I’ve written a lot of game recaps over the years. I feel like for most sports writers, the grand majority of the first five years (at least) of our careers is spent on recaps, and I think doing so many for Goose’s Gabs gave me a leg up once I started doing it for pay.
But every once in awhile, another game recap just doesn’t fulfill my creative needs. Every so often, I need unleash my inner columnist and tackle the big issues of the sports world.
Or I just want to see how many Star Wars or penis references I can cram into a 1,000-word post (answer: a lot). Whatever.
Here, then, are my 10 best serious and not-so-serious opinion pieces written for Goose’s Gabs.
A Letter to A Bulls Center — 11/12/2010
Now Witness the Full Power… — 12/8/2010
Which Super Heroes Would Make Super Athletes? — 6/18/2011
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam! — 2/14/12
The Ultimate “Worst Idea Since” — 2/20/2012
Christmas at the Garden — 12/11/12
The Not Funny
Despite Winning Appeal, Ryan Braun Still Guilty — 2/27/2012
Tim Tebow Deserves Better — 3/21/2012
NFL Must Lead Charge Against Dirty Hits — 5/4/2012
Is The Homophobic Tide Finally Turning? — 5/25/2012
Complicity Proves Costly for Penn State — 7/24/2012
Armstrong’s Ban is Cycling’s Death Knell — 8/25/2012