Category Archives: Sports

The forgotten story of … how Spanish flu tore apart the 1919 Stanley Cup final

Joan Niesen of Ther Guardian – Just over 100 years ago, the world was in the midst of a pandemic. And just like now it caused havoc in the world of sports. Continue…

Posted in Shutdown, Sports | Tagged

There Won’t Be Another Kobe Bryant

Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight – There was always a lot to say about Kobe Bryant. Reams will be written about the basketball legend, who died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. So maybe the best approach … Continue reading

Posted in Sports | Tagged

The Complete History Of Major League Baseball

Jay Boice and Reuben Fischer-Baum of FiveThirtyEight – Every franchise’s relative strength after every game. More information than most fans knew existed. Continue…

Posted in Baseball, Big Data, Sports

Why the USA-France World Cup match is biggest game in women’s soccer history

Nancy Armour of USA Today – It’s the biggest game in women’s soccer, ever. Tonight’s World Cup quarterfinal between the top-ranked U.S. women and host France has been sold out for weeks. And if previous games at this World Cup … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Women

Cubs ownership faces backlash after patriarch’s racist, Islamophobic emails leaked

Aamer Madhani in USA TODAY – The family that owns the Chicago Cubs was doing damage control Tuesday after a web site published a series of emails from patriarch Joe Ricketts that revealed racist and anti-Muslim sentiments. Ricketts, the founder … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Baseball, Controversial, Racism, Sports