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Sports view:Should you believe Peyton Manning

Sports view:Should you believe Peyton Manning

Sports, Sports View January 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz The end of 2015 brought another doping scandal in sports.  Raise your hand if you were surprised.  The bigger question should be, do you care, or is this just another ho-hum moment in the ever-evolving intersection of PEDs and sports? On Christmas weekend Al Jazeera America airedRead More

Sports view: Arizona Diamondbacks surprise baseball world

Sports view: Arizona Diamondbacks surprise baseball world

Sports View December 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz With one swipe of a pen, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a franchise altering move, one that also sent reverberations throughout the baseball industry. One day after unveiling a new line of uniforms, Arizona shocked the baseball world by signing pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year, $207 millionRead More

Sports view: Should high school football be eliminated

Sports view: Should high school football be eliminated

Sports View December 11, 2015 at 2:26 am 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz With the traditional Thanksgiving Day games behind us and only a handful of teams remaining in the playoffs, now may be an opportune time to ask:  Is it time to eliminate high school football? Two University of Minnesota doctors have answered that question in the affirmative.  DoctorsRead More

Sports view: Sports overthrows its creator

Sports view: Sports overthrows its creator

Sports View November 24, 2015 at 6:40 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz Most of us are familiar with the economic impact of collegiate athletics.  After the recent incidents at the University of Missouri, we also know the political ramifications athletic teams can have. University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe along with R. Bowen Loftin, the chancellor of theRead More

Sports view: MLB, hot stove league

Sports view: MLB, hot stove league

Sports View November 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz The Royals’ victory over the Mets in the World Series signals the official end of the 2015 baseball season.  Now fans in need of their baseball fix can turn their attention to the hot stove league, the off-season maneuverings where teams try to improve through trades andRead More

Sports view: Food is the new recruiting tool

Sports view: Food is the new recruiting tool

Sports, Sports View November 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz Most U.S. households would be aghast if their food budget increased 145% in one year. But that’s exactly what happened at a number of colleges this year after the NCAA lifted restrictions on feeding student-athletes. The restrictions, which limited meals to one training table per day, wereRead More

Sports view:The bat flip seen ‘round the world

Sports view:The bat flip seen ‘round the world

Sports, Sports View October 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz “Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)…Let’s celebrate, it’s all right.”  Kool & the Gang Play the game right.  Respect the game.  Don’t show up your opponent.  These are among the Unwritten Rules of baseball that are handed down from one generation of ballplayers to the next.Read More

Sports view: Sabathia chooses self over baseball

Sports view: Sabathia chooses self over baseball

Sports, Sports View October 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz On the eve of the baseball playoffs, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced that he was checking himself into a rehab facility “to receive the professional care and assistance I need to treat my disease.” The announcement shocked the baseball world.  Sabathia was in line to start theRead More

Sports view: Is bridge a sport?

Sports view: Is bridge a sport?

Sports View October 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz Sport: “An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.”  Dictionary.com Bridge is a card game played by tens-of-millions of people around the world, in private and in public tournaments. TheRead More

Sports view: Female sportscaster breaks barriers

Sports view: Female sportscaster breaks barriers

Sports, Sports View September 18, 2015 at 3:40 am 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz Qualification: “Experience or knowledge that makes someone suitable to do a particular job.” —Merriam-Webster Like any job, the selection of a sports broadcaster should be based on qualifications for the job. If someone is qualified to do the job, they should be given the opportunity to proveRead More