1. NCAA Tournament: How Mid-Majors Are Showing Off When No One Else Is

    For three years now, I've been berated by my brother about filling out brackets. The NCAA Tournament bracket has been a tough task for me because I don't pick enough of the upsets; I've had too much chalk on the page...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about over 3 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  2. FIFA World Cup: A Call to Arms for the American Fan

    I'm a soccer fan who happens to be an American. I know, I'm as rare as a tan in New England in January. It's fun being a soccer fan in the U.S. though...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 4 years ago 401 reads 45 comments

  3. It's Time for ESPN To Take Over the Olympic Coverage

    For as long as I can remember, NBC has one of the first things that I think of when I hear about the Olympics. Either Winter or Summer games coverage, NBC's special jingle and great broadcasting teams have made the experiences undoubtedly unique...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about over 4 years ago 685 reads 3 comments

  4. The SEC: The Example of Bias in College Football

    OK, I have officially had it. Any kind of doubt that I had in my mind prior to this weekend is washed away by the rising tides of rationality and common sense. The SEC is completely overrated, over-hyped, and over-appreciated...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about almost 5 years ago 677 reads 3 comments

  5. Ghana and an Unlikely Championship

    Unlikely champions are always fun in sports. Most of those unlikely champions have stories that are typical to others. They feature quotes from players during the week, such as "We believed we could win", "it's us vs...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about almost 5 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  6. Why We Should Never Forget September 12, 2009

    Saturday was one of those days where it was acceptable to spend the entire day on the couch with my endless supply of Fritos and Gatorade. Sports nuts, like myself, were able to watch dozens of different events on the television...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 5 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  7. Florida: Why They Will Not Be Ranked No. 1 by the End of September

    Rankings are annoyingly important. Frankly, they're the reason we as college football fans see the games that we see on Thursdays and Saturdays...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 5 years ago 304 reads 9 comments

  8. Instant Replay: The Equalizer

    It's hard to imagine why someone wouldn't want to make a sport better. Maybe tradition is a leg to stand on in an argument like this, but usually people like progression...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  9. What Do We Really Cheer For In Sports?

    There are thousands of these people. Some are dressed for the occasion, and some are dressed in absurd outfits that make us wonder. These people are lovingly called fans. Fans are the only consistent factor that exists amongst all sports...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  10. Underrated Olympic Sports

    For four years now, fans of sport here in America were faced with a single Olympic moment. Sadly, that moment wasn’t Michael Phelps and his seven medals in Athens...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about 6 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  11. Things Have Only Gotten Better

    Coaching is a job reserved for those who aren't just prepared. To be a coach, a person has to be willing to spend long hours studying, be able to teach those that thought they knew it all, and understand strategy to lead the club to success...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about over 6 years ago 310 reads 2 comments

  12. NFL Opportunities: Things Have Only Gotten Better

    Coaching is a job reserved for those who aren't just prepared. To be a coach, a person has to be willing to spend long hours studying, be able to teach those who thought they knew it all and understand strategy to lead the club to success...

    Tom McLean Written by Tom McLean about over 6 years ago 311 reads 0 comments