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Everyone wants to be cool, right? Most of the time. If reading books had been cool when I was six, I would have a much higher regard for the works of Shakespeare, and a much lower regard for the art of collecting Pokemon cards. Ah, well, that’s the way things go sometimes. But what about those things that you know aren’t cool, and yet constantly and unequivocally watch, follow and are interested in? I’m talking,...

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I love March Madness. It’s so ridiculous, yet a wonderful embodiment of all the best things about college sports. Excitement, upsets, passion and genuine emotion “” joy and despair in equal measure. Without emotion, sports are pointless. The swings and runs in the first two rounds of games this past weekend gave me endless excitement. Things started well. I was a perfect 13-0 to start my bracket, using my tried-and-tested method of picking winners based...

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I love sports. I always watch sports. I’ll watch almost anything with a ball in it, and many other things besides. But sometimes I have to draw the line. Some things in sports are so mind-numbingly pointless that they leave me scratching my head asking, “How is this a thing? Why are people playing money to see this?!” Which leads me to this past weekend’s big event. The NBA All-Star Weekend is the most pointless...

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What a let down. It all started so nicely. 21-0, 28-3. I was happy! Like, really really really happy! Brady choking, throwing a pick six “¦ my house was rocking with celebrations. And then it all went wrong. America wanted the Falcons to win. Cheering for Tom Brady should be some sort of criminal offence in my book. Yeah, I’m taking the side of the underdogs. Yes, I’m refusing to acknowledge the greatness of Belichick,...

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It began with an incredible game of football and a Facebook livestream controversy and it ended with #WomensMarch. Steve Carrell joked that “The Office” was returning, before stating that his “account had been hacked by Toby Flenderson” and that this was in fact a humorous hoax. We now know the two teams who will contest the Superbowl. Oh, and there was the small matter of an inauguration thrown in there, too. Last week was a...

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I couldn’t wait for Tuesday. What a day Tuesday was going to be. Sure, most people are probably glad Friday is here now but, trust me, Tuesday was where it was at. The weekend prior had a lot of ups and downs. When the Miami Dolphins are the only one of your sports teams to win on Sunday, you know it’s a weird weekend, but I took solace in the fact that on Tuesday I...

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I’m aware that I’m a little late on this, but writing a biweekly column creates some problems at times. I’m often a week behind everyone else. I’m also aware that pretty much everyone under the sun has given their opinion on this issue but, hey, if I can’t use this platform to jump on a bandwagon, what is it for? I’m talking, of course, about Mr. Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest. The truth...

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This past weekend was strange for me. I was on the Tiger Network, commentat-ing during the Trinity women’s soccer game against Sewanee when, in the pre-match introduction, voice of the Tigers James Hill announced that the day marked 15 years since the attacks of 9/11. I was flabbergasted. I was, of course, aware of the date and the anniversary it represents, but 15 years sounds like such a long time, and I still remember that...