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Year: 2017

The Grand Daddy (of Rowing) of Them All

“Rowing is perhaps the toughest of sports,” wrote Daniel James Brown in his classic The Boys in the Boat.  “Once the race starts, there are no time-outs, no substitutions.  It calls upon on the limits of human endurance.” Held on

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Friday Night Lights (Dimming)?

The fall football landscape has been filled with noise this fall.  Everyone is talking about the Chargers and their stadium filled with fans of their opponents; and the Twittersphere has been filled with pictures of empty seats across the League.

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The Moose Is Loose

On Wednesday, September 20th, Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of 2017.  The “Moose” now holds the record for the most home runs in a single season by a Kansas City Royal.             Moustakas

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The Final Slam: US Open 2017

Flushing Meadows incapsulates the best things about tennis. The final tennis slam of the year may not have the whites of the All-England Club or the sun-dappled splendor of the clay at Roland Garros.  The U.S. Open is tennis with an

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Ben Hewitt: The Town That Food Saved

Ben Hewitt’s The Town That Food Saved chronicles the rise of the local foods community in Hardwick, Vermont.  Hewitt makes the compelling case that a collection of agri-preneurs helped “save” this small Northeastern town.             The

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Sports Dead Zone?

Pundits in the traditional media, and on talk radio, love to debate the worst time of year to be a sports fan.  As the thermometer hits triple digits in the Midwest and on the West Coast, it is hard not

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Sporting KC Owner Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, businessman and long-time owner of the professional soccer franchise Sporting KC, passed away this last weekend.  He was 67. On Tuesday night at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Mr. Patterson was recognized during the match against FC Dallas in

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Going, Going, Gone: A Quick Look at the Home Run Derby

[The Midsummer Classic is a great midpoint to the summer.  It is a tradition that dates to 1933 and, in my opinion, is one of the best all-star formats in major professional sports (along with the MLS which, as many readers

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NBA DRAFT: Winners and Losers

[It can be easy to forget that there are actually 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Yes, it is true.  There are more than two teams. You can look it up.  They also haven’t given up on the idea

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The QB

The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks Football seems like the last thing that I should write about as the thermometer moves about 90 F.  At the same time, we are just 45 days removed from the end of the

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Tim Howard: The Keeper

Tim Howard: The Keeper With soccer at its highest level of popularity in American history, it seems only fitting to review a great read about what the Brazilian great Pele called the beautiful game. Tim Howard has been a stalwart

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Iconic Sportswriter Frank Deford Passes Away

He was, without a doubt, one of the true giants in the field of sports journalism.  Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Deford III passed away at his home in Florida this week.  The American sportswriter and novelist was 78. In chronicling his

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Readership Jumps (Again!)

MyESPNforkids.com is a commitment from a small group of students that love sports.   We hail from cities all across the country, giving us different teams that we champion.  We also follow certain games with more intensity than others.  We hope the result

NCAA: Final Four Cancelled!

In an amazing development, the NCAA has cancelled the Final Four tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.   Many theories are circulating on the Internet and social media surrounding the cancellation. Among widespread speculation, here are several theories that seem to carry

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March Madness: Coach Cal’s Cats Gone Wild

[Even our baseball expert Adam “Shem” Shemesh has caught the Madness!  You have to love the single-elimination craziness that is March. Adam weighs in here with a piece on the Cats and their win in Memphis. My position on Calipari is well-established (and documented),

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NCAAB: One Shining Moment

March Madness is the pinnacle of college sports. One only has took look at the annual March Madness video.  It offers the Why. Last-second heroics.  Stunning upsets.  Blinding emotion.  It is quintessential encapsulation of the iconic phrase,  “the thrill of

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MLB: I Haven’t Seen You in a While

[Hopefully, everyone is enjoying Spring Break, getting ready for the college basketball madness of March and of course looking forward to Opening Day. No one has given it more quality thought than our man on the scene, Adam “Shem” Shemesh.

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MLB: Show Me the Money!

[The Reserve Clause.  It used to be that contracts in Major League Baseball (MLB) contained something called the Reserve Clause.  It meant that once a contract for a player expired, the team continued to control the rights to that player.

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John Feinstein: A Transformative Author

[Every kid that loves sports and reading has enjoyed the books of the great John Feinstein.  A number of years ago, I did a report on Coach Bobby Knight in lower school.  A Season on the Brink, a Feinstein classic,

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MLB: Getting Your Mind Ready for Baseball Season

[When we think of baseball, the insights and analysis of Adam “Shem” Shemesh come to mind.  He is, as we like to say here at myespnforkids.com, the best young writer covering the game.  This article is the first in a

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A Knickerbocker Implosion: Dolan Out the Punishment

[We all love a bit of fisticuffs in the seats at an NBA (or any professional) game.  It is even better when it is the owner of the team and a former iconic player getting into it in the largest media market in the US. Let

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Super Bowl 51: One Central Question

After several weeks of build up, it is finally here.  One game.  One global stage.  One key question.  Does the experience of the Belichick-Brady team prove determining against Matt Ryan and an amazing, diverse array of offensive weapons?  Can Belichick

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Lamar Hunt’s Super Bowl

Lamar Hunt is arguably the greatest sports entrepreneur of all-time. The late Hunt is the only person to be inducted as a member of the hall of fame in three different professional sports: football, soccer and tennis.  He was, as

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Baseball is in Mourning this Morning

[This morning, we all mourned the passing of Yorando Ventura and Andy Matte. Our thoughts go out to their families, friends and teammates. Senior East Coast Correspondent Ezra Troy delivers for all of us with a touching article about both

NFL: Conference Playoff Clashes!

[This article was written and adapted from my school paper.  It should be an incredible weekend of football before we take a one-week break and prepare for the event that the late great Lamar Hunt helped bring to life and

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NFL Divisional Playoffs: Down, Set, Hike!

[This weekend is pivotal.  You must clear the calendar.  It is time for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.  We have four great games, including a key match up at Kansas City’s iconic, noise-filled Arrowhead Stadium as two of the most

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NFL Playoffs: Let’s Play Some Cards

[The great Adam “Shem” Shemesh gives us the definitive guide to NFL Wildcard Weekend. There are some solid games on paper including what could be a couple of epic match ups between the Lions and Seahawks and then also the Packers and

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2016 Postmortem: Can 2017 Possibly Come Close?

[As we reflect on our website over the course of 2016, one of the standout dimensions has been the work of Ezra Troy and also new correspondent Roey Herzfeld.  The DC duo has made a big impact with some really great

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