Aug 18

  Oh, the Summer of Love. No, I’m not talking about that San Fran hippie love fest back in 67’. I’m talking about using Tinder, a mobile dating app to find potential local flings during the sweltering dog days of summer. Although I guess you can say 2014’s Summer of Love is definitely redefining the dating game and is slowly building itself as a social phenomenon. For those who are unfamiliar with Tinder, it’s essentially the shallowest form of a location based dating service as you shuffle through pictures of your desired gender and solely judge them based on their pictures. With an emphasis on physical attraction, it cuts the bullshit of getting to know somebody and boils down to the human’s most biological urge of reproducing with a mate (hottie) they find attractive. Is it lackadaisical? Yeah. Is it superficial? Hell yeah it is…. [Read more]

Jun 16

We’re slowly approaching a dark time on the sports calendar. Both the NBA and NHL season just concluded, football is still a few months away, and the MLB season takes reign as the only sport to watch during the dog days of summer. Hell, you can even throw in the fact that the latest Game of Thrones season has just ended too. But there is a saving grace that occurs every 4 years that saves us from those dark times. That saving grace is the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the host country of Brazil.  So you’re probably thinking that “Americans still don’t genuinely care about soccer.” You’re absolutely right. The general consensus has remained and still remains that America pretends to embrace the World Cup every 4 years. But it’s difficult to ignore all the hoopla of a sports tournament that’s so influential on a global level. During the month… [Read more]

Mar 18

It’s that time of year again. NCAA March Madness is upon us and the influx of office pools are about to flood America’s cubicles. March Madness (aka the Big Dance) is an annual collegiate basketball tournament that allows 68 Universities around the country battle it out to be rightfully named as that year’s National Champion. The office pool that runs with the tournament is arguably the most popular pool in sports as well. Anyone can fill out an NCAA bracket and take a stab on how many winners they can guess correctly all the way to the final remaining team. The mass appeal of the College Basketball Tournament has grown significantly over the years and exemplifies how huge public participation can be for an event. “According to some business experts, some found that the majority of employers now view betting pools as morale boosters” What… [Read more]

Feb 03

 It’s probably a bittersweet feeling as you’re sitting on the couch watching the final moments of the 2013 NFL season coming to an end at the Super Bowl. Bitter because there’s no football for another 6 months, and sweet because you keep telling yourself that next year is ‘Our Year’. Nonetheless, we saw Russell Wilson hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in a frigid New Jersey setting which was pretty memorable for such a young quarterback, but we also can’t forget about the interview heard around the world that occurred two weeks ago (can’t stop talking about this right?). Sherman going H.A.M. in his post game interview bought up many topics of discussion such as sportsmanship, social etiquette, and overall sports behavior. There are definitely unwritten rules on gameday behavior but I’ll drop my 2 cents on how gentlemenly you be when it comes to booing your… [Read more]

Jan 07

It’s that time of year again. The new year brings a time filled with resolutions and goals that we all make to better ourselves. It also brings the highly anticipated time of the College Football Bowl Season and the NFL Playoffs. You’d usually see an influx of fan pride during this time and there are times when someone’s fandom can come off as questionable. With a successful sports team comes an overwhelming amount of random fans coming out of the woodwork. This is why I believe 2014 should be a year when every sports fan should re-learn on how to become a better sports fan. We all could use some advice and reflect back on our bad sports fan habits from the previous year. Bandwagon Effect Nobody likes a bandwagoner. Also known as a fair-weather fan, these types of fans only come out for a… [Read more]

Nov 11

If you didn’t know by now, November marks the start of Military Family Appreciation Month. It should be fitting then that we all tip our caps to former Army Captain William D. Swenson as we transition into the month of November. It’s also fitting that we all turn our attention to some positive national news in light of the recent government shutdown debacle. So now you’re probably wondering who exactly is William D. Swenson? A Seattle native, Swenson was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration, for his involvement in the Battle of Ganjgal. Swenson was credited with sacrificing his very own life in order to rescue and recover the bodies of both American and Afghani troops in the line of enemy fire. It may be cliché, but if you look up badass in the dictionary, you should be able to find… [Read more]