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Phillip Goldberg


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Bird's Eye View: Winter Olympics and the NBA on Christmas

There is plenty to be excited about this winter in the wonderful world of sports. The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea begins on Feb. 9. The NBA has scheduled a compelling series of games for Christmas day. With a host of changes coming to the Winter Olympics this year and an opportunity to take ...

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Bird's Eye View: Let them smoke weed

There exists a painkiller, a drug, that is innocuous even in the highest dosages. Many athletes, including retired NFL player Eugene Monroe, attest to its efficacy in treating pain and improving their quality of life. Even more promising is this drug's suspected neuro-protective capabilities, which, ...

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Bird's Eye View: No Redskins on Thanksgiving

Football on Thanksgiving is an American tradition almost as old as the holiday itself. Though the actual event from which we derive Thanksgiving occurred in 1621, when members of the Wampanoag Tribe celebrated a successful harvest with Plymouth settlers, it wasn't until President Abraham Lincoln that ...

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Bird's Eye View: The hardest sport

If you flew over Cambridge, Mass. this past Sunday, you would have seen a few thousand people running. Their legs beat time through the pelting rain, as they snaked along the Charles River. Without knowledge of the concept of marathons, perhaps you might have ascribed the mass movement to some form ...

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Football seniors sent off with 22 wins, most since 1982

Though Tufts dropped its last game of the season, the 2017 season marked Tufts' third winning season in a row — a feat the program has not accomplished since 1989–91 under former coach Duane Ford. The Tufts Jumbos (5–4) hosted the Middlebury Panthers (7–2) on Saturday at the Ellis Oval. Middlebury ...

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Bird's Eye View: General Electric, not jeans

Famous athletes boast immense followings. Almost 64 million people follow Cristiano Ronaldo's Twitter account. That is just about a fifth of the U.S. population and 20 million more followers than Donald Trump's Twitter. When Ronaldo plays soccer, the whole world watches. With access to so many ...

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Bird's Eye View: A twisted fantasy

I have five fantasy football teams, a Premier League fantasy soccer team and a fantasy basketball team. The draws of fantasy sports are stronger than ever with the rise of daily fantasy sports and a proliferation of websites for the traditional season-long version. Even though fantasy sports take ...

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