Jeremy Goldstein is a sports editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying political science and film and media studies. Jeremy can be reached at [email protected]

The Little Londoner: On fan abuse

Second division British football can be an absolute pressure cooker for players: unreasonable expectations and petty howl after howl litter the drunken crowds, and no player’s celebrity can exempt him from taking a strong verbal lashing. Nestled in the corner of Queen Park’s Rangers Loftus Road stadium on a balmy Tuesday evening were the dueling […]

The Little Londoner: Manchester United’s American problem

Peppering over a grim 0–0 scoreline on a familiar gray evening in Manchester was a cantankerous sea of red fans. Instead of being ready to stand and cheer, however, they were ready to stand and walk out.  Many of the scarves were not in the typical maroon red but instead a green and yellow, the […]

The Little Londoner: On Acclimating to London

Groveling over an exhilarating final 10 minutes during the Arsenal-Chelsea fixture on Jan. 21 in London pub The Fountain Abbey, I suddenly found myself in the middle of Serbia. Not literally, unfortunately, but I had indeed spiritually landed there from a tale spun by a drunken web. The spider responsible? A cheery bloke from the […]

Schmuck of the Week: Boomer watch in Italy

Here we have a tale ripe for the current “OK Boomer” moment we find ourselves in.  An old, surly and impatient chairman demands his team to go on a week-long retreat in the team’s practice facility to improve performance. An archaic practice in Italian football known as ritiro, this practice calls for players to remain […]

Schmuck of the Week: A Myles Garrett take you might not expect

Who knew a trip to the barbershop could be so disheartening. Well, I must qualify this by saying that it is not a reflection of the barbershop itself but a cliché staple of barbershops that reminds me just how different the Tufts University realm can be from city life. Settling into the chair with my […]

Schmuck of the Week: What Roberto Osuna Represents for MLB

The art of trading in professional sports has become unceremoniously mechanical and businesslike. In the analytical environment we inhabit today, player transactions often forget one of the two words making up its identification: the player.  A lot has been made recently about Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager of the Houston Astros, who in celebration […]

Schmuck of the Week: Context for the Hong Kong-China situation

So this is an absolute nightmare to talk about. No one is right. No one is wrong.  But somehow, everything is in flames — especially the jersey of LeBron James. How did we get here? Instead of dishing out the typical schmuck of the week label, I will carefully dance around assigning a tag until […]

Women’s soccer completes impressive back-to-back arc over NESCAC rivals

The traveling Jumbos could not be tamed in their bus tour across the surprisingly temperate Northeast. Tufts’ women’s soccer team came out victorious in back-to-back road contests against competitive NESCAC rivals, downing Hamilton 3–0 on Sunday after triumphing over Amherst 2–1 on Saturday.  The wins leave the Jumbos sitting at 10–1–1 with a 6–1 conference record, […]

Schmuck of the Week: Vontaze Burfict edition

I don’t think Vontaze Burfict is at fault for Vontaze Burfict still being in the news. A combined 13 suspensions and fines later, he’s reached a collision point with the NFL. In other words, there will be no more collisions for Burfict this year: He’s been suspended for the remainder of the season. An honorable […]

Schmuck of the Week: Stephen A. and Gottlieb

Gaining the spotlight in the sports media industry can be a tough ask. Meticulous work over decades with fine attention to detail can be swept under the rug in a heartbeat by a Stephen A. Smith eardrum-paralyzing rant. In the modern era of goldfish-level attention spans, either you maintain your permanent celebrity status like doctor […]