The Cubs had the best record in MLB this year, and enter the NL Championship Series as favorites – but history shows such a record is usually a kiss of death. Story includes references to Spinal Tap and the Washington Spirit. Source: Is this finally the Chicago Cubs’ year? Sadly, the stats suggest not | Sport | The Guardian Advertisements Continue reading Stats work against Cubs (and all regular-season wonders)
Carli Lloyd says she “doesn’t do drama.” And yet that’s her entire book. Indeed, it’s much of her career, and she devotes a lot of ink here toward rehashing the various reasons she has long played with a chip on her shoulder. So, like prior books by Hope Solo and Abby Wambach, When Nobody Was Watching presents a more complicated — and more realistic — view of the athletes who sacrifice so much of themselves in pursuit of excellence. Source: Carli Lloyd’s memoir explodes myth that US women’s soccer is all fun and friends | Football | The Guardian Continue reading Carli Lloyd strikes another blow against USWNT’s old image
I voted on the top 25 and wrote a few biographical sketches. On this page: Carla Overbeck, Briana Scurry. Source: FourFourTwo’s top 25 players in U.S. women’s national team history: 15-11 | FourFourTwo Continue reading FourFourTwo’s top 25 USWNT: Overbeck, Scurry
This isn’t the first league Hope Solo has roasted on Twitter. Now other players have joined in. Can the league survive the tension? Source: Tension in the NWSL: can the league and players live together in harmony? | Football | The Guardian Continue reading Tension in the NWSL: can the league and players live together in harmony?
Updated October 2017 Or “How did a philosophy and music major end up as a sports journalist?” The answer isn’t simple, which I why I’ve prepared this narrative as a companion to the simple work history presented in my resume. … Continue reading How I got here