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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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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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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The mystique of a Steele quarterback

Somewhere out there far among the American flatlands, there walks a man named Steele. He currently roams the Iowa State sidelines; cap turned backward and clipboard in hand. Hobbled slightly by a tweak in his foot, Steele has been relegated to the sidelines for further examination. Only two months after
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karan.karia.columnist

‘Tis the season for the NBA

My Los Angeles Lakers are back! Beginning on Christmas Day, the pursuit of a 17th title will begin against the Chicago Bulls. The fact of the matter is, the NBA really lucked out. Coming off of one of its best seasons, a lockout that persisted until June would have derailed
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Say it ain’t so, Joe

It is commonly accepted that there are five stages of grieving. In regard to the entire Penn State pedophilia predicament, I have been altering my opinions as often as uninformed bloggers call for Jeff Tedford to be fired. Since it has come out that the Nittany Lions’ legendary coach Joe
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Press Room Banter: Laying down the law

For those of us who play pickup basketball in the RSF, we know that there are many unwritten rules on the courts. These rules are generally amalgamations of common sense and gym etiquette, standards that aren’t too hard to figure out. But over the past few months, I have noticed
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annie.gerlach.online

Where the real game was on Saturday

In good traffic, it only takes 20 minutes to get from the Rose Bowl to the L.A. Coliseum. Twenty minutes. Not very much time. Not very far to go. But when pondering what happened on Saturday evening, the two venues might as well be universes apart. Cal was the metaphorical
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