Featuring sports-related articles from Brad Weisman.
published Dec 12th 2016, 5:38 am, by Drake Bennett (Bloomberg Pursuits) — “Do you smoke?” Ali MacGrain asks in his Scottish brogue. We’re standing on skis, I somewhat unsteadily, in bright morning sunlight on a lower flank of Northstar California Resort. MacGrain teaches skiing here, and though his accent doesn’t
As the NCAA college basketball tournament gets closer we can always look at prior history. Over the years we see the same conferences play strong through the entire season: * Big 10 * SEC * ACC * PAC However, what is done through the course of the season which means
As we rush into the Super Bowl this weekend we see two teams that clearly have had great seasons. Tom Brady continues to prove that he can drive the Patriots to big games year in and year out. However, the better story is the Atlanta Falcons who have not seen
The college football season has most recently come to a close. Every year we get excited to see who will make it to the college football championship. However, the last few years the top 5 teams have been teams we have expected to make it far along and compete for
published Oct 11th 2016, 8:22 pm, by Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — At No. 5 Experimental Primary School in the coal-mining city of Taiyuan, the red carpet is out. School girls in pink and white stand at the entrance, while fellow students sit in perfect rows inside, awaiting the arrival of
published Nov 29th 2016, 11:00 am, by Leonid Bershidsky (Bloomberg View) —The income distributions of many professions look like pyramids: A few very well-paid people at the top, a smaller number of well-off journeymen in the middle and lots of struggling hopefuls at the bottom. That pyramid is especially steep
At an early age it was clear he was not just a big kid, but in fact had gifted athletic ability and size. You usually don’t get both, but Tony did and you can’t teach either. It was coupled by the fact he had a brother who participated in the
published Nov 3rd 2016, 9:21 am, by Stephen L. Carter (Bloomberg View) — There’s a theory in psychology that we root for underdogs because we perceive them as scrappy. They work harder than the other guys. For champions, it all comes easy. For the underdogs, it’s all struggle and sweat.
published Oct 27th 2016, 3:14 pm, by Charlie Sheen, as told to Ryan Parker (Hollywood Reporter) – Charlie Sheen is a massive baseball fan, not just because he starred in films about the game, but because he grew up playing it. Now, the actor who brought Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn
SPORTS: How the Chicago Cubs Could Boost World Series Ratings (and Give Fox a $30M Advertising Windfall)
published Oct 19th 2016, 10:29 am As Chicagoans Bill Murray and John Cusack know well, it has been 108 years since the Cubs won the World Series. But now the team could be headed to its first Fall Classic since 1945 – and Fox Sports is as happy as any