Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

Five years ago last week, I went from the working world to being unemployed. I wouldn’t wish unemployment on anyone…it’s been a rough journey, and at times, I feel like hiding from the world.  I don’t know how I have survived this long not having full-time employment, but I have and continue to do so.  … More Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me

You Can’t Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them: Zach McCabe Fiasco

Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t hold back his displeasure towards social media during his press conference on Monday. After Iowa’s loss to Wisconsin, several Iowa fans typed out their frustrations at Hawkeye senior Zach McCabe. McCabe was called for a blocking foul (that could have gone the other way), and he air-balled a … More You Can’t Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them: Zach McCabe Fiasco

Feeding Frenzy

Former college classmate Chris Thomas penned an entry on his blog last month on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing. Chris wrote about how the zeal of “being the first” with a story causes the media to make too many mistakes and trip over themselves. He points out that viewers, and society in general, … More Feeding Frenzy

Relevancy Doesn’t Need to Be Personal

As a sports fan and a voracious reader, I read different perspectives on sports topics and stories that are interesting, insightful, controversial, and thought-provoking. Call me crazy, but what we’re seeing on the internet between sports writers and bloggers on a national level has turned into an online street brawl filled with bravado and egos. Michael Lazerow wrote a column … More Relevancy Doesn’t Need to Be Personal