that support Kaep believe his status as a free agent is a … [Read more...] about Collusion settlement calls Kaepernick’s legacy into question
By Danny Casserly As Kyler Murray’s name was announced as the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, the award given to the best player in college football, speculation persisted whether he would even play a snap in the NFL. Murray had been drafted by the Oakland A’s in the MLB draft some six months earlier. He was following in the footsteps of quarterbacks such as Michael Vick, … [Read more...] about Kyler Murray chooses NFL over MLB, but will he succeed?
By Markus Krug On paper, Super Bowl LIII was a straightforward affair. The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in a showcase of two great defensive units by a score of 13-3. New England wide receiver Julian Edelman was voted the Super Bowl MVP after he had caught 10 passes for 141 yards. The game made history as the lowest scoring Super Bowl of all time and was … [Read more...] about Heartbreak and triumph at Super Bowl LIII
By Graham Gillespie It’s one of the most iconic images in Olympic history. Mexico City, 16 October, 1968. Two African American athletes, Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos, stand on the first and third steps of the 200 – metre sprint podium, Smith wearing a black scarf to represent black pride, Carlos with his tracksuit unzipped for America’s blue-collar workers and wearing a … [Read more...] about Rihanna misses out on huge opportunity to continue Kaepernick’s protest