1. Super Bowl 2012: How a Kid Had His Heart Broken and Learned a Lesson

    As Tom Brady 's last-second Hail Mary fell short of one-legged Rob Gronkowski's outstretched hands at the end of Super Bowl XLVI, my six-year-old son burst into tears. He didn't stop crying for 45 minutes...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 2 years ago 2,132 reads 11 comments

  2. Tim Tebow, the Ludic Fallacy and the Big Lie of His Statistics

    Advanced statistical analysis has revolutionized the world of sports. In "Those Guys Have All the Fun," the recently published oral history of ESPN, John Walsh, head of production ...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about almost 3 years ago 1,442 reads 7 comments

  3. NFL Week 1: A Look at the Record-Breaking Offensive Week It Was

    It’s the NFL story of the first week. Offenses ran wild and put up fantastic and jaw-dropping numbers...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 3 years ago 128 reads 0 comments

  4. Indiana Football and the Burden of Expectation for Coach Kevin Wilson

    Sports is, to a large degree, about expectations. Not the expectations of a team or coach, but that of its fans and the sporting community. The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball team that ever existed...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 3 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  5. Jason Heyward and Why He Has Struggled for the Atlanta Braves in 2011

    Jason Heyward had a historic rookie season. At the age of 20, Heyward had one of the 10 best statistical seasons of anyone to ever play professional baseball at that age...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 3 years ago 3,463 reads 12 comments

  6. Small Ball Comes to the Bronx: The New York Yankees and Winning the Old Way

    Early in the baseball season, there was a lot of talk that the Yankees were "too dependent on the home run." That they couldn't play small ball and manufacture runs. That they were going to start losing once the home runs stopped coming...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 3 years ago 101 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB: The Most Amazing, Staggering, Bizzare & Fantastic Numbers of the First Half

    More than any other sport, baseball is a game of numbers. 61, .406, 765, 3000, 56. Baseball fans know and love their numbers. This is a look at the most amazing, peculiar and fascinating numbers from the first half of baseball 2011...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 3 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  8. Atlanta Braves: Is Fredi Gonzalez Killing Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel?

    The Atlanta Braves had played 81 games in the 2011 baseball season. For those not familiar with the rules of baseball for the last fifty years, that's exactly halfway through the season...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 199 reads 26 comments

  9. Jonny Venters: A Look at Just How Awesome He's Been for the Atlanta Braves

    His nickname is "Everday Jonny." Braves fans have come to love him and opposing hitters have come to fear him. He has some of the nastiest "stuff" in the game. His name is Jonny Venters and he's having an absolutely fantastic year...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 1,467 reads 2 comments

  10. Major League Baseball Realignment: 5 Plans Baseball Should Consider

    Late last week, ESPN's Buster Olney reported that Major League Baseball was considering plans for realignment. The discussion is part of on-going labor negotiations between MLB and the players union...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 2,927 reads 4 comments

  11. Ohio State, the Jim Tressel Case and Moral Ambiguity

    We are not all good. We are not all bad. A human being is a mixed bag of the decisions and paths they take in life. Jim Tressel exemplifies this. He has many qualities that appear to make him a good person...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 715 reads 28 comments

  12. NFL Lockout: Is It Headed the Way of the 1994 Baseball Strike?

    When the baseball strike of 1994 hit, I was absolutely positive it would not last. I was a young teenager at the time, and the idea of my favorite sport being taken away from me was unfathomable...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  13. Atlanta Braves Need to Fire Roger McDowell

    Update: After reading the thoughtful comments on this article, I suggest people get a better understanding of the what McDowell said and did. I did not get into the graphic details...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 1,947 reads 16 comments

  14. New York Rangers Need to Free Marian Gaborik

    I never expected to be writing this piece, mostly because, historically, players like Marian Gaborik drive me nuts. I have a short fuse for enigmatic, oft-injured superstars...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 3,102 reads 16 comments

  15. Not so Perfect: How Nostalgia and Technology Has Changed Sport

    This morning on ESPN radio, Colin Cowherd discussed Tiger Wood's continued use of profanity at yesterday's Masters Tournament. Cowherd and some of his callers expressed disappointment at Tiger's lack of self-control...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about over 3 years ago 553 reads 6 comments

  16. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Hope Survives, Teams That Came Back Down Two Games To None

    Three of this year's division series seem all but over. The Yankees, Phillies, and Rangers lead their best of five division series by two games to none...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about almost 4 years ago 1,829 reads 0 comments

  17. Atlanta Braves: Evaluating the Team's Offseason and In-Season Roster Moves

    The 2010 Atlanta Braves ended their season with a line-up that had seven different starters from the one that ended the 2009 season. Brain McCann was the only stable...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about almost 4 years ago 44 reads 7 comments

  18. Long Gone, Long Shots: Jose Bautista And The Most Surprising 50 Home Run Seasons

    One upon a time the 50 home run mark was a milestone for only the very best power hitters in baseball.The feat has only been accomplished 42 times in baseball history by 26 different men...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 1,910 reads 17 comments

  19. Robbie Cano Should Win the American League MVP, Don't Ya Know?

    Dustin Pedroia won the 2008 AL MVP. Based on that victory, Robinson Cano should run away with the AL MVP this year...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 675 reads 9 comments

  20. Atlanta Braves' Batting Champ? The Unlikely Success of Omar Infante

    It's one of the most amazing stories of the 2010 baseball season. Omar Infante, a career utility player, has stepped into a starting role with the Atlanta Braves and is threatening ...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 451 reads 3 comments

  21. MLB Triple Crown Race: Probabilities and Projections With One Month To Go

    As the final month of the 2010 baseball season gets under way, the imaginations of baseball fans everywhere are alive with the possibility of a triple crown winner in the National League...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 321 reads 9 comments

  22. 10 Athletes Who Made Bold Political and Social Statements

    On Saturday Albert Pujols and his manager, Tony LaRussa, attended the "Restoring Honor," rally held on the Mall in Washington D.C. The rally was organized by popular radio and television host Glenn Beck...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 10,206 reads 1 comments

  23. Atlanta Falcons: 2010 Season Game by Game Preview & Predictions

    The Atlanta Falcons are coming off their first ever back-to-back winning seasons. The Falcons previously held the record for the longest streak of seasons without consecutive winning ...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 1,341 reads 1 comments

  24. Rock Star: Carlos Gonzalez Is Having The Best Season No One Knows About

    In the mile-high city, there is an outfielder having the best baseball season you haven't heard about. His name is Carlos Gonzalez, and he has been a menace to National League pitching this season...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 963 reads 50 comments

  25. The Best NFL Defensive Unit Nicknames

    All great NFL defenses strike fear into the hearts of their offensive counterparts. Tag them with a great nickname and they become a legendary unit...

    Ryan Vooris Written by Ryan Vooris about 4 years ago 16,804 reads 18 comments