1. Is the Designated Hitter Ethical? A Philosophical View

    Disclaimer: This was written as a philosophy paper. Many of the baseball arguments have been simplified for the sake of not bowling over my egghead professor with baseball terminology, or to enhance the impact of the argument...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 5 years ago 1,628 reads 2 comments

  2. State Of the Capitals: Midseason Report From Washington D.C.

    What a difference a year makes, huh? At the conclusion of January last season, the Caps were still languishing in the middle of the Southeast pack, and trying to overcome a horrid start to the year...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  3. Tony Romo: Time To Put Up Or Shut Up

    I love Tony Romo. I really do. Mostly, I love the fact that he wins football games for the Dallas Cowboys. But I also think Tony does things the right way. He's always smiling, quick with a joke, and never seems to take himself too seriously...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 884 reads 6 comments

  4. Baltimore Orioles: Midseason Report

    A team that many pundits (myself included) picked to flirt with the 100-loss mark this year, the Baltimore Orioles are improbably continuing to tango instead with the .500-win percentage mark as we head into the final week before the All-Star break...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 177 reads 3 comments

  5. What Are Sports' Most Irritating Traditions?

    Traditions are everywhere in sports. Some of them are great: the Stanley Cup, the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, the President throwing out the opening pitch on Opening Day. But some traditions really stink...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 332 reads 4 comments

  6. One Humble American's Euro 08 Awards: Reflections on a Concluded Tournament

    And now it's over. Spain hoisted the Henry Delauny trophy, the Spanish got to celebrating, the fans enjoyed a month of wonderful Swiss and Austrian hospitality...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 329 reads 1 comments

  7. One Humble American's Euro 2008 Predictions: The Final

    Well, well, well...Here we are. A month of sometimes exciting, sometimes mundane, yet always interesting football has left us with this. One more game...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 504 reads 1 comments

  8. NFL: Things You Can Do to Pass the Time Before the Season Starts

    The months between the Super Bowl and opening kick off of the new season can be excruciating for avid football fans. It was hard enough trying to pass the time between Monday Night Football and ...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 412 reads 1 comments

  9. Euro 2008: One Humble American's Predictions—the Semifinals

    Well, that didn't go so well, now did it? After managing to pick five or the eight quarter finalists in my group stages predictions, I immediately went back to work and put up a goose egg in the quarter finals...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 735 reads 6 comments

  10. Open Mic: Lack of Athletes Not the Problem for US Soccer

    After a string of friendly matches which yielded less-than-ideal results, the familiar refrain began to be heard again: "The US will never be a soccer powerhouse because our best athletes don't choose soccer...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 414 reads 1 comments

  11. Euro '08: One Humble American's Quarterfinal Predictions

    Well, I'm back for part two of my Euro '08 predictions. In my look at the group stages, I called some things right (Croatia going through), some things wrong (France going through) and completely whiffed on some things (Greece going through)...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 344 reads 0 comments

  12. Washington Capitals Draft Preview: To Deal Or Not To Deal?

    This week's NHL Entry Draft sees the Southeast Division champion Capitals holding the 23rd overall pick, as well as three picks in the second round...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 425 reads 2 comments

  13. Washington Capitals Draft Preview: To Deal Or Not To Deal?

    This week's NHL Entry Draft sees the Southeast Division champion Capitals holding the 23rd overall pick, as well as three picks in the second round...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  14. Pacman Jones Will Stay On the Field and Off the Police Report in Dallas

    Here are four reasons why I believe Pacman Jones will stay on the field this season. The knowledge that his career is dangling by the thinnest of threads If he does anything, anything at ...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  15. Rugby: The Next Big Thing?

    As Americans, we don't cotton too much to European sports. We've started to bring soccer into the mainstream a little bit, but that's the only transplant that's caught on with any degree of popularity...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 367 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL: Five Things the league Could Do to Raise Interest

    1) Tweak the matchup schedule. OK, we get it, the divisional matchups are important. But enough is enough. We don't want to watch our boys play the same team eight times in one year...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 1,075 reads 15 comments

  17. West Ham: The Case for Keeping Curbs

    1) All he's done is benefit West Ham. Since coming on in midseason two years ago, in the midst of the dreariest season for the Irons in recent memory, he's saved them in the most improbable ...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  18. One Humble American's Euro 08 Predictions (Group Stages)

    Group A Czech Republic: The Czechs, coming off a 2004 tournament that saw them fall victim to eventual champions Greece, will be confident heading into the tournament after qualifying ...

    Matt Savopoulos Written by Matt Savopoulos about 6 years ago 340 reads 2 comments