The Athletic Renaissance

June 14, 2016

As the illustrious career of Kobe Bryant wound down to it’s final game, I began to think about how almost all of the sports icons that I grew up with have either retired, or are nearing that same fate.

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Kimbo Slice (1974-2016)

June 7, 2016

Professional fighter Kimbo Slice has passed away at the age of 42 due to heart complications. Believe it or not, I’m probably one of the handful of people who followed Kevin Ferguson’s (Kimbo Slice) career from start to finish. I owe Kimbo Slice a great deal for introducing me to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. It all started when I caught wind about this “internet street fighter” who was KO-ing…

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The Case for Novak Djokovic as the World’s Most Dominant Athlete

June 4, 2016

The stakes will be high for the number one tennis player in the world when he takes the court Sunday at Roland Garros. That’s where Novak Djokovic will look to become the eighth man to capture a career Grand Slam. He’ll take on Andy Murray, who is appearing in his first French Open Final. Djokovic was the favorite entering the tournament and he is the favorite again Sunday. But this isn’t…

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McGregor and Mayweather Fight Set for September

May 25, 2016

Through all the speculation and rumors, word broke today that apparently both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have agreed to fight in September. This fight would bring a huge amount publicity for both mixed martial arts and boxing. Both sports, although UFC is still relatively young, lack the popularity to compete with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Maybe a fight of this magnitude, pairing the faces of boxing and UFC against each other, can…

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Will Nyquist Win Again?

May 20, 2016

After winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Nyquist is the overwhelming favorite to move one step closer to the Triple Crown. The case for the horse is obvious: he’s undefeated and he blew away the field in the Derby (aside from Exaggerator at the end). But I think people are overlooking the fact that Nyquist faces competition from horses who did not run in the Kentucky Derby. Remember this rant from…

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