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Article of the Month: January 2013

Tyler Raborn —  Tuesday, February 5, 2013 — 3 Comments

There was never a doubt as to who would win January’s “Article of the Month” award. This story chronicling the Manti Te’o debacle from Deadspin.com may be one of the most monumental pieces in sports writing history.

No. Not because of the subject matter. Yes, the entire ordeal was Lifetime movie-esque, but that’s not why this article deserves so much recognition. The significance in Deadspin posting this masterpiece is this:

It’s a new age in sports journalism. 

No longer do you need an Ivy League journalism degree to make it as a sports writer. No longer is it necessary to read the “mainstream” sports media outlets to gain access to intellectually written, well-crafted sports columns. And no longer does “potential” have to go by the wayside due to a few unlucky breaks.

It’s a new age in sports journalism. 

So thank you Deadspin for your fantastic journalism. Thank you Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey for your hours of research on a hunch. And thank you Manti Te’o for making this all possible.

Click here to read “Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax” by: Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey

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Site of the Month: January 2013

Tyler Raborn —  Friday, February 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

spotrac

For our inaugural “Site of the Month” winner, we’ve selected a website that specializes in providing detailed contract information about professional athletes. Spotrac.com boils down complex financial information from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLS into user-friendly summaries. For the especially nerdy sports fans, such as myself, Spotrac.com offers a premium membership that gives the subscriber access to historical contract information and a plethora of other sortable data. This website is both interesting and informative, and that’s why it’s our Site of the Month for January 2013.

The Cliché Award

Caleb Brasher —  Sunday, January 6, 2013 — Leave a comment

Today, I will give out an award for the most cliché sentence that has ever been uttered in the English language. And the award goes to………..Allison Williams! She wins today’s award for her performance at the halftime recap of the Florida-Florida State game. I will just let her words display her brilliance in reference to what Coach Muschamp told his players at halftime:

“He told his players about those slip ups; it’s all about focus; this is a big game; we need every snap; you have to play with emotion, but you can’t let it overcome you or you’re not doing your job.”

Impressively cliché indeed.

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By: Caleb Brasher