2018 FIFA World Cup Countdown – Part 1: The Top Contenders

FIFA World Cup fever is approaching, and every football fan will be excited for the games to begin on June 14. Current champions Germany...

It’s Not (Just) A Game: Fantasy Sports Are Taking Over

Getting an email out of the blue from a British fantasy sports nerd was one of the best updates Across The Culture received in...

The Coutinho Saga: Why the Timing Isn’t Right

In his first piece ever for ATC, RayMoN, both a Liverpool and a Barcelona fan, tries to make sense of the strange mid-season transfer of...

A Year of Ls: The NFL

You know I'm not a fan of American football or the NFL. But objectively speaking, the sport and the league have taken some serious...

A Year of Ws: The NBA

Smooth isn't enough to define the transition of power between former NBA commissioner David Stern and current commissioner Adam Silver. In his short tenure,...

We’re Pressed About Jalen Ramsey Possibly Being Gay. Why?

Football players talk a lot of shit. You don't get to the NFL without knowing how to engage in psychological warfare. But Jacksonville Jaguars...

Warriors Early Struggles Mean Damn, The NBA is *Really* Good

We've seen the Warriors in form. This isn't it. You don't have to tell me they're just getting started, I know. But take an...

Barcelona: When Sports Genuinely Get Political

Camp Nou seats nearly 100,000. That makes it the largest soccer stadium in Europe, and the second largest in the world. FC Barcelona, current La...

English Sides Looking Good in Champions League

With obliterating 6-0 and 4-0 results from Chelsea and Manchester City, a 3-0 from Man U, as well as a thrilling display of attacking...

Bishop Gorman and What Football CAN Do For America

If you've watched the classic high school football series Friday Night Lights, you know Coach Eric Taylor was a coach of character before he was a football...