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The changing game

The changing game

Garrett Reynolds, Columnist
October 3, 2014
Filed under Columns

Over the past 40 years, we have seen drastic changes in the style of play in the National Football League (NFL). For decades, hard nose football dominated the NFL. If a player went over the middle to catch a pass, he would pay the price. Teams didn’t use to throw the football 50 times a game, instead...

Excessive… Penalization?

Excessive… Penalization?

Isaac Kasevich, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

National Football League (NFL) players better watch what they do and say on the field this year, with the NFL enforcing much stricter penalties for excessive celebration and foul language. Starting this year, in addition to the already existing 15-yard penalties for taunting and unnecessary roughness,...

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2014
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,...

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief
December 27, 2013
Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Top Stories

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information from the N...

From all to no stars

From all to no stars

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
March 31, 2013
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Every team has had them. The Niners had Montana. The Dolphins had Marino. Even the Lions, who never won a Super Bowl, had Sanders. Effective and impact all-stars that stayed with their teams in good times, and in bad. Money wasn’t the first thing on their mind; it was the thought of commitment and...

The Viking sits down with Trent Dilfer

Zach Rizk and Paul Bienaimé
January 25, 2013
Filed under Videos

Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer sits down with The Viking for an interview reasoning his attendance to a Paly boys basketball game. Dilfer was here to watch Keller Chryst, a family friend, and tells us about his Super Bowl XLVII predictions.

Locked out

Locked out

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
December 15, 2012
Filed under Columns

In April of 2011, female reporter Tara Sullivan of The Record, a daily newspaper based in New Jersey, was denied access to a locker room for an interview after the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Several male reporters were granted access, but because Sullivan was a woman, she could not...

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

The great debate: Should NFL teams play their starters in the preseason?

Jonny Glazier, Austin Poore, Columnist, Features Editor
September 3, 2012
Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Great Debate, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Throughout the NFL preseason, teams are faced with the difficult decision regarding how much they should play their stars, if at all, in the meaningless warm-up games. The issue has spawned heated debate among analysts, fans and even Viking staffers whose strong opinions differ regarding this complex ...

Playing by the numbers

Playing by the numbers

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
March 7, 2012
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Alex Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers as the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL (National Football League) draft. According to reporter James Alder of the New York Times, Smith was “a mobile quarterback with good quickness, agility, and awareness.” He possessed “a tremendous work ethic...

Colts Getting “Lucky”

Colts Getting “Lucky”

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
January 8, 2012
Filed under Columns, Shannon Says, Top Stories

Happy 2012, readers! Yes, this early on in the year, a crucial issue has caught my eye: the Colts have earned the number one draft pick. Yes, I do know that this means their season of one win and god KNOWS how many losses has earned them this title. Needless to say, the lack of Peyton Manning was...

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