David Meyer is a sports editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior studying film and media studies. David can be reached at david.meyer@tufts.edu.

Postgame Press: Celebrate good plays, c’mon!

I love a good celebration. Someone got a promotion? Celebrate. Someone won a competition? Celebrate. Someone is having a baby? Celebrate. But you know what pastime loves a good celebration as much as I do? Sports. And today I want to celebrate celebrations. Celebrations in sports have been around for a long time. The first […]

Postgame Press: America’s soccer problem

If you did not know, America is not the center of the universe. It is tough these days not to focus on the United States and the United States alone, but there is plenty more going on out there. This is an attitude that extends from pop culture and politics to sports. America has the […]

Postgame Press: To the pain

To the pain. Westley from “The Princess Bride” (1987) demands a duel not to the death, but to the pain. I do not plan on ever getting into a duel, certainly not one that ends in the gruesome way he describes. But sports may be described as “to the pain.” We cheer and give our […]

Postgame Press: Nearing redemption for Tiger

This is a follow-up to a column published on March 14, in which I wrote about Tiger Woods in the Valspar Championship, where he placed second after a great round of golf. I wrote then of comebacks, but now I have more to write about: redemption. Tiger had a spectacular fall from grace in both […]

Postgame Press: Boo to booing

Two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles took the field for the first time since they won their first Super Bowl ever. In the first half, they had 68 yards of offense and 66 penalty yards. The team kneeled to end the half and headed into the locker rooms. That is when the fans started booing. […]

Postgame Press: Fan(tasy)hood

Being a fan means you get to be a part of an amazing community of people with whom you have a bond as soon as you see them at the game or on the street wearing a jersey. I see someone with my team’s hat and immediately feel a sense of kinship. But team allegiances […]

Postgame Press: On being triumphant

Triumphant is one of my favorite words. In no situation is it better than when talking about an against-all-odds story in sports. Appalachian State, unranked, beating No. 5 Michigan at the Big House. Leicester City overcoming 5,000-to-1 odds to win the Premier League in 2015–16. The “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team beating the Soviet Union […]

Postgame Press: Beware of social media

Social media has consumed a lot of American culture (and the culture of the world) within a time. These days, we see a lot of news about social media coming up on our Facebook feeds, ironically enough. Am I the only one who has seen a study about how much time social media takes up, […]

Postgame Press: Emotional and illogical

I am angry. I am steaming. Why? Absolutely no logical reason. That is why I love sports. For the past half hour, I have been reading articles about the NFL draft, which is scheduled for a little more than a week from now. Many of said articles are predicting that the Browns will draft a quarterback with […]

Postgame Press: Villainy on the green

The antagonist. Every great story has one. Sometimes (most of the time) we hate them (despise them). Sometimes, we cheer for them. This is true in movies, books and sports. The recent Masters tournament saw a former hero try to regain his status, as well as the birth of a new villain. Tiger Woods came out […]