The Diamondbacks Will Win The World Series*

September 2, 2017

Sags' nostalgia for the days before wild cards made him do something awful.

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How the Halls of Fame Reflect Each Sport’s Worldview

June 27, 2017

Reflecting on how the way each of the halls of fame — baseball, football, basketball and hockey — picks its inductees, and what that says about how the people inside each game believe the world works, helped me learn to stop worrying and love that Dave Andreychuk is considered immortal.

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Gotta Say It: Analytics Factors Into MLB’s Slow-Play Problems

June 20, 2017

Analytics shows MLB pitchers get more velocity if they take longer between pitches, which is a leading contributor to why ballgames are too damn long.  But it seems like very few people want to point that out.

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Enough with the GOAT debates: it’s embarrassing

June 12, 2017

Neate maintains there is no such thing as a "greatest of all time" in sports and wishes it was eliminated as a media trope, but does explain how to address 1996 Bulls vs. 2017 Warriors. Plus a book recommendation!

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Nashville and Pittsburgh: Battle of the Health-Care Hubs (or why there are no Nordiques)

June 9, 2017

Neate rambles about a unique aspect of Nashville and Pittsburgh's economies that hasn't been mentioned much by the media, but explains so, so much about the modern NHL. And why it makes him long for the Quebec Nordiques, even though it's never gonna happen.

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The Untold Ottawa Senators Origin Story; Or, How Not To Cover A Non-Sellout

May 24, 2017

To understand why the Ottawa Senators couldn't sell out in the third round of the playoffs, you need to know what led to them having in an arena in the middle of nowhere.

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Ottawa Senators, Ballpark Summer Passes & Trend-Line Troubles

May 23, 2017

At a time when a Canadian-based NHL team cannot sell out in the third round of the playoffs, Sags wonders if ballpark summer passes are the way mass-consumer spectator sports are headed.

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The Host Team Dilemma

May 22, 2017

No one likes having a team that bought their spot playing in the Memorial Cup, but can you think of a better idea?

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