Reflections from Dub Nation

Dub Nation has always stood poised and tall. The everlasting journey to the pinnacle of the NBA has been filled with devastating losses and rewarding victories. Despite the humble beginnings, loyal Bay Area fans have bled blue and yellow from the start. We have witnessed heroes ascend and have dreadfully
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My MLS address

I never was a Chivas USA fan, but it pained me when I realized that the club had played its final game in 2014. It was tough for me to deal with the fact that one of Major League Soccer’s most peculiar experiments actually ended the way I always expected,
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Basketball diaries

Nothing is more therapeutic than attacking the rim or pulling up for a Jimmer-range 3-pointer and hearing the rip of a satisfying swish. Basketball was always my means to destress. Getting on the court and lacing up allows me to get out of my hectic life for a couple of
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Better late than never

Because of my Latino family’s religious-like devotion to soccer, I grew up with an indifferent perspective toward basketball. My lack of interest in the sport continued throughout my teenage years because I was terrible on the court: I couldn’t shoot if my life depended on it, I dribbled as if
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Still the beautiful game

The allure of international soccer tournaments typically consists of several interesting matchups, pitting powerhouse nations against one another, and David vs. Goliath matches that regularly motivate me to side with the underdog — I love a good Cinderella run. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off
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To catch a champions match

It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to a day as much I’m looking forward to June 6. No, I am not going on a date with that cute girl in my club. No, I am not going on vacation to Cabo. I’m not even finally going to
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There’s an empty seat in Baltimore

When meeting someone new in almost any campus, the same four questions always come out. What’s your name? What year are you? What’s your major? Where are you from? I always fear the last one. I pray that the person I am speaking with will choose to ask me a
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Sports should be about more than just doom, gloom

Last Thursday was a dark, dark day for me. As in a throw-my-phone-at-the-wall, break-down-in-sobs-with-mascara-running, question-the-meaning-of-life kind of day. Troy Polamalu had retired. Now, I’ve been a Steelers fan for about as long as I can remember, and there hasn’t been a player I’ve loved more than Troy. I’m on my
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I spent Monday morning watching the Minnesota Twins play the Detroit Tigers from behind a small computer screen in between (and during) my classes. I don’t have a particular investment in the AL Central but, you see, it was baseball’s opening day, my favorite day of the year. Even the
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Ode to my plush green couch

Over spring break, my Instagram feed was a dangerous thing to look at — I saw friends sipping wine on the Amalfi Coast, riding camels in Morocco, exploring the ocean in Cabo San Lucas and watching breathtaking sunsets in Prague. Still, I’m pretty sure I had the best break. I
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