I Built a Gritty Costume for Twenty Bucks

[Author’s note: this piece is best read while listening to this.] Nobody said it could (/should) be done. When I think of all the sports movies that make me cry, they all share the common trait of telling a story about someone overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds with nothing but grit and heart. I believe this…

Recap of the USA/Iceland Final of the Junior Goodwill Games

In their first meeting, Iceland crushingly defeated Team USA. This was due in large part to the hubris Team USA gained from securing victories over noted hockey powerhouses Team Italy and Team Trinidad and Tobago. Iceland put an end to that glory with a 12-1 decision. The USA managing to hang-on (let alone make it…