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Guest Column

Song: Yale’s gotta win, right?

It’s that time of the year again ladies and gentlemen: The Game. And not just any Game, kids, it’s my final Game. That’s right, four years at Yale have finally brought me to this point. A lot’s happened in four years: I no longer want to save the world (hello, Wall Street!), I’ve actually successfully […]

Song: In Tebow I trust

Tim Tebow. Those two words have created more contentious viewpoints than Meatless Monday. With the NFL draft tonight, no man has generated more vitriol, worship, and uninformed opinions over the course of the past 24 hours. Even my completely sports-illiterate neuroscientist mother had an opinion. “The (Jacksonville) Jaguars are going to buy him, right?” she […]

Song: Madness was mediocre

I’m glad Duke won the NCAA Tournament. Before you fire up the iPad to spam me for my false idol worship, let me put my cards on the table: I’m not one of those deranged Cameron Crazies screaming “It’s the Dookies, baby!” in my best imitation Dick Vitale voice. I don’t paint my hair blue […]

Song: A guide to being a fan

Dear Toronto Raptors: I QUIT. That’s how my letter to the Toronto Raptors went after they went 0–4 on a West Coast road trip and lost nine of their last 10 games. I quit on them just like they’ve quit on me in effort, heart and any recognizable standards of team basketball over the course […]

Song: A proud Canadian (kind of)

I love curling. I love skeleton. I love ice dancing. There, I said it. I love obscure Olympic sports. I love all the wacky curling lingo, I love hurling yourself head first down an icy chute at over 90 mph and I especially love the way that ice dancers shake their, um … talent. Since […]

Song: Risky decisions, different results

Who dat say dey gunna beat dem Saints? For all of you living under Snooki’s poof for the past week, a little football game went on between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Through all the weird commercials (I don’t know what godaddy.com is, but Danica Patrick and her host of […]

Song: We all hope for a turnaround

Why root for a team that sucks? You can ask this question to any present-day St. Louis Rams fan, New Jersey Nets fan or NBC fan, and they tell you it’s because there’s always next year. They root for the next year, the next great draft prospect, the next Conan (after he picked himself up […]

Song: Won’t happen in 2010

Man, I’m really happy that 2009 is over. When Jan. 1 rolled around a year ago, my dad made his yearly ritual of checking his dozens of Chinese zodiac Web sites to determine each of our fortunes for 2009. Although we pretend to not care about the horoscopes as much as I pretend to not […]

Song: Williams’ call wasn’t a bad one

It wasn’t a bad call. No, I’m not crazy (even though I did watch a marathon of “The Hills” over Thanksgiving break). In any other situation, in any other season, the call to go for it on fourth-and-22 is an indefensible call. But at The Game 2009, “The Call” wasn’t indefensible though the result makes […]

Song: Why Harvard sucks

Harvard sucks. In an informal poll of 3.5 people (one of the ladies polled was pregnant), 100 percent of people overwhelmingly agreed with that assessment. In fact, Harvard agreed with that assessment when Cantab fans held up red and white placards to spell “WE SUCK” in 2004. Now Mr. Amor, before you get all Harvard […]

Song: Consider other ‘games’

For the first time in a long time, the campus has been swept up in a frenzy of activity and anticipation. No, it’s not the long-awaited swine flu vaccine. It’s The Game 2009. We can safely say that no sporting event not involving Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson has made more people who didn’t care […]