Highbrow Yankees get “Riff-Raff” Fans

by Addie Mister Imagine sitting in the stands at your favorite team’s stadium. You are surrounded by people dressed in similar colors, you have a hot dog in one hand, a beer in the other, and you look down towards the field to something extremely odd across the way. You see colors that seem to be out of place, yellow, green, and purple. You get … Continue reading Highbrow Yankees get “Riff-Raff” Fans

Competing and Surviving with Marfan Syndrome

 By Brendan Duball There is less than 200,000 known cases of Marfan syndrome in the US per year, about 1 out of every 5,000 people suffer from Marfan syndrome. According to the Marfan Foundation, Marfan syndrome is “a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. It also plays an important role in helping … Continue reading Competing and Surviving with Marfan Syndrome

David Furrow: Guided by Faith On and Off the Field

  By: Sam Dillistin Coming from a small high school in Virginia, David Furrow knows that he began as a small blip on the radar. Ask him where he is from and he’ll answer, “I’m from Warsaw, but there’s a small chance you know where that is”. To put it bluntly, “it’s in the middle of nowhere, no one has ever heard of Warsaw.” Although … Continue reading David Furrow: Guided by Faith On and Off the Field

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

By: Cameron Barlow   In 2005, Venus Williams prepared to cement her return to the top tier of women’s professional tennis. Williams, the former number one player in the world, met then number one player Lindsey Davenport in the final of The Championships, Wimbledon. The two players would participate in the longest Wimbledon ladies’ final in history, a match two hours and forty-five minutes, with … Continue reading Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The Art of Trash Talking and Showboating

 By: Dom Niranont Featherweight Champion, Conor Mcgregor, once said, “I remove a head, I bring it backstage, I place it on Mr. [Lorenzo] Fertitta and Mr. [Dana] White’s desk: ‘Here you go, boss, another one done,’ and then we discuss big business.” The art of showboating and trash talking is a fascinating aspect in sports, in particular MMA. This art can be viewed as “disrespectful” … Continue reading The Art of Trash Talking and Showboating

How Do Athletes’ Commodify Their Personal Brand? “That’s A Clown Question Bro”

 By: Ryan Carwile When you think of Bryce Harper, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Baseball player? 2010 number one overall pick? Washington Nationals right fielder? 2015 National League MVP? I can bet that one word that didn’t come to mind was brand, however, the word brand might be the most important descriptor of Bryce Harper. A brand is “the name given … Continue reading How Do Athletes’ Commodify Their Personal Brand? “That’s A Clown Question Bro”