Champions League Quarterfinal Preview

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The Round of 16 of the Champions League has come and gone, with 8 teams advancing: Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Porto, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain. The two legs will take place on the weekend of April 5th and April 12th, respectively. Let’s break them down:…

Champions League: Round of 16 Review

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The round of 16 has come to an end. Through this 4 week span, we’ve seen upsets, feats of persistence and perseverance, and lackluster performances. Let’s start with the first match of the bunch and arguably the most entertaining.  Porto vs Juventus The perfect case of a comeback…

Champions League Knockout Stage Preview

By Diego De Souza and Lucien Betancourt The matchups for the Round of 16 of the Champions League were released on December 14th, and they’re listed here.  (Teams in bold will play their home leg first, then the teams underlined will play their home leg second) Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea…

THE NBA BUBBLE : A Major Win Among The Losses

By Griffin Feather The NBA is back just a few short months since the end of the one-of-a-kind end to the 2020 season. This rapid turnaround, like most things during the pandemic, is unprecedented in major league sports and poses all kinds of questions about the health and safety of the players. But one thing…

Champions League Group Stage Recap

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The group stage of the Champions League has officially come to an end. The 16 teams that will go on to the Round of 16 are set, and the 8 third-place teams that will head to the Europa League (the second tier of European champion soccer) are set…

The history of “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco”

By Sammy Bovitz  “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.” Somehow, over the last few years, this statement in a Taco Bell advertisement has ingrained itself within our culture. And yet, there is no historical analysis of this yearly event. Let’s change that. What taco are we even getting? In essence, the “Steal a Base, Steal…

Champions League Group B is a Perfect Storm

By Lucien Betancourt Champions League football is back and the group stages are in full swing, where exciting upsets and disappointing performances abound! In case you don’t know, the Champions League is a European football league where the top clubs in every league that is a part of UEFA (or, Union of European Football Associations)…

The Dodgers have (finally) won the World Series. Now what?

By Sammy Bovitz I’ve been a Los Angeles Dodgers fan since I was three years old. And while there are certainly teams that suffer more, the baseball universe seems like it’s been out to get me since 2011. That was the year that Clayton Kershaw won his first Cy Young award and Matt Kemp finished…

A 2020 MLB Season Preview, as told by mascots – Part 2

By Samuel Bovitz This season is (hopefully) getting closer and closer. This article is going to continue to break down the 2020 MLB season from the perspective of our furry friends– this mascots. This is part 2–the National League.  Arizona Diamondbacks: Baxter the Bobcat is feeling a bit better. The Diamondbacks have gone through a…