Poets on Sports

Fantasy Football Week 2: The Watchmakers

One of the biggest mistakes new fantasy football participants make is the assumption that fantasy is a static enterprise. These owners subscribe to the watchmaker theory; they do not believe … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fantasy Football Week 1: Reality Football

When is it you admit you have a problem? When you can identify not only the starting running backs of each NFL team but also the back-ups? When you can … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment


by Justin Carter Peyton Manning is the best QB in the league, right? YAWN. YAWN WORLD. Kirk Cousins is the best backup? Or maybe Michael Vick is? We know it … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does the NHL Need Feminism?

by Ben Findlay I’m a self-identifying man, feminist, and hockey fan, and it’s pretty rare for all three of those things to simultaneously intersect in an important way, but it … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tigers Eat Fish: Miguel Cabrera Is Scarier Than Mike Trout

by Ben Findlay   Last night in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Mike Trout finally won an MVP trophy over Miguel Cabrera. You might have missed it. The moment was overshadowed … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kacy Catanzaro :: American Ninja Awesome

What’s so great about this, in short, is that she completed the course in a flawless way because she is who she is. What’s newsworthy about it is, yes, she’s an unlikely candidate due to both her body weight/height… and her gender. People often don’t expect the same amount of physical ability from women like they do from men, so when someone, when a woman, can make a course like this look as easy as Catanzaro makes it, we talk about it. And we should.

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Return of the King

What’s possibly more fun than the NBA regular season? NBA free agency. The NBA free agent season breathes the same kind of life into the NBA as the year-round obsessiveness … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment