In the 1977 hit documentary Pumping Iron, Arnold Schwarzenegger screams in pain as he attempts to pump out just one more incline bench press with hundreds of pounds hovering perilously above his neck. The all-out pursuit of perfect aesthetics is his only goal. Keep Reading
To all but the most optimistic Eagles Fans, any chance of a Super Bowl run appeared to have been unforgivingly annihilated. In the midst of Philadelphia’s best start to the regular season since 2004, starting quarterback and MVP front-runner Carson Wentz tore his ACL on what was otherwise an innocuous dive into the end zone against the Rams in Week 14. Devastation ensued. Keep Reading
Tiny granules of black rubber seep into second-hand Nike Cleats. Flickering lights give off an aura of a decommissioned haunted house. But as players open the tiny gate and take their first steps onto the field, the excitement of competition sets in. It is not the Rio de Janiero World Cup finals, but for the next 50 minutes, the flurry of goals washes away the locale and the world’s greatest game is played indoors. Keep Reading
Every year, Wesleyan Families are tasked with decorating their house for the Christmas season. The big question is: what type of tree will be displayed in the living room? Juniors Harrison Larner and Sophie Zetzsche debate real trees vs. fake trees. Keep Reading
Long overdue for a professional soccer franchise, Atlanta has served as the perfect location for Major League Soccer’s newest expansion club. ESPN Football Club’s Taylor Twellman said, “Atlanta United has single handedly given everyone a look of what Major League Soccer should look like. Stadium? Home Run. Coaching? Home Run. Every single week I look at the schedule and say who is Atlanta United playing because I want to watch them.”
United opened the season in Bobby Dodd stadium, where 55,297 fans attended their first home game. Even though they suffered a 1-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls, they sent a strong message to the league that they would be playoff contenders in their inaugural season. After a delay in construction of the retractable roof pushed back their opener at the new Mercedes Benz-Stadium, FC Dallas played Atlanta United on Sep. 10 in the first ever MLS match at the new stadium. A Leandro Gonzalez goal in the 14th minute got the match underway, and goals from Josef Martínez and Greg Garza sealed a 3-0 victory.