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Mike Pence takes a seat when the Korea walks out under one flag (Courtesy of Twitter).

Overtime: On Politics and the Olympics

February 14, 2018

By Jack McLoone There’s no better example of the fallacy of “separate politics and sports” than the sheer existence of the Olympics (full disclosure: I am an intern at NBC Sports, who is broadcasting the Olympics). In t...

Nick Foles and the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory gave the country a respite. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Just the Game We Love

February 7, 2018

By Emmanuel Berbari For one night, we could all sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Super Bowl LII provided the common American with an opportunity to unite with family and friends, not worry about anything else and watch a tremend...

Former US Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar is going to jail (Courtesy of Twitter).

Overtime: Lack of Institutional Decency

January 31, 2018

by Jimmy Sullivan Michigan State has been one of the most successful sports programs in the country over the past 20 years. From three Big Ten championships in football to seven Final Four appearances in men’s basketball, the Spar...

The Mets re-resigned Jay Bruce, showing a lack of desire for real improvement.(Courtesy of Twitter)

Overtime: On the Sorry State of the Mets

January 24, 2018

By Jack McLoone I thought I was finally free of Jay Bruce. I really thought I was done. I was wrong. Now Jay Bruce isn’t the worst thing to happen to this Mets team. It’s not the worst signing Sandy Alderson and compa...

Alvin (L) with fellow staff members Jack McLoone, Taylor Shaw and Matt Schiller. (Courtesy of Alvin Halimwidjaya)

Overtime: At the Buzzer

December 6, 2017

By Alvin Halimwidjaya I’ve always been a loud guy. As a kid, I was constantly worried that no one was listening, or wanted to listen, to what I had to say. Group conversations would end with me joining all the...

Edgar Martinez rounds the bases following

On Edgar Martinez

November 29, 2017

By Jack McLoone In this space last year, I made an impassioned defense of Tim Raines and his Hall of Fame credentials. He ended up getting voted in. Now, I turn my sights to another under-appreciated player that ...

Ben Simmons has been on the forefront of the young forward revolution.

Overtime: Moving the League Forward

November 8, 2017

By Alvin Halimwidjaya When I play pickup basketball at the Lombardi Fieldhouse, I’m always stunned by how many people do what I don’t expect them to do. I’ll see short people take shorter people down in the post, centers popping ...

David “El Presidente” Portnoy is the head of Barstool Sports. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Overtime: On Barstool Sports

October 25, 2017

By Jack McLoone I thought we had, as a group, decided stereotypical “frat bro” culture was garbage, something to be made fun of with abandon. So how is it that Barstool Sports has been able to carve ou...

Kristaps Porzingis and the other big men will be a reason to watch the Knicks.

Overtime: The Center of Basketball’s Mecca

October 18, 2017

By Tom Terzulli The New York Knicks fired a Hall of Famer and traded a future Hall-bound player during the offseason, and I couldn’t be happier ahead of their opener against the Thunder on Thursday. Embattled ...

Jeremy Lin’s dreadlocks raised some eyebrows in NBA circles this offseason (Courtesy of Twitter).

Overtime: Dreading Conversation

October 11, 2017

By Alvin Halimwidjaya People who have followed the NBA, even just a little bit, over the last decade have probably heard of Jeremy Lin. In 2012, the point guard led the New York Knicks to an exhilarating seven-game winning s...

All of New York media ran with the Red Sox sign-stealing scandal, as expected (Courtesy of The Daily News).

On Cheating and Baseball

September 13, 2017

By Jack McLoone The Red Sox getting caught using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees brought me an unnecessary and maybe psychotic amount of joy. For one thing, as literally everyone ...

Aaron Judge looks more fit for the pages of mythology than a baseball field.

Overtime: On Leviathans of Sport

May 3, 2017

By Jack McLoone Athletes have been larger-than-life in a metaphorical sense ever since Babe Ruth inspired the explosion of sports writing in the 1920s. They transitioned from a mere source of entertainment to gladi...

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