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Misfits vs. comeback kids

Misfits vs. comeback kids

Chris Smith, Staff Writer
December 15, 2012
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

When the San Francisco Giants lost their first two home games of the 2012 MLB playoffs to the Cincinnati Reds, I thought their remarkable season was over in a heartbeat. Shortly after these devastating losses, I hopped on the crosstown rival Oakland Athletics’ bandwagon, as they looked to be in good...

Giants fans of all ages flock to San Francisco for championship parade

Giants fans of all ages flock to San Francisco for championship parade

Austin Poore, Feature Editor
November 1, 2012
Filed under Pro Sports, Top Stories

An estimated one million fans flocked to downtown San Francisco on Halloween to help celebrate the Giants’ World Series Championship. The team paraded down Market Street before ending up at the Civic Center for a ceremony where many of the players, members of the front office and San Francisco may...

Torture?

Torture?

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
October 29, 2012
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

I’ll be perfectly honest; I am by no means a Giants fan. In fact, I routinely find myself siding against the orange and black due to the obnoxious flow of Giants-related statuses that flood every social media outlet. While bandwagon fan statuses agitate me as much as the next guy, what truly grinds...

MLB playoff predictions: Phillies’ pitching should have led the way

Austin Poore, Staff Writer
October 11, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports

Come late October, the Philadelphia Phillies will be World Series champions (in hindsight maybe not, but I would like to present my argument anyway). No, I do not suffer from the chronic East Coast bias that plagues the media. No, I am not from Philadelphia. And no, I am not a Yankees, Red Sox or Brewers...

Column: Until the Last Pitch

Column: Until the Last Pitch

Jacob Lauing, Business Manager/Staff Writer
September 8, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

“The San Francisco Giants are ruining my life.” “The Giants are officially done. They have NO offense.” “I’m telling you, dude, this season is over.” This is what I have to deal with every day. Whether it is a Facebook status, a text from a friend or even my dad yelling at the...

Column: can the SF Giants take the World Series a second time running?

Column: can the SF Giants take the World Series a second time running?

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
September 7, 2011
Filed under Columns, Pro Sports

 On Nov. 1, 2010 in Arlingotn, Texas, the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers with a final score of 3-1 giving the Giants their first World Series Championship title in over 50 years. But after a year of changes in the line-up and different mindsets, can the SF Giants do it again, or was it...

2011: A Giant Year

2011: A Giant Year

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer
March 29, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. Put those snowboards and overcoats back in storage and bust out your fake beards and foam fingers, because on March 31st, players and fans alike will embark on the six-month roller coaster ride that we call baseball season. Filled with epic victories,...

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Michael Cullen, Columnist
March 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, Last Word

Seriously guys, the bandwagon will not be able to move if anyone else gets on. This is the greatest time of year for sports, hands down. Not only is there 40+ hours of football airing from Saturday morning to Sunday night, but the World Series has just finished, while the NHL and NBA seasons are only...

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