Sportsmanship in sports

As athletes we have grown up around sportsmanship ever since we picked up a ball. We were taught to shake hands after the game, help the other guy up, and never gloat about a win, because when you lost, it made you feel terrible when the other team were bragging and talking trash. But at … Continue reading Sportsmanship in sports

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Settling the debate: Standing for the National Anthem

In the NFL preseason, prior to the 2016-17 season, Colin Kaepernick shocked the nation by sitting on the bench during the National Anthem. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said. The NFL issued a statement that … Continue reading Settling the debate: Standing for the National Anthem

Settling the Debate: Participation trophies

It baffles me that as a society, we want to praise mediocrity. In any sport, there is a winner and a loser. Winning is fun, and everyone wants to do it. Losing sucks. People need to learn how to deal with a loss, not accept it as a nice alternative. One of the main arguments … Continue reading Settling the Debate: Participation trophies

Next up, the CSC Hockey team?

Wait a second... A hockey team? In Nebraska? Don't hate on it yet. If Chadron State College were to establish a hockey team, it could set up a whole new alley of success for young student-athletes. Hockey is quickly becoming a favorite among youth all across the tri-state area. In places like Rapid City, Gillette, … Continue reading Next up, the CSC Hockey team?

Settling the Debate: Daily Fantasy Sports

According to Business Insider, in 2015 more than 56 million people participated in fantasy sports. It was a huge jump from the 2014 number: a little over 40 million. The number of users is projected to constantly increase; in fact the last decline was in 2009, but quickly shot back up in 2010. With a … Continue reading Settling the Debate: Daily Fantasy Sports

Settling the Debate: Should college be required before entering the pros?

It is one of the biggest controversies in the sporting world. Why on Earth would we hold athletes back from playing professional right out of high school if they are talented enough? Yes, going to straight to the pros offers many advantages. You avoid the possibility of suffering a career ending injury in college, you … Continue reading Settling the Debate: Should college be required before entering the pros?

Settling the Debate: Do steroid users belong in the HOF?

Baseball has been evolving since its invention. From the gear the players use, the cleats they wear, and the way they play, the change is hard to believe. Baseball evolved from a street game to a full-blown professional sport. As society evolved around it, new "norms" came about. In the late 1980s and early 90s, … Continue reading Settling the Debate: Do steroid users belong in the HOF?

Settling the debate: Is cheer leading a sport?

For nearly as long as competitive sports have been around, there have been fans enthusiastically giving support to their team. Cheer has evolved a great amount since the original cheers. It now incorporates lifts, dance, and other stunts that require an incredible amount of athleticism. I don't believe any one can deny that cheerleaders are … Continue reading Settling the debate: Is cheer leading a sport?