By CARA COOPER I love baseball. I think it’s the greatest sport on earth. However, sometimes it can be really stupid. Not even fun stupid either, just stupid-stupid. And there is nothing more stupid than baseball’s “unwritten rules.” Rules like “never lay down a bunt to break up an opposing pitcher’s no-hitter.” That happened Wednesday … Continue reading Baseball’s unwritten rules need to go
By CARA COOPER There was a segment that used to air on SportsCenter called “Why We Love Sports Today.” It was basically just something funny or heartwarming, romanticizing a sports moment or person. It was supposed to be a brief moment to remind viewers of all the good that can come from sports and why … Continue reading What I love about sports today
By CARA COOPER A couple of years ago, right after I graduated from college, my friends asked me to play on their church league co-ed volleyball team. I played for a couple of seasons and we really got into it. I didn’t play volleyball in high school because back then I was stubborn and didn’t … Continue reading What is the coolest move in sports?
By CARA COOPER A couple of months ago, I wrote a column asking the important question “what is the coolest move in sports?” Well, since it’s Olympic time and that’s literally all I’ve watched or paid attention to for the last 13 days (not an exaggeration), I thought I’d ask the question again – what … Continue reading What is the coolest move in Winter Olympic sports?
By CARA COOPERThere was a movie that came out a couple of years ago called “Eddie the Eagle,” based on the true story of British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. Basically, Edwards was a dorky kid who had one dream – making it to the Olympics. He tried a bunch of different things until … Continue reading Don’t insult the Olympics by making it on a technicality
By CARA COOPER Last year around this time, my newspaper's newsroom did what just about every office in the United States did and held an office pool for NCAA Tournament brackets. It’s the same every year. The winner gets to hang their bracket on the wall with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles victory ribbon for … Continue reading How to pick your NCAA tournament bracket
By CARA COOPER Welcome back for part two of my definitive list of best current Virginia athletes. As a reminder, I’m ranking the top 8 best athletes currently playing who call (or have called) Virginia home. To refresh your memory, the rules are: - The athlete has to be currently competing or not yet retired. … Continue reading Who’s the best current pro athlete from Virginia? Pt. 2