• Mando Ranks the Fifteen Most Compelling Rookies of 2017
  • Yankees vs. Red Sox: The Next Chapter
  • Return of the King: Federer Wins His 19th Major
  • If Chris Sale Simply Received Average Run Support, His Record Would Be…
  • Predictions for Wimbledon’s Championship Weekend

Does The MLS Ruin Players’ Chances of Playing For Their National Teams?

As Italian national coach Antonio Conte was finalizing his Euro 2016 roster, he chose to omit former Juventus and national team players Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo. What’s similar between these two players? They both decided to leave Serie A and join the MLS. Conte made it very clear that both Giovinco and Pirlo’s decision to play in the U.S. did hurt their chances for making the national team. Pirlo has had a…

Read More >>

Surprise Studs & Duds of MLB Season (so far)

The article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  We’re roughly a third of the way through the MLB season, which means I think there is a large enough sample size to evaluate who the most surprising and disappointing players have been. So without further ado, here are seven surprising studs followed by seven of the biggest duds. Surprise Studs Jackie Bradley Jr., OF Boston Red…

Read More >>

There Will Be a Game 7 in Pittsburgh; Will There Be One in St. Louis As Well?

This article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  The Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Tampa Lightning last night to force a Game 7 back in Pittsburgh. This is the second straight year the Eastern Finals will go to a seventh game, and it could be the third straight year for the Western Finals depending on what happens tonight. The San Jose Sharks hold a 3-2 lead…

Read More >>

MVP’s Aside, Stephen Curry is Not the Best Player in Basketball

This article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  After another resounding win in Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially have the Golden State Warriors on the brink of elimination. I wanted to say that after their Game 3 win because I was confident the Thunder would take care of business again at home, but I held off because I didn’t want to jinx them….

Read More >>

The Morning Mando- May 25th

You’re reading The Morning Mando, a column released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings about four of the most intriguing stories in sports. In today’s edition, I’m doubling up on Western Conference Finals articles once again because there is too much to talk about. But in addition to questioning Stephen Curry’s title as the best player in the game and discussing how great an upset we are watching, I’ll also…

Read More >>