For queen and country

June 21, 2002: I was a 7-year-old kid then, watching the quarterfinal between England and Brazil at the FIFA World Cup. The Three Lions had gone up thanks to a Michael Owen goal but the Brazilians equalized through Rivaldo. England had been dominating the match, and then it happened. I
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How college sports drag us down

Two Steps Forward

“Sports” are evil. They’re evil for making corporate tools out of extremely talented people. They’re evil for perpetuating the useless, stagnant habits of overconsumption and laziness. They’re evil for turning universities’ athletic directors into groveling ad addicts. But most of all, they’re evil for taking the beautiful facet of human experience that is athleticism, turning it into a whorehouse for rich advertisers to take their pick of the choicest bodies. You don’t have to support this corruption.
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Help Cal Quidditch get to the World Cup

It’s a typical Sunday afternoon on Memorial Glade. Hula-hoop-like discs are propped on slender posts. Dodgeballs and volleyballs fly through the air. And a group of enthusiastic UC Berkeley students are running around with blue and gold duct-taped broomsticks between their legs. And who are these students? The Cal Quidditch
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Cal routs Thunderbirds to claim sixth straight World Cup

The Cal rugby team finally lived up to its name. Following an up and down start to the 2012 campaign, the Bears tallied a signature win over British Columbia in Vancouver on Sunday, taking the match 46-20 to win their sixth consecutive World Cup. “This is the performance that we’re
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