Zach Adler

Editor’s Note: For six years running, contributing author Zach Adler has spent the month of April putting out a poem a day. By turns earnest and wry, these poems are based on prompts (and often forms) chosen at random using a deck of cards. The prompts range from “The Grandfather Paradox” to “Emotional Adultery” to […]

  Ryan Covel

Possibly because I’m an Arsenal fan, but this seems to be one of the most active transfer windows, specifically when it comes to big players. While we’ve had some big names come to the English Premier League (EPL), we’ve also seen some huge names go, such as the league’s top goal scorer, Luis Suarez. Whatever […]

  Ryan Covel

If you did not watch the match, you’ve surely by now seen the highlights or heard the results of yesterday’s anticipated thriller between Brazil and Germany. If you haven’t seen the final score, just turn on any major news outlet, or any popular website, as it seems that is the only thing people are talking […]

  Ryan Covel

Every World Cup, people can usually predict who is going to shine for their team. We know with Argentina it’s Messi, who is constantly competing with Portugal’s Ronaldo for the title of being the best in the world. Rooney has had the pressure of being considered England’s best, while Didier Drogba is seen as the […]

  Ryan Covel

The elimination of Spain from the 2014 World Cup today is not just the end of their tournament – it’s the end of a dynasty, and arguably a style of football altogether. Embarrassingly losing 5-1 to Netherlands last week proved not to be a one-off, as the Spaniards saw defeat again today against a Chilean […]

  Ryan Covel

This has easily been the most exciting World Cup I have seen in my lifetime, and that seems to be the general consensus among many people, young and old. Between Netherlands playing some of their best football against Spain, the latter coming into the tournament as favourites, and Switzerland scoring in the last second of […]

Every time the World Cup rolls around, one or two players tend to captivate the audience that is the millions of people watching across the globe. In Mexico 1986, it was Diego Maradona who was the man of the hour. Maradona single-handedly carried his Argentinian squad to greatness as Argentina took home their second World […]

With the World Cup just under a week away, there has already been a lot of hype, controversy, injuries, and everything in between. While this World Cup will certainly be exciting to watch because of some surprisingly strong sides, such as Belgium and Ecuador, it will be even more exciting because of the array of […]

  Eric DePriester

Manti Te’o is the latest athlete to be outed as a creative deviant, clutching onto the childhood convention of imaginary friends long past its accepted expiration date, but he is by no means the first to have such a fantastic crutch. It is a long tradition for the most stressed, expended minds to swing towards […]

  Peter Lowry

When I was in high school, I remember a horrific incident that occurred during a game of soccer. Our goal keeper had strayed from his zone to grab a loose ball, and collided into an offensive player that was racing him to the same ball and was trying to score. During that collision, he took […]