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Good Week/Bad Week: Natonal sports in a nutshell

March 20, 2007

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Good Week for Brady's BunchJOSH APPLEBAUMFor many NFL organizations, an appearance in the conference championship game provides a nostalgic sense of pride and achievement.Not the New England Patriots. In an attempt to avenge their loss to the Colts and rejuvenate their aging dynasty, CEO Robert Kraft, Player Personnel V.P. S...

Canterbury Tales: Super Bowl XL

February 14, 2006

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This past Saturday my mates (English vernacular!) and I departed our flats (again!) for downtown Canterbury to watch the Super Bowl at a pub with members of the local semi-pro American Football team, the Kent Falcons. We were sure this experience would lend much insight as to just how "American" we were as well as to the En...

A Great Game Everywhere You Turn

January 31, 2006

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"It's Awesome, Baby!" Oh, Dickie V. You couldn't be more right. Don't get me wrong, I've fallen for college hockey and I still love the pageantry and tradition of college football. But when you get down to brass tacks, college basketball is simply the best and most exciting sport in America. Bar none. The greatness of college ba...

NFL Predictions: Super Bowl XL

Dakota Rubin

January 31, 2006

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We have come to the end of another NFL season, and what a good one it was. We saw the Colts go 13-0 before suffering their first loss on their way to a 14-2 season and home field advantage in the playoffs. Everyone thought they were the team to beat. They were lead by their grieving coach Tony Dungy and quarterback Payton Manning...

Back to the Grind

January 24, 2006

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Is it just me, or did last semester fly by? I could have sworn that the week before finals was the second week of school. And now here we are at the start of the second semester and I'm quite positive it's going to fly by as well, but here's to those best-laid plans! A month off and nothing to write about. I mean, ok, the me...

NFL Predictions: Week 13

Dakota Rubin

December 6, 2005

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Week 13. As teams prepare for the playoffs, look for the games to get much more intense and the match ups more passionate. As we get closer to the end of the season and it gets colder and colder, the games will get rougher and more physical. The Game Of The Week Chicago at Pittsburgh - One of the biggest games of the year...

NFL Predictions: Week 13

November 29, 2005

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This is a week that will be filled with divisional battle and tons of games with playoff implications. Sit back and enjoy what could be one of the best weekends of football in the 2005 season.The Game Of The WeekCincinnati at Pittsburgh - While the Steelers have a more balanced team, the Bengals have been very impressive this ...

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

Dakota Rubin

November 15, 2005

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Week 11: As we get into the latter half of the season, some teams are beginning to pull away. As the playoffs draw closer, the games start to grow in importance. This week look for some great games as well as some huge divisional battles. The Game Of The Week Indianapolis at Cincinnati - The Colts will get a real big challenge...

NFL Week Ten Predictions

Dakota Rubin

November 8, 2005

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Week 10 of the NFL season brings us multiple great divisional matchups. Teams are fighting for home field advantage, while others are just fighting to stay afloat in the playoff picture. This will be when we start to get a clearer picture of which teams are for real and which ones have just been tempting us.The Game Of The We...

Week Nine Predictions – NFL

Dakota Rubin

November 1, 2005

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Week nine. The first week of the second half of the season. Almost every team still has a chance to make the playoffs. This is when we find out which teams are for real and which ones are pretenders.The Game Of The WeekIndianapolis at New England - This has been the biggest rivalry in football over the last several years. ...

The Sweet Just Ain’t As Sweet Without the Sour

October 27, 2004

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In all of this Red Sox-Yankees commotion which has been taking place over the past few weeks it is easy to forget that there are those on campus who support neither team. This article goes out to those people who were looking out their windows this past Wednesday wondering "What's the big deal?" First let me start by...

This Is About A Sports Fan You Know

April 12, 2004

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The other day I was sitting with a friend who said something rather uninteresting. Although he did not intend it, what he said seriously made me consider his thinking. It was rather incredible. It should be noted at this point that he was watching baseball. He sat there, watching intently as if he was participating. Hi...

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