jbl.online

The Lombardo Trophy: What’s in a name? Often, nothing

A few weeks ago, our mighty and — more importantly — well-named Golden Bears baseball team traveled to Long Beach State to take on Dirtbags. No, really. This is not a squad with a lineup starring Santorum at short and Gingrich swinging for the fences. That’s actually their team’s title.
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karan.karia.columnist

Linsanity has reignited NBA linterest for fans

As if an already over-saturated story needs another loony putting his opinion in print, I am indeed writing about the savior of the NBA: Jeremy Lin. Media members and bloggers have already covered how Linsane and Lincredible this story is (OK, I know that was bad, but it had to
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jack.online

How to save a life

I never met Jill Costello, but I wish I had. I’ve only seen pictures: the effervescent smile, the rosy cheeks, the brown hair eventually replaced by a blonde wig. I’ve heard the Cal women’s coxswain was an endlessly cheerful person, a courageous soul who turned her struggle into a campaign
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jordan

#theprobowl #itspointless #whyplayit?

I didn’t watch the Pro Bowl. My sleep-ins on Sundays are far too precious to get up for that. Instead, I caught the action in 140-character bits beginning midway through the fourth quarter between bites of breakfast. You see, the NFL, famed for its lovable owners, fan outreach and freewheeling
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Super bored with the Super Bowl matchup

I should make it clear that I have very little professional football allegiance. I know and enjoy the sport, and I watch games almost every weekend. But unlike most fans, I do not have a team. I do not own a single NFL T-shirt. For any given game, I simply
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karan.karia.columnist

A good, though not ideal, career move

I feel sad that some celebrities have death as their best career move. Michael Jackson’s life became centered on his music and career again, not the allegations he had faced not too long before. Heath Ledger had been widely loved but his career reputation rose to new heights once he
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annie.gerlach.online

How the mighty have fallen

I am boycotting Super Bowl XLVI. Upon calm reflection, that statement is most likely a hot-headed lie. After all, the Super Bowl is not just any game between two considerably talented opponents; it’s the culmination of a season of saturated media coverage, intense fanaticism and cutthroat competition. Deep down I
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Michael sports

Tim Tebow doesn’t have what it takes

“You’re just not cut out for this league.” Immediately after writing those words nearly four months ago declaring Timothy Richard Tebow the worst quarterback to ever walk the face of Planet Earth, the Broncos embarked on an improbable winning streak of six consecutive games, propelling them to the NFL playoffs.
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gabe

It’s all over now, Baby Blue

Hey, girl. I got your note. It’s a good thing you kept it short, “For Rent” is about as terse as it gets, otherwise I’d probably try again to talk you into keeping me around for a little while longer. I could barely see the sign loosely taped outside my
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