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January 2008

The Final QB and RB Rankings of 2007

Another NFL regular season has come to a close.  While fans of 12 teams anticipate the playoffs, fans of the other 20 teams start thinking about the NFL draft and what their team has to do to improve.  The last football column of the regular season is going to focus on …

Why the Blazers Have Improved

When the Blazers won the draft lottery and the rights to Greg Oden, people immediately expected Portland to improve in 2007-08.   Even when the Blazers gave Zach Randolph to the Knicks (for Channing Frye and the chance to cut Steve Francis), people expected the Blazers to take a step forward. …

Sports Philosophy

Sports are a common topic across academic disciplines.   In addition to Sports Economics, there is Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Exercise Science, and even Sports Philosophy.  I know very little about the last item on this list, but nevertheless, this column is still going to offer a few philosophical thoughts about …