Now I’m a believer

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Maybe I’m too easily swayed. If at any point during Cal football’s 5-7 slog of a season you told me that I’d be arguing in favor of Davis Webb’s NFL potential, I would have told you it’s unbecoming for an athlete’s parent to contact writers. Should some cocky quotes from
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March madness or March sadness?

We knew this was coming, but hearing the news still stings and serves as an undesirable reminder of the program’s uncertain future. As March Madness continues, it is apparent that bracket busts are not the only heartaches fans will be experiencing in the coming weeks. The reason for this is
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Get off the bench

The Victory Lap

If you haven’t watched the video of Geno Auriemma talking about the importance of body language, you should change that. Share it with someone who has decided they hate sports, or someone who loves sports but claims that women’s basketball is pointless. It’s an important message bolstered by the fact
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Respect the driver

It’s that time of year. In six days, the world’s greatest drivers will again be lining up on the grid to compete in 20 Grand Prix’s to vie for the Formula 1 World Championship. The roar of turbocharged V6s thundering across the racetrack, maneuvering around some of the toughest corners
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Real disrespect

Sports teams that succeed have the ability to unite a community — but an upset loss, like Cal’s NIT home defeat Tuesday to No. 8 CSU Bakersfield, can likewise hurt a whole community. Upset? Blasphemy. This was no upset, with all signs pointing to this being a deliberate tank, and
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A Necessary Evil

The Victory Lap

Nobody likes getting asked what their post-graduation plans are. Coming up with an answer to this panic-inducing question is not appealing, yet it is ultimately an inevitable part of being a senior in college. Similarly, Cal Athletics Director Mike Williams doesn’t want to answer a question about which sports are
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Toy with my emotions, March

I’m heated. Not because Cal didn’t make the NCAA tournament ─ its late-season collapse spelled more than enough doom for the Bears ─ but because numbers have failed me. Numbers never lie, but clearly the metrics for giving a bid to the Big Dance stand far beyond what’s apparent to
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Why I’m on Team Tebow

Aside from being a time to reunite with teammates and soak in beautiful weather, Spring Training is an opportunity for MLB players to warm up for an arduous 162-game season. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello is no exception, and the right-handed ace for the Boston Red Sox made
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Where are all the fans?

All those fans were not gathered for a basketball game. In fact, they were not gathered for any sporting event that would make it onto Sportscenter later that evening. It was then-No. 19 Cal women’s gymnastics against No. 4 UCLA, and 12,576 people had shown up to watch. Go figure.
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Role Models

The Victory Lap

There is a very good chance you won’t make it to the end of this column. Our attention spans are too short, too limited. Writers are taught to hook people immediately with engaging openings, because that’s what will most likely keep someone interested and leave an impression. What people see
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