Morgan Spurlock, of the "Super Size Me" documentary, has a show on CNN called "Inside Man" where he takes a deep dive into topics like education and income equality in order to inform his CNN audience about those affected by these topics. But the episode that really caught my attention and had me hooked till … Continue reading Inside Man Tackles the Student-Athlete
Guess who's back with a new 30 for 30 Reaction? I have been waiting to do this reaction piece since the John Daley film aired. So without further ado let's dive right into this film and the things I found the most interesting. Catholics v. Convicts looks at the 1988 College Football game between Notre … Continue reading The Catholics v. Convicts Takeaways
USC's Trojan War 30 for 30 documentary has a lot of elements found in recent college football centered 30 for 30s, players taking money, over confidence leading towards sanctions against the program, and successful coaches leaving the collegiate team to take on the NFL. So what sets Trojan War apart from those other documentaries? Not … Continue reading Hollywood Allure Spawned Trojan War
News broke yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University was unlawfully controlling their players and thus forced the team to change their handbook and policies. Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal wrote in an article yesterday, "The Wildcats’ team handbook was at the center of a memorandum released by the … Continue reading Why Northwestern Should Be Allowed to Control Player Communication
To say that picking this week's 30 for 30 reaction was hard is an understatement. I spent the better part of an hour racking my brain trying to decide which direction to go in because the possibilities were endless. But finally I decided on the Ghosts of Ole Miss and I was not prepared for … Continue reading Do the Ghosts of Ole Miss Still Dance?
It's been three days since the officials at the Miami v. Duke game completely botched the end of the game call that cost Duke the win. In the days following the game, the officials have been suspended two games and Miami still has the W, but who really dropped the ball that led to the … Continue reading Who Dropped the Ball?
National Signing Day, the day in which colleges formally sign their 2015 freshman class is the day of the fax machine. It's the tradition to have letters sent to colleges via fax machines and ESPN devotes a full day to covering the different antics players use to announce where they will be headed in the … Continue reading National Fax Machine Appreciation Day