FRONDORF: We could have had it all

February 7, 2013
Guys, we almost had a fair catch kick at the end of the Super Bowl.

Frondorf: Goodell stuck in catch-22

January 31, 2013
This should have been a pleasant week for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

FRONDORF: Putting Te’o in perspective

January 24, 2013
A few days ago, I was sitting with a couple friends at dinner, talking about — what else — the Manti Te’o hoax.

FRONDORF: Lessons from Santa

January 17, 2013
This holiday season, I started believing in Santa. No, not the one so admirably portrayed by Tim Allen in a series of gripping biopics. I’m talking about Dr. Santa Ono, the new president of the University of Cincinnati.

FRONDORF: VCU firing raises questions

December 6, 2012
The sports world has seen more than its usual share of controversy over the last week.

FRONDORF: Madden absurdism

November 29, 2012
Thanksgiving Eve — the perfect time to catch up with some friends. We decided to party like it was 2010 and reach into the nostalgia bin for “Madden NFL 11” to relive our glory days.

FRONDORF: Maybe, just maybe

November 16, 2012
On Sept. 15, a brand-new Yale football team took the field in our nation’s capital to play Georgetown

FRONDORF: Bowls are bunk (what a surprise)

November 8, 2012
Last Saturday afternoon, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats took home field at Nippert Stadium, looking for a win over Big East rival Syracuse after two straight losses that knocked them out of the national polls. After a hard-fought 35–24 Cincinnati victory, the Bearcats became bowl eligible with a 6–2 record! I trembled with excitement as »

FRONDORF: Athletics survey: an epistolary response

November 1, 2012
“Yale is about learning. It is not about meaningless sports or professions.” That’s real talk from a real student, apparently. Before fall break, the Yale College Council released its “Presidential Search Report,” which included a compilation of some of the student responses to a survey about, what else, the world-ending search for Yale’s next president. »

FRONDORF: Abbreviated grieving, and lack of fandom, at Yale

October 17, 2012
I waited all year for this. More than a year, actually. Two seasons, 324 games. Two years after my hometown Cincinnati Reds got swept in horrendous fashion by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS, the Redlegs finally had another chance. And two Sunday nights ago, they were up two games to none against the »

FRONDORF: The Murphy-Frondorf Law

October 11, 2012
“We don’t understand the infield fly rule, either.” That little joke, likely the doing of some PR person trying futilely to humanize the bio section on the MLB’s Twitter account, was perhaps a little too accurate on Friday night, when obscure infield fly rule was invoked controversially at a crucial moment of a wild card, »

FRONDORF: Goodbye, replacement refs

October 4, 2012
“I will remember you. Will you remember me?” said no one about the NFL replacement referees, as the league finally made a deal last week to bring the professional crews back on the field. Considering a popular YouTube “in memoriam” video set highlights of the replacements’ greatest bloopers against the weepy Sarah McLachlan song of »