Category: Opinion

Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

#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


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 »

8itorial: Thank you, college basketball season

8itorials, Opinion

Dear 2017 College Basketball Season: What a year we just had. Maybe not the best basketball we’ve ever seen, but the great thing about sports is that the action is only part of the story. Ultimately, a season is a collection of moments that combine to shape our memories, and the good entirely consumes the… Read more »