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Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
March 28
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

With the grueling 162-game season and the agonizingly long MLB postseason, four lucky teams will play yet another game in pursuit of a championship title. Put into effect as of this upcoming 2012 season, one wildcard team will be added to each league with a one-game playoff pending their participation in the...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
March 14
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

In a season that had Chris Paul teaming up with Blake Griffin in L.A., Dwight Howard, Deron Williams and Rajon Rondo on the cusp of being traded, Ricky Rubio finally coming to the NBA and LINsanity, this shortened NBA season has still been a complete disappointment. Right when things look to heat ...

Behind the Jersey: MLB idols fade with Hamilton's second relapse

Behind the Jersey: MLB idols fade with Hamilton's second relapse

Samir Moussawel
February 22
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

If the world is looking for a place where their children can look up to their role models and aspire to walk in the same shoes as their mentors, Major League Baseball is probably not the best place to do so right now. Right when fans buy a shirt or jersey of the player they love due to their on and o...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
February 8
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

For most fans in America, the final game of the NFL season culminates in the passion, drive and talent that has been portrayed throughout the year by two teams in hopes of hoisting the ever-popular Lombardi Trophy. For EVERY American, fan or not, the Super Bowl is about the commercials. The game is ...

Patriots-Giants experience deja vu heading into Super Bowl XLVI

Patriots-Giants experience deja vu heading into Super Bowl XLVI

Samir Moussawel
January 25
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

After conference championship Sunday’s three-point margin of victories were completed and the Super Bowl XLVI (46) matchup was decided, the headlines of NFL.com read: “Déjà Blue”. I couldn’t agree more.  Not only have the Patriots and Giants met in the Super Bowl in recent years, but the two tea...

Behind the Jersey

Behind the Jersey

Samir Moussawel
December 7
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

Going into Week 13, the Packers are still perfect… barely. Even with the 12-0 record, it hasn’t been the smoothest of routes for the Green Bay squad. The hot and cold season has seen their offense rise and their defense occasionally fall. Although they lead the planet with interceptions, they have al...

Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012

Marlins scratch 'Florida,' add 'Miami' for 2012

Samir Moussawel
November 16
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

19 years of baseball, 19 years of proud traditions and 19 years of excellence are just a few ways the Marlins organization can be described. Once known as the Florida Marlins, the “Fightin’ Fish” have relocated to the former site of the beloved Orange Bowl in downtown Miami and shaved off the “Flo...

Behind the Jersey: Rangers-Cardinals' Fall Classic tops the list

Behind the Jersey: Rangers-Cardinals' Fall Classic tops the list

Samir Moussawel
November 2
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

This year’s Fall Classic between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals may have been arguably the most unlikely and exciting World Series of all time. In its 107-year history, there could only be a handful that could even come close. What made it so enthralling? Could it be the clutch pinch-hit RBI ...

Behind the Jersey: NFL division dwellers on top in 2011

Samir Moussawel
October 19
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

There is something in the Gatorade around the NFL this year. With the exception of the always-dominant Patriots and the defending-champion Packers, all the divisions find the usual dwellers riding high. Entering Week Six of the season, the Lions, Bills and 49ers had the same combined record as the Packers,...

behind the jersey

behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel
October 5
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

The final days of the 2011 MLB regular season brought more excitement to our living rooms than anyone could have anticipated. Whether it was the giant collapse by the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox or the impressive surges from the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals, viewers were on the edge of the...

Headscratchers, not-so-shockers of 2011 MLB

Headscratchers, not-so-shockers of 2011 MLB

Samir Moussawel
September 21
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Columns, Sports

As the playoffs near for Major League Baseball and more or less all of the division leaders are set in stone, with about 10 games left in the season, I give you a run through the surprising and not-so-surprising happenings of the 2011 baseball season. What met our expectations: Yankees-Red Sox rivalry kep...

behind the jersey

behind the jersey

Samir Moussawel
September 7
Filed under Behind the Jersey, Sports

An infinite amount of questions abound leading up to the 2011 season that saw everything from a free agency frenzy to a lockout that sparked a few sweats from nearly every fan in America. Here are my top 10 questions for the 2011 NFL season. 10. Will Reggie Bush re-ignite  his career as a Miami Dolphin?...

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