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SportsThe year in review

May 2, 2019112 min

After I finish writing this column, it will be the last one I write for the sports section as its editor. While I will continue to work for the Trinitonian, I won’t be writing weekly about Trinity sports or sports in general; instead, I will take my slightly-above average writing skills to the Arts section. Writing a column every week is a great experience, and if anyone has the opportunity to do so, I would...

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I have watched soccer since I was 13 years old. Back then, I was naive to how the this game would impact my life and how it would become one of my greatest passions. As I became more and more enthralled by the game, I began to follow two players above all others: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are among the sport’s greatest players, each forever changing soccer in many ways and inspiring the...

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SportsFollowing your team

January 22, 2019662 min

This break I spent a lot of time watching soccer, specifically Everton, the team I support. Everton is in the British Premier League, and they have recently been giving a master class in how to be truly awful at soccer, which has resulted in me being somewhat grumpy. This made me wonder, why do I follow Everton and their struggles? What makes me follow them even when I hate them? To answer that, let me...

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You call yourself a baseball fan, but do you really know what WOBA is? No? That’s OK. How about VORP? Didn’t think so. The average baseball fan probably isn’t spending much time mulling over advanced baseball metrics. If your team wins, you’re happy. If your favorite player hits a home run, that’s an added bonus. Members of the St. John’s fantasy baseball league do not think this way. Fantasy baseball is a game where members of...

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Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton came under fire last week for comments made in a post-game interview. “Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards,” said Jourdan Rodrigue, reporter for the Charlotte Observer. The quarterback listened, his demeanor changing from bored to perplexed as the reporter continued with her question. Cam smiled. “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” he said, his voice almost...