Sports protesting is not new, so why the buzz now?

By Rakel Johnson The world of sports is being rocked by the question of whether or not athletes should keep politics and social issues off of the field. In the midst of the #TakeAKnee protests sparked by football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some argue that the two simply don’t mix. However, sports have a long history…

From Hell to God’s Hands

by Kaitlin Long Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Toby Johnson came straight out of College Park, Ga. and right into God’s hands to achieve his dream of playing in the National Football League. Johnson grew up in one of the most dangerous cities in the state of Georgia. At 14 years old, he moved from the…

(Quarter) Year in Review: NFL Power Rankings

By James Saffo The first quarter of the NFL season in already in the books. (yet, somehow, the MLB season trails on.) Teams are beginning to establish their strengths and weaknesses (since just about every team talks itself into its own hype before the season starts), and certain trends are beginning to emerge. Of course,…

NFL Top 5 Power Rankings

By Brianna Patton There is heavy anticipation for the upcoming NFL season with people eager to see which rookies shine or become busts, how league suspensions will impact early play, and if their team finally lives up to their potential (especially Dallas Cowboys fans). With that being said, here are my preseason power rankings for…

NFL Week 6: What We Have Learned So Far…

By Andrew Porter It has been a wild ride to say the least to start the 2014-2015 NFL football season. There have been numerous off the field issues that have captivated media outlets ranging from ESPN to World News Tonight. It’s safe to say that the public has learned a lot. Early in September, we…

The Importance of Week 1 in the NFL

By Damian Reynolds Playoffs? Discussing the playoffs may be premature seeing as how the National Football League (NFL) finished their first week of play. Every year, the experts mention half of the playoff teams from the previous season miss the playoffs the following season. That sounds strange considering they had successful seasons a year ago….

Carolina Panthers: First to Worst?

By James Robert Saffo The NFC South is perhaps the most volatile division in sport’s most unpredictable attraction. Nothing in the NFL is certain except for change, and the NFC South is the poster child for this mantra. Since 2002, when the NFL realigned its system to accommodate 32 teams, no team has won the…

NFL Season Preview

2014 NFL Predictions Let’s see who our EPs chose to win each division, conference, MVP, and of course SB XLIX. AFC NORTH: AJ- CINCINNATI There was a time when the AFC North was the best division in football. Like Ray Lewis, those days are gone. The NFC NORTH remains a competitive division, but it seems…

Arrested Development Part II

It’s one thing for a college kid to throw away their future. In all seriousness, they are 18-20 year old kids who made a stupid mistake. However, it is another thing entirely for a professional athlete who makes millions of dollars to throw it away because of weed, alcohol, or their temper. THE FACTS: How…