Sports with Sophie

The New York Times described them as “drunken antics.” The phrase, when read alone, conjures up images of tipsy teenagers running around and pulling pranks — perhaps TPing or ding-dong ditching a house. What doesn’t come to mind when one reads such a lighthearted phrase is grown men vandalizing a
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Already a must-win game

With the Cal football game against Hawaii set to open the college football season, it seems weird to already use phrases such as “must-win game.” But that is just what the Bears are faced with Friday against the Rainbow Warriors. According to ESPN, Cal has the fifth-hardest schedule in the
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Passing the torch

The narrative surrounding Cal football has been remarkably consistent for the last three seasons. The talking heads have recycled the same few bullet points since 2013: poor defense, Jared Goff, even worse defense. Now, No. 1 overall pick Goff is the franchise hope of the newly minted Los Angeles Rams
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Godspeed, Papelbon

On Sept. 14, 2014, All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon took the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phils were up 4-1 over the Miami Marlins, and Papelbon — who owned a 2.10 ERA up to that point in the 2014 season — was expected to deliver. He didn’t close out the
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