Kevin Bendesky
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A big year

This year has been the first good year in sports for me in quite some time —since 2008, frankly. After years scraping by in everything […]

At what cost?

He stood on the sidelines. The roar of the crowd had changed. Sounds were whirling, lodged in the background; in the foreground, a ringing resounded. […]

Hockey worth playing

In 2012, the Los Angeles Kings were crowned NHL champions. Their Stanley Cup capped a near-perfect playoff run, in which they dropped a total of […]

If you can play, you can play

On May 10, 2014, Michael Sam received a phone call from the St. Louis Rams. The team rang to announce that it was drafting him. […]

YALE: Tomorrow is unique

While preparing for the Sports Desk’s Yale-Harvard piece, I did what any scholarly columnist ought to do: scoured the web for disparaging Harvard news with […]

A disturbing trend

Sitting atop the Ivy League standings, the Harvard men’s soccer team prepared for its game against Columbia in the first week of November. A victory […]

The humanity of errors

Up 30–14, Yale football quarterback Kurt Rawlings ’20 took the snap on third-and-goal at the two. He shuffled left, thought twice and scrambled out of […]

More than a field at play

If you’ve opened Twitter or a newspaper in the last few days — or your eyes for that matter — you’ve probably seen a photo […]

BENDESKY: Bring in the Bowl

From 1976 to 2010, 80,242 fair-weather fans flooded Giant’s Stadium in the Meadowlands of New Jersey to watch New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning swallow […]

BENDESKY: Against finals after finals

On a beautiful Tuesday, I sat in the stands of an 89-year-old stone baseball stadium. I gazed at the base of the diamond before a […]

BENDESKY: Stagger your starts

On Friday, February 17, the Yale men’s hockey team faced off against the No. 3 team in the country: none other than the former home […]