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Author: Kurt Zottl

The ESPN Layoffs Have Taught Us One Thing: It’s Our Fault

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the midst of the crazy world we are living in, it continues to get crazier from ESPN’s perspective. If you haven’t heard the news, ESPN had laid off 300 employees and leaving 200 open positions unfilled, many of them being journalistic jobs.  While ESPN continues to be the empire of sports media (Phenom Media soon) many people, including former employee Bob Ley, showcased their frustration towards the situation. He stated the following:  “Trying to remain objective and unemotional as I learn of the ESPN team members laid off today. Not possible. Not as I see...

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A New Era In Washington: What it Means to Me as a Fan

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn July 13th, 2020, it was announced that the Washington Football Franchise will move on from their name “Redskins” after 88 years. Coming from a Washington fan, I am saddened by the fact that the team I have supported my whole life will enter a new stage of its football franchise, but understand where the team is coming from, and why this decision has to, and will be made.  I have so many fond memories of the team name, from RG3 back in 2012, the Kirk Cousins era (YOU LIKE THAT?!), the 6-3 run led by...

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What the Cutting of Collegiate Athletic Programs Means to Me

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs a high school student living in Charlotte, North Carolina, the decision of what college to attend often runs in my mind. I’ve thought of many different schools, but a certain school stands at the top of that list for me: Appalachian State University, a beautiful campus located in Boone, North Carolina. But today, something regarding the school made me sit in shock: The cuts of Men’s Soccer, Indoor Track & Field, and Men’s Tennis.  The fact that so many kids and students are going to App State to live their dream of playing college athletics,...

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22 Team NBA Format: How it All Works

Reading Time: < 1 minuteThe NBA is back. Let that sink in. On July 31st, the NBA will return to action, after several months of no basketball (and no sports as a whole) due to COVID-19. But that’ll soon end, and I know basketball fans around the world are ecstatic about its return. But due to the league suspending its play for a little over 3 months, the NBA will implement a 22 team format to end the season, and to head into the playoffs. If you’re confused about what that means, and how that affects the league, here’s...

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Why Sam Darnold Is the Most Underrated Player in the NFL

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the NFL, everything is about situation and opportunity, opposed to solely talent. When evaluating a QB, it’s important that we look at the situation handed to this QB, and if it’s fair to criticize that player. I’m focusing on Sam Darnold who has been presented the worst possible situation in all of football. Even with that, he has played very well. Here’s why he’s by far the most underrated QB in football. I don’t want to focus solely on stats, but for this stance, I have to bring up statistics to benefit my point of...

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