All posts by Oliver Ristow

Oliver Ristow is a sportswriter for Writtalin. He played football and hockey at Pacific Lutheran University before graduating from Colorado State University. He is an avid outdoorsman and occasionally, he brushes his teeth in the shower. You can email Oliver at: oliverr@writtalin.com

Posted On January 16, 2014By Oliver RistowIn Sports, Sports Takes

NFL Championship Weekend Preview

It’s weekends like this upcoming one that make being a sports fan wonderful. In one game, you’ve got two of, if not THE two greatest quarterbacks of all time fighting for a chance at one more ring to help finish cementing their legacies. In the other, you’ve got two of most exciting and dynamic young quarterbacks in the game, eager to begin creating theirs. It’s also worth noting that the four remaining teams were by most accounts, the favorites to make it this far at the beginning of the season,Read More
The final installment of the BCS National Championship Game could shape up to be one of the best, largely because it’s got everything you want in a great sports setting: two schools with championship pedigrees. Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State Seminoles were ranked 11th in the preseason before climbing into the top-5 in week eight and eventually overtaking Alabama (thanks to Auburn) for the top spot in week 15. The Auburn Tigers, coached by Coach of the Year Winner Gus Malzahn, could theoretically be viewed as the underdog, if it weren’tRead More

Posted On January 1, 2014By Oliver RistowIn Sports, Sports Takes

Wild Card Weekend Playoff Preview

          AFC STANDINGS                              NFC STANDINGS DENVER BRONCOS (13-3)                       1.  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (13-3) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-4)      2.  CAROLINA PANTHERS (12-4) CINCINNATI BENGALS (11-5)                3.  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-6) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-5)                 4.  GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-7-1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5)                  5.  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-4) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7)    Read More