1. FIFA World Cup 2010 Bender: Pub Etiquette for Stateside Soccer Fans

    This weekend I spent nearly eight straight hours in a bar for the first time in my life. I walked out with my body aching, voice dwindling, and a friendlier than normal disposition...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 4 years ago 725 reads 0 comments

  2. Syracuse Football Starts The Season Winning Off The Field

    Malcolm Gladwell's article on how underdogs increase their chances of success by using unorthodox approaches is great in theory, but how many entities have actually utilized it? Well, I know of at least one...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 5 years ago 450 reads 0 comments

  3. The Top Sports Stories from the First Half of 2009

    Maybe it's my increased exposure to it since I'm copy-editing over at Bleacher Report, but 2009 appeared to have an unusually high amount of buzzworthy sports moments during its first half...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 5 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  4. Is It Finally Time for Lacrosse?

    Look, as of 9:59 am EST on Monday I was not a lacrosse fan either. I attended Syracuse University for four years without once attending or watching a single game. (I'm not even sure it's officially referred to as a game...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 5 years ago 161 reads 2 comments

  5. Even Shaq Goes to Syracuse University for Journalism

    There are millions of aspiring sports journalists out there. I went to school with a bunch of people trying to be Mike Tirico or Bob Costas. An infinite amount have their own blog...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 5 years ago 1,241 reads 5 comments

  6. Three Upcoming Tests for the Gladwell Theory

    The editors at The New Yorker must give Malcolm Gladwell a gigantic hug every time he comes into the office. At the very least they have to buy him lunch once a week. Gladwell is known primarily for his three best-selling books...

    Nathan Mattise Written by Nathan Mattise about over 5 years ago 472 reads 0 comments