Category: Opinion


Max Gongaware

8 Gr8 Yom Kippur Movies

8itorials, Articles

L’shana Tova, y’all! Last week, my people celebrated one of our biggest holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Every year, we watch as the calendar turns from the month of Elul to the month of Tishrei. We do this while eating apples and honey, symbolizing the beginning of a “sweet new year.” It’s delicious…. Read more »

Who’s the best football coach in the Big 4?

8itorials, Opinion

You’ll never hear anyone lauding the Big 4 of Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake as football powerhouses, but it’s impossible to ignore that we’re in a pretty good spot here locally. Much like the ACC as a whole, coaching talent and stability have led to a sharp increase in success on the field…. Read more »

#919toMLS – 8 hard truths to consider

8itorials, Opinion

With the MLS in Raleigh today to talk expansion, here are 8 truths, some of them uncomfortable, about the possibility of the Triangle adding another top-level professional team: 1. Soccer is awesome and nobody cares if you think otherwise I’m talking to you, dinosaur. Yeah, those jokes about orange slices and juice boxes were funny… Read more »

Your Kevin Durant take is wrong

8itorials, Opinion

Kevin Durant’s offseason move to the Warriors and subsequent World Championship squarely puts all NBA appreciators in two distinct camps: those who cover or cheer for teams that can put together a roster like Golden State’s, and those who cover or cheer for teams that can’t. That’s all it comes down to, because at the… Read more »

Baseball de Mayo

8itorials

With no Weekly Bull8in this week (if you haven’t subscribed yet to our newsletter, do it!), I’ve decided to post what would have been this week’s “Max’s Corner” right here on the SC8 website. It’s Cinco de Mayo, so taking a risk like this one (posting without permission from the SC8 big-wigs) seems warranted. Speaking of… Read more »

What is SportsChannel8?: An 8itorial

8itorials, Opinion

“What is SportsChannel8?” The best thing about this question is that it has nothing to do with how we got here or what our long term plans are. When we’re asked “What is SportsChannel8”, it roughly translates to “so who do you guys cheer for?” because all media outlets HAVE to be biased, right? Readers,… Read more »