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Kaepernick Embodies Sports’ Double Standards

Kaepernick Embodies Sports’ Double Standards

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

September 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This isn’t the first, nor the last time that an athlete of color, or one of a similarly afflicted minority group will use their platform to raise their voice against injustice.

Beyoncé overshadows Super Bowl

Beyoncé overshadows Super Bowl

February 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It is 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2013. Super Bowl XLVII is about to begin, as millions upon millions of Americans sit glued to their television screens; however, not all of them are watching it to enjoy what may perhaps become a legendary football game. Their anticipated viewing pleasure? The Beyoncé...

Ray Lewis deserves Super Bowl glory

Ray Lewis deserves Super Bowl glory

February 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

Sports legends are born from stories that transcend the field, the court, the arena, or the stadium. We, as fans, attach superhuman qualities to superstars based on their experiences and lives, putting them on pedestals so high that nothing short of tremendous scandals can bring them back down....

Super Bowl blackout changes course of game

Super Bowl blackout changes course of game

February 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

In the midst of an electric atmosphere, at the New Orleans Superdome, the thunderous Raven’s linebacker, Ray Lewis, emerged out of the player’s tunnel. Upon reaching the end of the tunnel, Lewis stood still for a moment, his head turned up at the chaos around him. He seemed to absorb it, to welcome...

Aldon Smith undeserving of MVP honor

Aldon Smith undeserving of MVP honor

February 2, 2013


Filed under Sports

With the Super Bowl in sight earlier this week, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh announced that Aldon Smith, the second-year defensive end, was named “team MVP.” While it’s easy to accept Harbaugh’s praise for the young star, as Smith tallied 19.5 sacks in the 2012 regular season,...