Is Marshawn Lynch a Hall of Famer?

June 8, 2016

In an interview yesterday, Marshawn Lynch confirmed that, through all the speculation, he will indeed be retiring from the NFL. Lynch had an illustrious career and was a force to be reckoned with during his playing days. He embodied the entire city of Seattle. There is no doubt that Lynch was a damn good player, but where does he stack up among the greats? Are his numbers good enough to…


Euro 2016 Preview

June 5, 2016

Rosters are finalized, teams are ready, and the Euro 2016 is set to kick off on Friday, June 10th. Just two years removed from their World Cup triumph, Germany looks to continue its dominance. But their quest for European domination will not be easy, as they will have to face off against a number of other top teams, one of them being the host nation, France. Before I give too much away, let’s get…


Cleveland Blew A Golden Opportunity

June 3, 2016

Winning on the road is vital to playoff success. Not only that, but winning Game 1 is even more so pivotal to winning the series. Thanks to the statistics collected at WhoWins, when a team wins Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they go on to win the series 71% of the time. If a team wins Game 1 of the NBA Finals at home, then the odds jump up to them…


Time For the Yankees to Clean House

June 2, 2016

Yankees and tanking are two words you don’t usually hear in the same sentence. Hell, its been decades since the last time the Yankees didn’t think they were playing for a pennant through August. But right now, things need to change. They have won just one championship in the past 15 years and just two playoff series in the past six years. To any other franchise this is fairly normal, but…


An Exclusive Interview with Stuart Sternberg- Principal Owner of the Tampa Bay Rays

May 31, 2016

We here at Check Down were honored to be able to interview Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Tampa Bay Rays. After taking over the Rays in 2005, Stuart’s presence helped usher in an new era of success for the previously downtrodden franchise. Most notably, the Rays won the American League pennant in 2008 in one of the more stunning single-season turnarounds in MLB history. But another impressive feat that…


Just When Everyone Counted Curry and the Warriors Out…

May 30, 2016

After being down three games to one with poor performances from their star players, the Warriors seemed to hit rock bottom last week. Or, at least that’s how the media made it seem. Talk about how overrated and un-clutch Steph Curry and the Warriors are was ubiquitous on just about every sports media outlet. Everyone was counting them out. This is the unanimous MVP? This is the team with the best…


Carrasco Shows Us Why He’s The Man

May 29, 2016

Atletico Madrid may have come up short in the Champions League Final, but amidst all the drama Yannick Carrasco exemplified how awesome he really is. In the 79th minute, Carrasco scored the equalizer on a cross from Juanfran. Carrasco’s skill and precision were flaunted as he was able to get his cleat ahead of a sliding Lucas Vazquez and guide the ball into the back of the net. But that’s not…