by: Alex Langer
At the end of a major upset, between calls of the improbable and the miraculous, you will often hear sportscasters say, in an apologetic tone, “well, tonight they were just the better team.” That statement, which is self-evident if you subscribe to the idea that the better team is the one that wins the game, is debated over the water cooler and internet message boards for days afterwards.
by: Keith Aksel
One of the most common topics for debate among sports fans is arguing the outcome of a contest. The NCAA basketball tournament, for example, constantly produces fodder for second-guessing winners and losers. Some arguments base themselves on “luck” in stating that a certain team got hot and played above themselves to secure a big upset. Other arguments stem from distaste about
by: Chris Foss
The Malice at the Palace. The Punch. Pedro vs. Zimmer. The melee at the end of this year’s Super Bowl. Because games are, in a sense, controlled fights, sports and brawls have always gone hand in hand. There are enough brawls available on YouTube to easily take up a lunch break or help a college undergrad stay awake while cramming. But after the smoke clears, what do fights in sports