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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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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#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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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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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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‘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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