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Does $$$ really talk?

Does $$$ really talk?

Chris Smith, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

The Oakland A’s have been a joke to many baseball fans in recent years. Some struggle to identify even one player on the team, which is part of the reason why the A’s are currently second to last in MLB attendance. However, this year the A’s have been playing the Cinderella role, with young, up a...

Summer cut short

Summer cut short

Annemarie Drez, Staff writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

Would anyone rather spend seven hours in a classroom than enjoy the late summer weather? Probably not.  A shortened 2012 summer meant less time for students to relax, hang out with friends or get their tans on. However, there is another side to the abridged summer. Aside from the loss of time to r...

Fresh out of Luck

Fresh out of Luck

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Top Stories

Before Stanford played USC, I was ready to write a long column on all the ways the Cardinal needed to step up in order to repeat the success of previous seasons. After its first two games, Stanford seemed like it wouldn't be able to win against a decent team. But as I stormed the field with the re...

#FantasyProblems

#FantasyProblems

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

October 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Last Word

It is an unwritten rule of fantasy football that one may have a little something-something on the side with players who aren’t from his or her favorite team. While this lechery may be slightly more frowned upon in the realm of matrimony, it’s perfectly Kosher when we’re talking about fantasy brass...

Replacing more than just the refs

Replacing more than just the refs

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

September 20, 2012


Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Pro Sports

Football season is upon us, Paly. And with the return of America’s beloved sport comes the typical array of bar fights, Boomer and “C’mon Man!”s. However, this year we have a new addition thrown into the mix: replacement referees.  As many of you already know, Roger Goodell has yet to come...

College players not living up to their commitments

College players not living up to their commitments

Josh Stern, Staff Writer

September 10, 2012


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football

As college football's publicity rises, the number of student athletes banned, suspended or arrested increases as well. Last year, ESPN was flooded with tabloid stories concerning players who got in trouble. Public intoxication, possession and usage of drugs and resisting arrest are just some of the headlines...

Proper gym etiquette

Proper gym etiquette

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

Most people go to the gym to work out, not do anything else. Therefore, I think I speak for the majority of the population, no matter what gym you belong to, when I say that there are certain unspoken rules about going to the gym that everyone should follow. First and foremost, when going to the gym,...

Stripped of…everything?

Stripped of…everything?

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

September 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

As long as you haven’t been living under a rock for the past decade, it is safe to say that you, reader, are familiar with the name Lance Armstrong. As a seven year Tour de France winner, top tier worldwide cyclist, cancer survivor and founder of the famous “Livestrong” foundation, his name is hard to ...

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 ...

Interconnectivity: How self-centered and oblivious athletes negatively affect those around them

Interconnectivity: How self-centered and oblivious athletes negatively affect those around them

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

August 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Top Stories

If you've ever had the pleasure of taking AP Environmental Science with Mr. Scott, you know that no action is isolated; everything affects its surroundings, and vice versa. In the wake of the 50-game suspensions handed down to Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera, we see this statement put into perhaps...

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