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Beyond The Arena | April 2, 2015

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We are a collective network of writers brought together by a common love for sports and a passion for artistic journalism. Less Stats; More Substance is our approach as we strive to introduce the world to a different, more flavorful side of sports. Through insightful and thought provoking commentary, we aim to take readers off the field, behind the scenes, and Beyond the Arena. 




The Michael Sam Story

December 29, 2014 |

He already had a name.  Honorable accolades sat on his shelf from his Mizzou Tigers days. He was up in the ranks..kind of; decent guy. But he had a secret. The secret that was only the beginning to an adverse season for the NFL. Read More

Why The NBA Didn’t Want Indiana To Win

June 4, 2013 |

As exhilarating as the series between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was, let’s be real for a second — The NBA did not want the Pacers in the Finals.  Read More

End of Kobe Era?

April 14, 2013 |

In case some of you NBA basketball fans missed it, this week one of the greatest players in recent generation and to ever play the game went down on what could be an career ending injury. Read More

Gatorade “Fixation”

March 26, 2013 |

Gatorade takes a dive into the dreams of NBA Kings, Kevin Durant and Dwayne Wade. Both guys fear failure so both work relentlessly to avoid it.   Read More

Heat Streak Boost Economy

March 21, 2013 |

I’m sure you guys are tired of me continuously talking about Lebron James and the Miami Heat. That’s understandable, really. However, things are pretty steamy in South Beach and the Heat aren’t the only beneficiaries. Read More

King James Conquers Terry

March 20, 2013 |

This NBA season has to be the year of sick dunks and the fallen victims. No, it’s not Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan posterizing poor souls. LeBron James is the perpetrator and Jason Terry is the victim. Read More