Is 100 enough?

Alaina Getzenburg_online

This past Monday night, there was a college basketball game. A historic game that represented the epitome of what the best games are all about. Could a historic program continue its dominance to notch its 100th consecutive victory in front of its home crowd and against a ranked opponent? The
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Brett Lawrie: enigma

“We’re not selling jeans here.” Five fateful words in Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball” have encapsulated Billy Beane’s managerial philosophy of the Oakland Athletics for over a decade. No matter how fat you were, old you were, funny you threw or how many strip clubs you were spotted at, if you could
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Alaina Getzenburg_online

A system in need of repair

Ten months ago, I wrote about an issue I hoped to never dedicate a column to again. Of the countless pieces I have written for The Daily Californian, it is undoubtedly one of the few I am most proud of, almost entirely because I managed to engage both people who
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A step in the right direction

Los Angeles, somewhat fairly, has a reputation as a fair-weather sports city. The notorious joke about Dodger fans arriving in the third inning and leaving in the seventh is absolutely true. Two NFL teams had to leave the city behind because Angelenos notoriously just didn’t care about the sport, and
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Alaina Getzenburg_online

Keep reading the back page

In the past six months I have lived in three different places all around the country. While nothing permanent is ever put up, I always reserve one spot on the wall. Not for pictures, although they go up too. But the biggest spot goes to the collection of quotes I
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The good old days

Have you seen “The Office”? Probably one of the best comedy series of all time, and one that featured so many memorable quotes. When I think of it, one line of dialogue that stands out is when Andy, portrayed by Ed Helms, talks about “the good old days.” He says,
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Alaina Getzenburg_online

It’s time to act

A girl, no older than seven, walked in front of me down the streets of San Francisco. Supplied with a pink umbrella and rain boots, she was far more prepared than I was for the weather that that Saturday evening provided. And as we marched and the words protesting the
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All in given time

During a bye-week in 2002, then-Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford took a recruiting visit to Butte Community College in Oroville, California, where he and his staff were recruiting Butte tight end Garrett Cross. At Butte, he discovered an undervalued Chico-native who became the Bears’ starting quarterback for the 2003-04
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Alaina Getzenburg_online

Ending the cycle

Two events occurred this week that left Pac-12 football teams in the news for reasons that could not have been predicted just a month ago — two events that are linked because of the fact that they exemplify the birth of hope and how that very hope often burns out
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Sucking out the poison

Forgive the bitterness, for it’s only a sign of the poison. I don’t care about the Chargers anymore. I wish them luck in the future, pray no one gets hurt, and I promise to never burn my vintage powder blue Junior Seau jersey. But my days of proudly repping a
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