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    Embedded in the No Noobs Clan

    by  • August 13, 2014 • Featured, Gaming, Jonathan Sapers • 0 Comments

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    Somewhere on the Internet… The clans have clashed and somewhere along a darkened Internet plain, our forces appear to be winning. My clanmates in “No Noobs” (for no newbies), including The Young Cack and Almighty Push, are Californian teenagers who when they’re not calling each other teenager names, and falling out like members of...

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    P.K. Subban & the Montreal Canadiens: A Battle for the Generations

    by  • August 11, 2014 • Avi Goldberg, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

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    Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared on Eyes on the Prize. As I type, members of Habs Nation have collectively exhaled and stepped back from the brink. After an arbitration hearing between P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens over the player’s next NHL contract resulted in plenty of doom and gloom...

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    The Shirt off My Back

    by  • August 7, 2014 • Featured, Hockey, Kevin Bray • 0 Comments

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    My daughter has a tiny threadbare blanket on her bed, which she uses to wrap a small stuffed dog named Goldie. The blanket is tissue paper thin after seventeen years of rough use, most of which took place in the first seven years. Like the boy in the children’s story “Owen”, she used her...

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    The Art of the Diving Catch

    by  • August 4, 2014 • Baseball, Featured, Matt Robinson, Poetry • 0 Comments

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    Most outfielders dive for catches as if they’re falling headfirst off the hood of a car, their bodies dropping at a high angle, both hands extended in front of them. — Buster Olney, ESPN                     you know: although the pros – your anthony gose, your andruw jones – execute as though the field’s a car poorly...

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    The Death of Jogo Bonito

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Quinn Smith, Soccer • 2 Comments

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    When I moved to rural Brazil for three months, carrying little more than two old duffel bags and some noble ideas, there were two things that I wanted to learn: Portuguese and jogo bonito—the Brazilian style of soccer. The first came after a solid month of silence, just listening while I figured out who...

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    League Night

    by  • July 10, 2014 • bowling, Featured, Lisa Aitken • 0 Comments

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    I fell in love with the idea of bowling before I fell in love with the sport itself. Technically, I’m a league member. I can’t claim to be a card-carrying member because I missed that day (seriously). I joined a bowling league three years ago, thinking that it would be funny to tell people...

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    A Day in October

    by  • July 7, 2014 • Baseball, Featured, Tommy McGrath • 2 Comments

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    It was October 30, 2013, and I was sitting on a plane heading to Boston.  I should have been sitting in an uncomfortably small desk heading to my demise by way of a calculus quiz, but I had narrowly managed to convince my Macedonian professor to excuse my absence.  I told her that I...

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    Go! Los Catrachos!

    by  • June 20, 2014 • Featured, Futbol, Justin Robertson, Soccer • 0 Comments

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    I’m cheering for Honduras. Yes, it’s the same Honduras that has the mantle of the highest murder rate in the world according to the United Nations. It’s also the same country where tourists get kidnapped from small 25-seater buses or from their hotels. This year it was reported that Honduras still has the world’s highest murder rate: in 2013 it suffered 19 murders...

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