NBA just isn’t as watchable as it once was

BY: SIMONE WALKER It’s no secret, NBA ratings in that past two years have tanked, and rightfully so. The game simply just isn’t what it used to be. From star players out “resting” for certain games, the lack of intensity and competitiveness on defense, and the creation of “super teams” has resulted in the decline of ratings. According to Nielsen Figures, viewership across major broadcasters such as ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV is down 15 percent year-to-year. The increasing number of games that teams play without their star players is trampling the league. So far, 22 out of 35 games … Continue reading NBA just isn’t as watchable as it once was

Fall Sports Update

BY: BRENDAN CONROY The fall season for our Plainsmen Athletics has recently come to an end, but there is a lot to look back on. With star-studded athletes like Billy Beach carrying the football team to the state quarterfinals, Grace Dechiro bringing the girls field hockey team back to its twelfth sectional final, in the past 13 years, and Payton Zophy setting records for girls volleyball, this season will go down as one of the best ones yet. With boys volleyball finishing the season undefeated, boys cross country ranking second in the state, tennis looking their best they have in … Continue reading Fall Sports Update

Alarming ending to Antonio Brown’s career

BY: THOMAS KRILL AND BRENDAN ESPINAL Antonio Brown, former star wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was recently cut from the New England Patriots after sexual assault allegations surfaced, and left many football fans split on the matter. Later on after the announcement Brown said he will no longer play football in the NFL. Along with the sexual assault case, Brown’s publicity has been through the roof ever since he demanded a trade from the Steelers during the 2018-2019 season, and asked to be released from the Oakland Raiders.  Over the past year Brown’s career has been in a downward … Continue reading Alarming ending to Antonio Brown’s career