Saturday’s World Boxing Council Heavyweight title match was nothing short of spectacular. You expect that to be the case when two guys named Wilder and Fury meet at the most iconic venue in boxing to compete for a title that might as well read “The Biggest and Baddest MF on Earth.”
The fight itself was a spectacle, especially for the bloodthirsty fans who pay to see nothing more than two overgrown men beat each other until they break.
The 100th season of the National Football League (NFL) will be fondly remembered as the year of the black quarterback, particularly by those fans who know the history of that position.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it took 50 years since the start of the league for the first starting black quarterback, Marlin Briscoe, to be drafted.
On June 24, 1995, what is likely the most iconic image in rugby history was captured in Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Then-President of South Africa Nelson Mandela stood proudly on the podium congratulating then-Springboks captain Francois Pienaar, an Afrikaaner man, before handing him the Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy.
It is no coincidence that many of my earliest memories involve the game I fell in love with as a child. At three years old, I was watching my dad coach youth soccer. By the age of four, I was kicking a ball around with no other motive other than the pure, unbridled joy of it.
I’m not a tennis fan, nor do I proclaim to be. But I do have a mother who is absolutely crazy about the sport. I have become numb to the late night and early morning shrills that come around tournament season.
Between 1946 and 1949, it was hard to find an edition of the Orient in which the name Matthew D. Branche ’49 did not appear. His athletic dominance earned him a great deal of notoriety throughout the state of Maine.
If you haven’t heard the story of Iran’s “Blue Girl,” it’s not your fault. It has been a blip in a news cycle dominated by Brexit, Antonio Brown and the Global Climate Strike that many within the Bowdoin community participated in.
August marked three years since Colin Kaepernick chose to take a stand by taking a knee against racial injustice. As is the case with most matters of race in this country, few were willing to take him to task on the issues that he intended to bring to light.