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To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to cope with the coming months.There are all kinds of options to keep you entertain...

Maroon 5, Travis Scott deliver sub-par performance

Maroon 5, Travis Scott deliver sub-par performance

Mitchell Kret

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Super Bowl LIII will likely be remembered as one of the least entertaining Super Bowls to date, and the halftime show was the laughably bad icing on the cake. Adam Levine sounded (and looked) way past his prime and Travis Scott’s entrance only signified our generation’s crushed dreams of...

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Ricardo Tovar

February 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing editor of The Orion). They discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA regular season and their trade rumors, ...

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Ulises Duenas

February 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Reviews

Why listen to sports experts when a computer can do all the work for you? "Madden 18" uses sophisticated technology to accurately simulate the outcome of any NFL match-up. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were pitted against each other in a best of five competition to see who was more...

Despite strong postseason, Eagles still face uphill battle in Super Bowl LII

Despite strong postseason, Eagles still face uphill battle in Super Bowl LII

Austin Schreiber

January 27, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

On Feb. 4, the defending champions, the New England Patriots, will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. PST and will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Both teams finished the regular season 13-3.The Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2017 and 2015 and have bec...

Tom Terrific does it again

Patrick Pace

January 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Tom Brady is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age. After (unfairly) being suspended for the first four games of the season for his role in "DeflateGate," Brady led his team to his 7th Super Bowl trip in 16 seasons as the New England Patriots starting quarterback. Most quarterbacks retire in their ...

Duffy’s Wing Fling brings new excitement to classic bar

Duffy’s Wing Fling brings new excitement to classic bar

February 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Super Bowl Sunday, Duffy's will open its doors to the football fans and wing-lovers of Chico during the first annual Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fling. "The 'Wing Fling' is basically a revival of the chili cook-off that we had here for years," said Steve Swim, a consultant at Duffy's Tavern. "We thought...

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...

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...

The Super Bowl sucks

The Super Bowl sucks

Dylan Dewit

January 30, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This Sunday, I’m going to either squeeze through the crowds at The Banshee or Riley’s, or let myself be dragged to a friend’s family’s house and stare indifferently into a television screen showing a football game I don’t care about. It’s the Super Bowl, and whether you’re a football...

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

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