On Sports: The Beginning of the Post-Redskins Era

by Aaron Jaffe ’21 After 88 years of service, the Washington professional football team has finally concluded the era of the Redskins. The name was officially retired by the organization July 13 following what was called a “thorough review” launched by owner Daniel Snyder on July 3. The rumors had been flying around for years that the Redskins would be … Read More

On Sports: Playing During a Pandemic

by Emily Siansky ‘22 Two weeks ago, I would have never imagined playing in a softball tournament, and being alongside some of my best friends. My teammates and I received an email from our coach saying that we were still on for the season, but the number of tournaments and practices would be limited. I thought that this basically meant … Read More

Preview of 2020 NBA Playoffs

by Graham Skinker ’21 The NBA is back! On Thursday June 4, the board of governors voted to approve a plan to restart the 2019-20 season, which has been on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league will resume play on July 31 with 22 teams making the trip to Orlando.  The plan includes the 16 teams who were … Read More

On Sports: How a Sports Fan Has Been Entertained During COVID-19

by Matt Rosenthal ’22 On March 12, the sports world forever changed when all sports were shut down. March Madness was canceled, the NBA was suspended, the NHL was suspended, and the MLB opening day was postponed. Since then there have been no live sports. Gradually as May progressed, live sports have returned. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Ricky Fowler, and … Read More

‘Last Dance’ Proves Jordan Was in a League of His Own

By: Ryan Duvall ’21 After five weeks and 10 episodes of ESPN’s newest documentary series, ‘The Last Dance,’ it feels like Michael Jordan has ended the debate as to who is the greatest basketball player ever. The documentary focuses on Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls searching for their sixth NBA Championship, while dealing with the inner turmoil that eventually … Read More

Uncertainty Continues for College Senior-Athletes

by Emily Siansky ’22 The COVID-19 pandemic took away what is one constant in millions of American homes: sports. On March 12, the NCAA canceled all remaining winter and spring championship brackets. Basketball;; was just days away from starting its renowned March Madness championship bracket. Spring sports like lacrosse and baseball were only weeks into their seasons. College seniors were … Read More

On Sports: How the U.S. Can Look to Europe To Restart Sports Leagues

by Aidan Trump ‘21 It is safe to say that there have been drastic changes to our day to day lives with the advent of the Coronavirus Pandemic sweeping the nation and the world. Schools have closed, public meeting places have shut down, and sadly so have professional  sports leagues.  However, there is still hope for sports fans as a … Read More

Pro v Con: Did the Punishments Fit the Crime for Sign-Stealing Scandals?

By: Colin Horan ‘21 and Ryan Duvall ‘21 Over the years, Major League Baseball has had its fair share of controversies, whether it be substance abuse, corking and pine taring bats, or the infamous scandal of the 1919 Black Sox. But now, the league is faced with its newest scandal, the “stealing” of opposing pitchers’ signs.  Two of the past … Read More

Redskins Draft Recap

by Matt Rosenthal ’22 The Washington Redskins had a disappointing 2019 season, finishing 3-13 and firing head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start. Washington has only crashed the postseason party twice during the past decade and have yet to win a playoff game since the 2005-06 playoffs. The hiring of Ron Rivera is one that can hopefully bring postseason … Read More