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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...

Viking tries: Archery

Spencer Drazovich, Austin Poore, News Editor, Features Editor

October 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, Viking Tries

What happens when Robin Hood faces off with Katniss Everdeen and Legolas’s illegitimate child? Pure bow and arrow epicness.The Viking Tries crew took to the range to learn the age old skill of archery. The bows were big, the arrows were sharp and the targets... well they just kept getting smaller and ...

First and 10: Patriot games

First and 10: Patriot games

Austin Poore, Features Editor

October 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, First and 10

When the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup in 2011, the team received the traditional honor of an invitation to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. While the majority of the players on the team, of which only two are American, took advantage of the potentially...

#OrangeOctober

#OrangeOctober

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Pro Sports

October is a month full of many great things: Halloween, Paly Spirit Week, homecoming and college football. But greatest of all, October means the MLB (Major League Baseball) postseason. For the San Francisco Giants and their fans, this means one thing: #OrangeOctober. “Together We’re Giant”...

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...

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