The Mystics’ comeback fell just short as the Chicago Sky held on to win 72-69 on Wednesday afternoon. The Mystics started off slow, recording a season-low three field goals in the first quarter while shooting 3-26 to start the game. Monique Currie, who tallied 20 points on Wednesday, sparked the Mystics offense by scoring six … More Washington Mystics Fall Just Short against Chicago Sky
Like former Hoya great Allen Iverson, Ivory Latta can cross you up in her signature shoe. Latta is not afraid to make that comparison either, as she mentioned in her recent interview with Nick Metallinos (@nickmetallinos) from starting5online.com. Latta says that the company Infinity allowed her to design the shoe in any fashion she desired.
The US Men’s National Team may no longer be involved in this year’s edition of the World Cup, but that most certainly does not mean we will be ignoring the rest of what the tournament has in store. In fact, it would be quite foolish to pass on watching the few remaining games in Brazil … More Thoughts on the World Cup Semifinals
Crushing. Exasperating. Frustrating. Slap any adjective you want on the way the USMNT went out; it doesn’t really matter. Sure, the team had their chances, but it doesn’t change the fact that they went out in the Round of 16 (albeit, against a Belgian side that was much stronger than the Ghanians in 2010). To … More Looking Back on the USMNT: Thoughts on the USMNT against Belgium and into the Future
Soccer is weird. You’ve probably learned this from watching just a few matches of this zany tournament they’re calling “Brazil 2014,” but it rings true today, especially, most certainly. The U.S. has emerged from the Group of Death.
Ouch. I won’t bother with dwelling on the final play of last night’s USA game; I think we’ve all seen more than enough of it. But as frustrating as it is, we could be England (or Spain, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.), going into our final group game with absolutely nothing to play for. It’s … More Who Knew a Draw Could Sting so Badly? Thoughts on USA-Portugal and the Rest from Sunday’s Games
Now that we’re most of the way through the second round of group games, we hope that we have a little better picture of how the tournament is going to play out. But in such a small sample of games, it’s hard to determine exactly why results are happening the way they are. After seeing … More Thoughts on the World Cup: Group Stage Part Deux
Every four years, the world stops and watches as 32 of the best (but not the 32 best, I’m looking at you, Iran) soccer nations gather together in one country for the World Cup. While the US Men’s National Team faces a stiff challenge in looking to escape Group G, that won’t stop us from … More Thoughts on the World Cup
Header aging curve courtesy of beyondtheboxscore.com On November 22, 2013, GSABR members Preston Barclay, Kyle Franco, Camden Hu, Nik Oza, and Xavier Weisenreider competed in SABR President Vince Gennaro’s Diamond Dollars Case Competition against twelve other schools at NYU in New York City. The case involved the forecasting of the free agent contracts of catcher … More MLB Aging Curves
There is a distinct difference between watching a college basketball game and one from the NBA. When you head over to the Verizon Center in DC to watch the Hoyas play, you will most likely see scores in the 50s. Go to a Wizards game the very next night, and it would be a disappointment … More How Good Is Jack Taylor?