1. Gary Bettman and NHL Are a Year Away From Returning to a Golden Era

    Since the infamous lockout of 2004-05, the NHL has slowly climbed out of the bowels of sports hell to be in a better position than it was before the lockout. The slow economy has only scraped attendance, and television ratings have risen...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 4 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  2. 2010 World Cup: How Conservative Strategies Led To Demise of Group Favorites

    It became obvious after the twentieth minute of the France Uruguay game (South Africa wanted to win for obvious reasons) that most teams would be content with a draw after their first game...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about over 4 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  3. Why American Football Will Never Be an Olympic Sport

    Will we see an image like the one above between the U.S. and some other country in the Olympics? The answer to that is unequivocally no. A team USA comprised of the best players in the NFL would utterly destroy all competition...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about over 4 years ago 3,537 reads 3 comments

  4. Premier League Playoffs Should Happen—Just Not Yet

    There have been rumors that the Premier League is discussing having a fourth and final Champions League spot be competed for in a playoff...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about over 4 years ago 213 reads 1 comments

  5. A Hero for Rent: Should Landon Donovan Stay at Everton?

    It did not take long for Landon Donovan to show David Moyes and the blue half of Merseyside that this loan spell in Europe would be unlike his fruitless spells at Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about over 4 years ago 1,608 reads 19 comments

  6. Idiocy Amongst Icons Harms North America's Medal Chances Next Month

    Last Wednesday and just a few hours ago we found out which players would represent Canada and the United States in the Vancouver games next month...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 5 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  7. An American Tragedy: The Two Reasons Why We Don't Like Soccer

    Let me start out by saying that I love soccer. Immediately that makes me the minority in the United States, but on a global scale I am in the majority. Why is this? Why is the global majority...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 5 years ago 3,474 reads 9 comments

  8. How Far Does Team USA Soccer Have To Go in the World Cup To Be Successful?

    It is agreed that the U.S. men's soccer team is no longer filler on the world stage. In the wake of a favorable draw that—if it plays at the level that is now expected of it—should pose little challenge, the question is how far must the U...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 5 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  9. Now or Never: How FIFA Must Order a Replay for the Good of the Game

    By now we all know what happened at the Stade de France on Wednesday. Today we now see the backlash of Thierry Henry's blatant handball in extra time of the second leg of the World Cup Qualifier Playoff against Ireland...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 4 comments

  10. The Unnoticed Team in New York and How It's Skating To Change That

    "We have a lot of respect for that team. They work hard and are extremely well-coached. Teams talk a lot about working hard, but I don't think you can say that for every team in this league. The Islanders do...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 5 years ago 137 reads 4 comments

  11. The Final Piece? Will Edwards Help The Jets Reach The Promise Land?

    Earlier today, the New York Jets acquired Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns for Jason Trusnik (special-teamer), Chansi Stuckey (the number-two receiver coming into the year), and two draft picks believed to be a third- and fifth-round...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  12. Not Out of the Woods Yet, USA Still Has Work to Do In Order to Qualify

    After surviving a scare against El Salvador, in which the US appeared at times to be the team who shocked Spain in July and at other times the inconsistent team who crashed out of ...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 5 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. Can the Crosby-Ovechkin Rivalry Rival the Bird-Johnson Rivalry of Past?

    Back in the eighties, the sports world stopped whenever the Celtics and Lakers would meet in the NBA Finals, mainly to see the two superstars play against each other. Obviously we know them as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about over 5 years ago 248 reads 7 comments

  14. Top Five Matchups for 2010 NHL Winter Classic

    All is expected to go smoothly for the NHL today at Wrigley Field for the second annual Winter Classic between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. But now comes the time to speculate on who will be playing outdoors on New Year's Day 2010...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 7,230 reads 18 comments

  15. NFL Week 17 Preview: A Chance to See Glory and Infamy

    For the first time in NFL history a team has started a season 0-15 but Detroit's quest for futility is just one of the many headlines in the NFL for the final week of the regular season...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  16. Why New York Islanders Fans Have Reason for Hope

    Through most of last nights game against the Montreal Canadians, the Islanders looked like a team trying to hold the flood gates together for as long as possible. Then with one unimaginable twist of fate everything changed...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  17. Calls For Change Go Unheeded As Mottau Gets Only a Two Game Suspension

    This season, the rising concern in the NHL has been hits to the head and last night's hit by New Jersey Devils defenseman Mike Mottau on Islanders winger Frans Nielsen was a prime example...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 157 reads 6 comments

  18. Grading the New York Islanders: Not Bad, But Not Good

    As the NHL season reaches the quarter-mark, the time comes to put teams into three categories. The contenders, the pretenders, and those whom we are not quite sure about. The Islanders fall into the third category...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 106 reads 1 comments

  19. Letter To MLS: How to Make Plan Becks Work?

    To the owners of all MLS teams: Here's an idea for the honchos at MLS, go sign the games' most recognizable person to a big contract in a big city. Wait, that's been done—and its not working...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 399 reads 3 comments

  20. Ty Law Returns to Jets: Breaking News

    According to reports, the New York Jets have re-signed former cornerback Ty Law to a one-year deal just days before a critical game between another team Law used to play for, the New England Patriots...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 415 reads 0 comments

  21. What Does It Mean To Be A Fan?

    What does it mean to be a fan? It has become much easier to become a fan of any team in this Internet age. With fantasy sports, Web sites, message boards, etc. anyone can follow any team anywhere...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about almost 6 years ago 1,173 reads 0 comments

  22. Return of a Legend: Maradona to Be New Manager Of Argentina National Team

    He's back. Diego Maradona, legend of the Argentinian national team during the 70s, 80s, and part of the 90s, is now returning as manager according to reports...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 6 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  23. Islanders-Rangers: New York Rivalry Renewed (Game One Recap)

    It was another entertaining chapter of the Islanders-Rangers rivalry as the Rangers prevailed over the Islanders 4-2, with the help of Chris Drury's two goals...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 6 years ago 275 reads 1 comments

  24. Islanders-Rangers: New York Rivalry Renewed

    Another year, and another chapter of one of the NHL's best rivalries will be written Monday night. The Islanders and Rangers will renew their rivalry at the Coliseum in front of what usually is an entertaining crowd...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 6 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  25. Return of a Legend? Maradona Candidate For Argentina Manager

    Diego Maradona captivated fans with his talent on the pitch as a player. Now he may be doing it as a manager. One day after Argentina lost its World Cup Qualifier to Chile 1-0 in Santiago (their ...

    Christian Araos Written by Christian Araos about 6 years ago 228 reads 0 comments