The Viking Magazine

The architect of a dynasty

Brian Sabean has built the Giants into a powerhouse as the General Manager.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

The San Francisco Giants have officially left their mark in baseball history. They have brought home three of the past five world series trophies, something no National League team has done in nearly 70 years. How did the Giants franchise emerge to become the best team of this decade? How can they continue...

Drawing the line: a letter to Major League Baseball

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Dear Major League Baseball, The rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers has always been passionate. Fans make the rivalry passionate through constant support and devotion, but recently this passion has been amplified beyond a level of acceptability. In 2011, two Dodgers...

Viking Editor-in-chief wins 2013 Art Rosenbaum award

Viking Editor-in-chief Josh Stern ('14) was presented with the Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship award at a San Francisco Giants pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park last Friday, Sept. 6th.

Julia Saul, Design Editor

September 9, 2013

Last Friday, Sept. 6th, Viking Editor-in-chief Josh Stern ('14) was presented with the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) Art Rosenbaum Sports Writing Scholarship award at a San Francisco Giants pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park. Named after Art Rosenbaum, a San Francisco Chronicle editor and writer f...



Jonny Glazier, Columnist

October 29, 2012

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...

World Series Game 1-First Person Account

Hordes of Giants fans file into AT&T park before their team routed the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night.

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Too fabulous to put in words. That's the best I can do to describe what attending Game 1 of the World Series was like. And now that I've had some time to reflect on the Giants' 8-3 pounding of the Detroit Tigers, I figured I'd share what the whole experience was like. I was incredibly excited to be g...

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

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...

If you can’t beat ’em…punch ’em?

Peter Dennis, Columnist

October 26, 2011

For those of you that haven’t been listening to any sports news recently, there were two main incidents that caught the headlines. The first was a little, let’s say, “altercation” if you will, between Jim Harbaugh ('82), coach of the 49ers and Jim Schwartz, the coach of the Detroit Lions,...

The Viking tries Ike’s

The Viking tries Ike's

Peter Dennis and Shannon Scheel, Columnists

October 11, 2011

So starts another year of Viking Tries. And believe us when we say we have large shoes to fill. Not only were Dustin Nizamian’s (‘11) feats legendary (LIGHTNING BOLT!), but I only have so many funny t-shirts to rival his. So Shannon here decided we should try out the legendary Ike’s Place right...

2011: A Giant Year

Six months later, The Giants had an epic thrill-ride of a 2010 season. Expect another amazing six months of San Francisco baseball. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer

March 29, 2011

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

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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