I am a Non-Traditional Sports Fan by instinct, a writer by trade… and a cook to pay the bills. Unfortunately, working a job in catering has a tendency to throw off my cadence. The summer doldrums — you know, the ones that fans who remain attuned solely to the rhythms of American sport often decry […]
Category: "Olympic Sports"
The calendar turns yet again into August, a month stacked with events galore for sports fans around the globe. We’re gearing up for the start of club seasons throughout European soccer, with teams already vying for spots in the UEFA Champions League main draw with just one qualifying round left now to decide the field. […]
It already seems like this year’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa is a thing of the distant past even though just three weeks have passed since Spain claimed their first title over the Netherlands. In the contest, referee Howard Webb was forced to reach for his pocket an absurd (and World Cup record-breaking) fourteen times. […]
In just the past decade we have witnessed an explosion in the range and depth of sports-viewing opportunities for fans here in the United States. The growth of multimedia technology coupled with the increase and variety of its availability and subsequent decrease in price has democratized the options available; no longer is the American sports […]
As much as a summer can feel as though it is slowing down, there is still a ton of action ongoing both around the globe in the world of sports as well as more locally in my own life. It’s funny — I recently sat down to read fellow Sports Nickel writer Marcelo‘s current offering […]
The lady on the left has already been stripped of her THG-stained medals, but the other three are smiling once again after their successful appeal… For eight of her teammates, the revelations that Marion Jones had been involved with the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) were a death knell to their place in Olympic history. […]