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Air Jordan VS. The King

Air Jordan VS. The King
Viking Magazine takes a dive into the heated basketball G.O.A.T debate: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James
December 4, 2020

AIR JORDAN The Last Dance documentary put Jordan back in the spotlight and showed a new generation the superhuman abilities he put on display throughout his career. Though we often succumb to recency...

Championship Asterisk

Championship Asterisk
As the world normalizes itself with the effects of COVID-19, it can be hard to remember a time when the world was functioning “normally.” Many sports leagues have now finished their first season in a COVID-safe format, a debate on whether championships won in these altered-format seasons should be asterisked and treated differently than championships in regular seasons.
December 4, 2020

There’s no doubt one of the greatest feats in sports is winning a championship; watching your team battle injuries, go through slumps, and come out on top is amazing. However, during the 2019-2020 season...

The Final Word: The NFL Should Reconsider Starting the Season

The Final Word: The NFL Should Reconsider Starting the Season
When the sports that we love were taken away from us because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were all devastated. But we wanted them to come back just how we left them, not with athletes having to skip games and matches getting suspended. The NFL has seen many players get sick in recent weeks which suggests that it’s time to suspend the season, and only return once they can ensure that the integrity of the game won’t be affected.
October 14, 2020

Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans are currently 3-0, surprising many fans following their Cinderella story run to the AFC championship game last season. However, those three wins may be their only...

PLANT BASED vs PLANT WASTE

PLANT BASED vs PLANT WASTE
October 14, 2020

PLANT BASED: Vegan or plant-based diets are superior, especially for athletes By Hailey Beck and Sofia Leva Grass. Leaves. Flowers. These “foods” are what most people think vegan people eat. Heck,...

Viking Tries Fantasy Football

Viking Tries Fantasy Football
October 14, 2020

For those who don’t know how fantasy works, each team consists of players that they draft or pick up off the waivers. Every week each team plays another team comparing the stats of the whole team. For...

More Than a Game

More Than a Game
The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting absence of sports has made one thing clear. Our attitude towards sports—our assertion that they're just hobbies, just pastimes, just cheap entertainment—has been far too flippant.
May 30, 2020

The absence of any kind of televised sports over the last two months is wreaking havoc on my household. Two months ago, at precisely 7:10 PM every night, you would have found my dad and brother glued to...

Social Distancing Sports

Social Distancing Sports
May 27, 2020

As a team sport athlete, I am very used to and deeply enjoy being in the presence of others: my teammates, my coaches, my adoring fans, etc.. Therefore, my experience in quarantine has been extremely jarring...

Viking Tries: NBA 2K20

Viking Tries: NBA 2K20
May 26, 2020

In the past decade, esports have come a long way. Playing video games in front of an audience for a living, a concept that was laughed at in the past has emerged as a reality for people across the...

When Should Sports Start?

When Should Sports Start?
May 23, 2020

The Coronavirus has had many impacts on the world around us. One thing that it greatly affects is the world of sports. Sports all over the world have canceled their seasons and stopped practice in order...

The Women Behind the Madness

The Women Behind the Madness
The men’s NCAA March Madness tournament is practically a nationally-recognized holiday, one that disrupts normal work and life for millions of Americans. But, stuck in the shadow of the men’s tournament and underreported on by major media organizations, lies the Women’s March Madness tournament—an event deserving of equal representation and March-induced mayhem.
May 23, 2020

Each year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s Division I basketball tournament dominates the airwaves from mid-March through the first week of April. In the weeks leading up to it, avid...

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