1. The MLS Needs To Let Landon Donovan Go To England, for America's Sake

    Last week, MLS commissioner Don Garber said that Landon Donovan was not for sale, meaning that America's indisputable best player would be staying in the domestic league...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about 4 years ago 1,012 reads 7 comments

  2. Strasburg, Wall, McNabb, Ovechkin Make Washington DC Sports Relevant

    The last Washington DC area team to win a championship was Major League Soccer's D.C. United in 2004. But how important was it really? There wasn't even a victory parade for the MLS Cup—just a humble celebration at RFK Stadium...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about 4 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  3. John Isner-Nicolas Mahut, Not Landon Donovan, Should Be June 23's Lasting Memory

    I've been pushing for soccer to become America's fifth sport since my team won Northern Virginia's youth league bottom division championship in fifth grade (46th place overall, baby!)...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about 4 years ago 431 reads 1 comments

  4. Four Flaws Iowa Football Must Fix Before a BCS Championship Run

    With just 79 days until Iowa's home season kicks off with a Jake Christensen-less Eastern Illinois, there is unquestionable buzz...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about over 4 years ago 2,365 reads 13 comments

  5. Future Power: Can the Big Ten Replace SEC as College Football's Best Conference?

    Much like we recognize Michael Jordan as the best basketball player of all time, or the idea that peanut butter and jelly just work together, it's been one of the few near-indisputable notions in college football that the SEC is the best conference...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about over 4 years ago 2,491 reads 14 comments

  6. Conference Realignment: Mountain West Can Take Advantage, Become Part of BCS

    Even in their current state, the Mountain West is one of the top sporting conferences in the country. And with the imminent collapse of the Big 12, the MWC should see this an an opportunity to be the next BCS conference...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about over 4 years ago 1,023 reads 2 comments

  7. 2010 FIFA World Cup: If Each World Cup Team Were an NFL Team

    With 32 teams set to compete for the greatest honor in world football, I wondered how these squads would match up to the 32 NFL teams. Some answers were very obvious (see: North Korea and Oakland), while others were more of a stretch...

    Ian Martin Written by Ian Martin about over 4 years ago 1,872 reads 5 comments