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Dreaming when the sun goes down

The best view of the Bay Area sunset is found on the sixth-floor balcony of Eshleman Hall. Here, the sun always manages to cut through even the densest blankets of fog, sinking into the hills amid various streaks of blue, orange or purple. The entire world lies before you as
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The Lombardo Trophy: David Stern now rules the ASUC

The Lombardo Trophy rarely forays into the realm of reality, preferring instead to focus on those aspects of sports far removed from the consequence of the commonplace. But occasionally real life rears its very real head and butts you square in the jaw. LT received such a blow on Wednesday,
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Jerry Broody, left, and Deryl Wilkerson take in a Cal baseball game. The two men, who are both visually impaired, rely on their transistor radios to follow the action.

The Lombardo Trophy: Hardball fandom, over the airwaves

The two blind men sit elbow to elbow, clutching radios to their ears. Perched just seven rows from the field, they can hear the bat falling to the ground as the batter leaves the box. They feel the hard metal bleachers, the warmth of the afternoon sun and the friendship
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The Lombardo Trophy: An interview with Sean Payton

Sean Payton. He looks forlorn through the cafe’s window, slumped over a steaming cup of black coffee like a visored profile in a Hopper painting. He’s got a good reason to look so sad. Just last week, the NFL threw the book at him, Encyclopedia Britannica style. He’s banned from
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Let them eat upsets

Think of the French Revolution, and what comes to mind? Likely, thousands of sans-culottes storming the Bastille in their liberty caps and ending French totalitarian rule once and for all. In 1960, historian Albert Cobban argued au contraire. Cobban’s “Myth of the French Revolution” pointed out that France remained an
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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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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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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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