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On to the next one

On to the next one

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

February 7, 2013


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

It's been a strict Niners rule since the inception of the franchise; if you make it to the Big Game, you win it. No exceptions. On Sunday, this heralded tradition was broken as the Niners lost their first Super Bowl in six appearances. However they, and football fans everywhere, didn't go out quietly....

A tasty lucky charm

A tasty lucky charm

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2013


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Let's admit it: when it comes to sports, we are all a little superstitious. But, when it comes to our beloved San Francisco 49ers, we are far and beyond a little superstitious. We all do what we can when it comes to helping the Niners secure their win, whether it's wearing that special Willis jersey...

Not living so strong now

Not living so strong now

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

January 21, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

If you were one of the world's most renowned athletes, would you be willing to destroy the lives of the people who accused you of committing the very acts that you publicly opposed in order to protect your own lies, ego and legitimacy? If you read my previous column regarding Armstrong, you’ll understand...

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

NHL Lockout lets out; is it worth it?

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Similar to the 2004-2005 NHL season, where a player lockout cancelled every regular season game, the NHL led by Commissioner Gary Bettman, declared yet another Lockout against the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) once more for 2012-2013. This year however, the league cutout 625 regular ...

An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

An empty Hall: Why the voters got this one wrong

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

January 14, 2013


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

What do Paly seniors and Barry Bonds have in common? Rejection. In the wake of college applications and the recent Hall of Fame snubs, Paly students and some of baseball's all-time greats can commiserate over the fact that they were unjustly rejected by an inexplicably exclusive group. However,...

Oppor2nities

Oppor2nities

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Last Word

The role that sports should play in our society has suddenly become a hot topic in the media. In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Knicks lit up Madison Square Garden in an emotional victory over the villainous Miami Heat. At that moment in time, the Knicks served...

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...

First and 10: Fine by me

First and 10: Fine by me

Austin Poore, Features Editor

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, First and 10

At the rate professional athletes are being fined these days, it’s a good thing they make a lot of money. Some of it is understandable; the NFL wants to protect players, for instance, and penalizes defenders for helmet-to-helmet hits. On the other end of the spectrum, however, are some truly bizarre...

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports

During last year’s NBA season and even after, many expected that Linsanity would find a permanent home in New York, but that was not the case as the Knicks shockingly decided not to re-sign worldwide sensation Jeremy Lin (‘06). As a result, Lin signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets worth...

They aren’t going anywhere

They aren’t going anywhere

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

December 6, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns

They said they couldn’t do it without Gerhart. They said they couldn’t do it without Harbaugh. They said they couldn’t do it without Luck. Now in the absence of these Stanford legends, the Cardinal have achieved something that they couldn’t in the era of Luck, Gerhart and Harbaugh; win a Pa...

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