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Soccer

Going Inside the Game

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Delving into the internal machinations of a company, team, or campaign has been the recent trend in the movie industry. In Moneyball, we get an up-close look at the men of baseball’s front office, making trades, crunching numbers, and working the phones. The latest political thriller The Ides of March analyzes the background of a presidential campaign trail and all the deceptive schematics that it entails. Contagion, the latest medical thriller explores the ins and outs of a pharmaceutical company, its employees, testers, and corporate figureheads.

Positive Power

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Winston Churchill famously said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” I have a feeling that this isn’t the slogan the Fordham Women’s Soccer team rallies behind each day. But then again, after you watch this team play, it certainly could be.

The MLS’ Bizzarro Playoff Format

by Amit Badlani
NY Red Bulls

By Mike Valdetara

Sports are a bizarre enterprise filled with unlucky moments, extraordinary plays, and odd bounces. These sorts of things happen from time to time and are accepted as “part of the game.” Now having been following the Nets and Jets for as long as I’ve lived, I have obviously seen my fair share of bizarre plays. From Devin Harris catching, dribbling, bobbling and releasing a half-court game winner in under 1.8 seconds to offensive lineman Jumbo Elliot catching a game-tying touchdown pass in the “Monday Night Miracle.”

Red Bulls Recognize 9/11

by Terence McGinley
courtesy of Red Bulls

Harrison-  As a full moon rested brightly above the rim of Red Bull Arena, thousands of American flags waved in unison throughout the stands. In remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks of ten years ago, the New York Red Bulls handed out the flags to every fan that entered the stadium, and directed them to wave the flags between the ninth and twelfth minutes of the game. To complete the patriotic scene, a choir of diehards bellowed an impromptu rendition of God Bless America.