our view from the sidelines

A Day in the Life

Disclaimer: This article is an account of the events of September 11th, 2001 as seen from the perspective of a high school student in school two blocks from the World Trade Center Complex.  I...

State of the Union

In the final installment of our four part season preview, we take stock of the US National Team. The USMNT will look to build on their semifinal run in the Copa America as they...

The European Theatre

In PART 3 of our season preview, we look beyond the shores of the United Kingdom and talk La Liga, Champions League, Messi, and the impact of the Premier League’s absurd amount of television...

Premier League Preview

In PART TWO of our season preview, the conversation moves on from Pep and Jose to the rest of the Premier League. Might this just be Wenger’s year? Predictions, concerns, conspiracies, and an obsession with Gerard Deulofeu. We...

Pep and Jose Go to Manchester

The European season kicks off this Saturday with the first day of fixtures in the Premier League. We tried to write a brief preview by sending emails back and forth. A Slack Chat if...

The Mamba’s Tale

Kobe Bryant was taken 13th in the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. I was 9. I didn’t know what the internet was. Or that...