As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Four professional sports leagues, combat sports promotions and other organizations around the United States are left wondering about what’s … Continue Reading COVID-19: Planning out a potential calendar for a return to sports amid coronavirus pandemic
As the world maneuvers through the COVID-19 pandemic, many sports fans are feeling the effects as it relates to the ability to watch games across the NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA … Continue Reading Missing sports? Useful alternatives to help you get your fix during the COVID-19 pandemic
Why the Bruins could be the team to break a historic trend after their Game 7 loss in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final
Boston Bruins fans experienced the ultimate hockey heartbreak in June of 2019, but if current trends continue, they could be the first team in more than 60 years to flip … Continue Reading Why the Bruins could be the team to break a historic trend after their Game 7 loss in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final
Super Bowl LIV has come and gone, and NFL teams can officially focus on the offseason and turn their attention to the 2020 season. That means football fans can relax … Continue Reading Can the XFL succeed as they enter the football fray in 2020? The early numbers say yes
2020 Pro Bowl: Some players and fans have lost interest, so what can the NFL do to salvage the situation?
Pro Bowl nominations mean a lot to players for a multitude of reasons: It serves as a resume builder for some who may need the extra recognition in the long … Continue Reading 2020 Pro Bowl: Some players and fans have lost interest, so what can the NFL do to salvage the situation?
The end of 2019 arrived quickly after a whirlwind of a year as it relates to sports. Free agency flew by in the NBA, the Antonio Brown drama seemed to … Continue Reading New year, new era: Which player in the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL defined each league in 2019?
The Sports Equinox: The history of the rare event and why it’s occurred more frequently in recent years
It’s rare for the stars to perfectly align when it comes to the Big Four sports leagues, and the occasion is so infrequent that it has its own name: the … Continue Reading The Sports Equinox: The history of the rare event and why it’s occurred more frequently in recent years
For better or worse: Evaluating the impact of social media on the NBA as LeBron James adds to China controversy
Social media has become a dominant trend across every sport over the last few years, with some leagues handling the pressure of a 24-hour news cycle better than others. Many … Continue Reading For better or worse: Evaluating the impact of social media on the NBA as LeBron James adds to China controversy
‘Voice of God’: John Rooke prepares for 28th season as Patriots PA announcer while son Austin lands play-by-play job with Providence Bruins
Not many people can say they’ve been working with the New England Patriots longer than the Kraft family. Not Bill Belichick or Tom Brady. None of the team’s coaches, and … Continue Reading ‘Voice of God’: John Rooke prepares for 28th season as Patriots PA announcer while son Austin lands play-by-play job with Providence Bruins
Sure, many sports fans would argue that the game being played on the field, court or ice is what really glues them to their seats while they’re watching the NFL, … Continue Reading Pick-Six: Best active sports announcers
The Swing of Things’ Austin Bumpus joins Trails to Peaks Radio to discuss site’s creation, other topics in sports media
Austin Bumpus, founder of The Swing of Things, recently joined Rob Huckins on the latest episode of “Trails to Peaks Radio,” talking about the mindset and motivation behind The Swing … Continue Reading The Swing of Things’ Austin Bumpus joins Trails to Peaks Radio to discuss site’s creation, other topics in sports media
EA Sports’ NHL series has gone downhill in the last five or six years, with advancements in the game’s graphics and gameplay seemingly taking its value down a notch year … Continue Reading ‘NHL 20’: 10 first impressions about gameplay as EA Sports releases Open Beta
Hello everyone, and welcome back to the new and improved version of The Swing of Things! About three years ago, this site served as an outlet for a staff of … Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: The reboot
After a kicked cameraman, deflated footballs and everything in between, the world has seen some crazy reasoning for athletes to be suspended. To settle it all, I took a look … Continue Reading Pick-Six: Most unusual suspensions
Stanley Cup Finals: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Regular season series: The two teams split the regular match up with the road team winning both times, with the Sharks … Continue Reading 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Finals Predictions
The Tampa Bay Lightning are were in the midst of one of the craziest playoff runs in recent memory, after losing star forward Steven Stamkos before the playoffs began, and are … Continue Reading Pick-Six: Top Stanley Cup runs of all time