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Hitting below the waist

Jordan Jarrell

September 22, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

If concussions are considered the elephant in the room when it comes to the NFL, leg injuries would have to be the obnoxious gorilla that just won’t go away.I’m talking about the injuries that just keep coming back and haunt players. Waking up and getting out of bed now becomes a struggl...

House Bill 2 is too much

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

North Carolina has made one thing clear with their implementation of House Bill 2: the LGBT community is not welcome in the Tar Heel State.HB2 prevents people from using the restroom they identify with and allows for workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. Several cities in North Carolina had started to make changes ...

Laremy Tunsil goes up in smoke

Laremy Tunsil goes up in smoke

Patrick Pace

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

The difference between the fifth overall pick and the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft is about $8 million.That was the price paid by former Ole Miss star Laremy Tunsil for an old video of him smoking weed with a gas mask.Someone hacked Tunsil's Twitter account and leaked the video just a couple mi...

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Gabriella Bermudez

April 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Josh Gordon, Ace Sanders, Demetri Goodson and Jerome Simpson: They are all talented athletes in the NFL, but all four couldn't outrun the fate that the NFL had condemned them with. It's hard to remember that athletes are normal people like you and me. After all they lead a much more lavish life then...

The fall of Johnny Football

The fall of Johnny Football

Patrick Pace

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Johnny Manziel needs to take a break from football and focus on other aspects of his life. He hasn't shown that he is ready to be a part of the NFL, and definitely not a team's starting quarterback. If he doesn't stop causing problems for himself and those around him, he should never play another...

You can’t stop Cam from dancing

You can’t stop Cam from dancing

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Cameron "Cam" Newton is the consensus favorite to win the 2015 NFL MVP Award this season, and he and his team, the Carolina Panthers, will be playing the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. These are remarkable accomplishments, but what makes them even more special is that Newton is doing this...

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

January 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shock over a gay man drafted to play defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Drake claiming he can shoot a basketball better than the great Stephen Curry, and a Budweiser commercial showing a fleet of jets flying above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: these reflections of the three biggest American professional sp...

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams

Welcome back to Los Angeles, Rams

January 23, 2016


Filed under Sports

The city of Los Angeles will welcome back the Rams, a team that at one point called LA home, for the 2016-2017 season. The city has been without a National Football League team for 21 years. Amid controversy and fan outrage, the NFL voted to allow Rams' owner Stan Kroenke to relocate the team to the sa...

From sports superstars to has-beens

From sports superstars to has-beens

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up as a kid, my superheroes didn't wear capes or have super powers. My superheroes did their work on the football field or the basketball court. I have nothing against Superman or Batman; I mean, I watched "The Dark Knight" three times in theaters when it came out. But it were the amazing plays by Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant that glued my eyes to the telev...

Injuries make football hard to love

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

In every relationship there are parts you love and parts you hate. My relationship with football is no different. There are parts of football that I absolutely adore, but at the same time, I find myself conflicted with the amount of damage it does to the body. I can't seem to fully commit to the sport, a...

California NFL 2015 season preview

California NFL 2015 season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

NFL fans have been waiting for the new season since the day Super Bowl XLIX ended. Supporters of California teams should be excited for the upcoming season, but not surprised if their team isn't the one lifting the Lombardi trophy in Santa Clara at the season's end.San Francisco 49ers- The Niners suffered one of the worst offseasons in NFL history. Firing successful head coach Jim Harbaugh started a s...

Fantasy Football draft— Thumbs up, thumbs down

Fantasy Football draft— Thumbs up, thumbs down

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

August 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Fantasy. Football. Nearly 57 million people worldwide play fantasy sports and that number is only growing. If you're one of those 57 million and your draft is coming up, check out some players that are trending up, and those that are trending down.Quarterbacks Thumbs up- Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)- In t...

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