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I Love My Man(ning)

I Love My Man(ning)

Shannon Scheel
September 11
Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

Week one of the National Football League’s regular season games brings tears of joy to my eyes. Every Sunday, like clockwork, I rise promptly from my slumber at 8:30 a.m. to observe with eager eyes one of the greatest televised inventions for the sports fanatic: Sunday NFL countdown. (It starts at...

Meet Matt Tolbert: the man behind the goatee

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer
September 8
Filed under Football

Matt Tolbert (‘13), a new transfer student from Michigan and football player at Palo Alto High School.  He is a starting safety and backup running back for the Vikes.  Tolbert was kind enough sit down with The Viking to share his impressions of Paly. What was your first impression of Palo Alt...

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Mira Ahmad, Multiplatform News Editor
August 28
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

At the end of the 2010-2011 Palo Alto Varsity High School football team's season head coach Earl Hansen said "It's a history-making record for Paly and it will always be there...people can only tie it." I will not pretend to be an expert on the game of football. I cheer when everyone else does, and...

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

TJ Braff: Male Upperclassman of the Year

Skylar Dorosin, Staff Writer
June 9
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Boys, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Ask anyone that experienced the Paly-Centennial state final game and they will credit TJ Braff for being a key contributor to the Viking’s 15-13 victory over the Huskies. Ask Braff and he will credit all of his teammates and never once mention his own accolades. An integral part of the varsity football...

The Alok Subbarao Award

The Alok Subbarao Award

June 6
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Profiles

Each year, the Viking Magazine chooses one athlete to receive the Alok Subbarao award.  The recipient must demonstrate the spirit of Alok, who showed impeccable character and attitude on and off the playing field.  This year, the winner of the Alok award is Alistair Thompson (’11).  An athlete does...

DeSean Jackson visits Paly

DeSean Jackson visits Paly

Alan Lamarque and Nathan Norimoto, Web Editor, Editor-In-Chief
May 20
Filed under College Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and two-time Pro Bowler, DeSean Jackson, came to Palo Alto High School Friday afternoon, to speak to students about his life and provide motivation for a brighter future. Jackson was accompanied by Pittsburgh Steeler Donovon Warren, and his older brother Byron Jack...

DeSean Jackson at Paly?!

DeSean Jackson at Paly?!

Michael Cullen, Columnist
May 20
Filed under Blogs, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

When rumors start making their way through the student body, they are generally a joke or fib that snowball into a fullblown conversation topic. So when I heard from a reliable source that Desean Jackson was coming to our school, I was ready to go find the little twerp who would start such an absurd...

NFL Lockout: A different kind of March madness?

NFL Lockout: A different kind of March madness?

John Dickerson, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Columns, Football

In March when you turn on SportsCenter, you’d expect to see something along the lines of commentator Dick Vitale, with his trademark enthusiasm, arguing his case for why he believes an underdog team will win the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.  Whether there will be a 2011 NFL season is usually...

Palo Alto football parent Harry Nizamian acts as mascot

Palo Alto football parent Harry Nizamian acts as mascot

Kevin Kannappan, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football

During the time of the year when our minds are focused on the merry spirit of the holidays, we can appreciate the amount of joy the simple things in life bring to us.  Sometimes, even the smallest actions can make a huge impact.  Some fans truly are fanatics, decorating their faces with war paint and...

Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Palo Alto community rallies behind football team

Emy Kelty, Staff Writer
December 18
Filed under Football

Four hundred miles from where the Palo Alto High School football team was playing for the State Championship, the Old Pro in downtown Palo Alto was going crazy. It was so crowded that management charged $7 just to get in to the famed sports bar on Ramona Street. Everyone was watching the game. ...

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