Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane Is Back

In the wake of a very stressful week for Real Madrid, the organization has brought back Zinedine Zidane. This decision comes a week after the team’s exit from the 2018/19 Champions League tournament in humiliating fashion. The team is out of contention for all tournaments and they trail Barcelona by 12 points for first place…

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Three Takes On Manchester United’s Miracle Against Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United stunned the world. Rallying from a 2-0 aggregate-goal deficit to knock off Paris Saint-Germain allows them to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since the 2013/14 tournament. As for PSG, it’s the third consecutive tournament where they were knocked out in the Round of 16. To say that the…

EPL: Five Matches that Will Shape the Title Race

In one of the more tight title races in recent history, the English Premier League looks like it will come down to the wire. After Manchester City dropped a few points earlier in the season, Liverpool’s 7-point lead is back to 1 point. Although they still control their destiny, they can’t afford another slip up….

Home Field Advantage: Does it Exist?

Home field advantage is a trope we hear regularly. It leads us to term some stadiums and arenas as, ‘fortresses,’ or, ‘impenetrable.’ In fact, home field advantage is something that traces a long way back. Niccolo Macchiavelli wrote about it in his military treatise, “The Prince.” Macchiavelli observed that, during times of war, nations and…

What Does Winning The 2019 AFC Asian Cup Mean For Qatar?

The Qatari Men’s National Soccer Team won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions after beating four-time champions Japan in the final. This is Qatar’s first major title victory. With Qatar being a young team, winning the Asian Cup could be a start to the national team’s first true golden generation. Qatar is set to host…

What Does Neymar’s Injury Mean For PSG?

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has confirmed that Neymar will miss ten weeks due to an injury he suffered in a game against Strasbourg on the 23rd of January.  The injury will force him to miss both clashes against Manchester United in the Round of 16 Champions League tournament. On a positive note, the injury won’t require surgery…

Top Five Sports Video Game Soundtracks

Think of video game soundtracks as icing on a cake. It doesn’t determine if the cake is enjoyable or not, but it sure does help. Let’s take a look at five of the best video game soundtracks of the sports genre. *Disclaimer*. All of the early 2000s game soundtracks will be placed in the Honorable…

Top 10 “What If” moments in sports history

The “What If” factor in the sports is such a powerful element. One decision, action, or play can help shape the format of the sports world for years to come. Breaking Color Barrier Jackie Robinson, the first black MLB player, debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson paved the way for more African Americans…

Manchester United: A Fresh Start to the Post-Mourinho era

Last December, shortly after Manchester United suffered a humiliating 3-1 loss to Liverpool, Jose Mourinho was finally sacked. After appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjær as the caretaker manager, Man U. was given a much-needed fresh start and the club wasted little time in beginning a season turnaround. At the time of Mourinho’s sacking, Man. U was…