December 10, 2004
Heisman note

I just wanted to point ot this New York Times story on two of the Heisman finalists -- Reggie Bush and Alex Smith -- who happened to be high school teammates. That high school is also my alma mater Helix High School.

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November 20, 2004
Last night's big winners

Who were the biggest winners last night? ABC and the NFL. With a hockey game breaking out at the Pacers/Pistons game, the dropped towel from Monday Night Football will be completely forgotten. ESPN showed the brawl over and over again on SportsCenter and it's certainly the biggest, ugliest fight I've ever seen in professional sports. […]

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October 23, 2004
Keep on rollin'

The No. 5-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs are now 7-0 after defeating the North Dakota State Bison 13-10 at Fargo. Today's quote of the day comes courtesy NDSU quarterback Tony Stauss. Stauss, who transferred to NDSU from Northwestern, called Cal Poly's defense the best he has ever seen, "including Ohio State." Stauss may be overstating it […]

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October 10, 2004
Five and O

The No. 10-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs pulled out another victory, this time over Southern Utah, thanks to Mustang cornerback Karl Ivory's interception in the end zone with less than a minute to go. Next victim: Texas State.

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October 3, 2004
Four and O

We here at Hoystory would like to congratulate the 13th-ranked Div. I-AA Cal Poly Mustangs on their 14-7 win over South Dakota State. *UPDATE* The Tribune of San Luis Obispo -- formerly known as the Telegram-Tribune -- has finally come to its senses and is choosing to post online the news articles for the Cal […]

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August 23, 2004
Olympic Mens Basketball II

A Wall Street Journal editorial today gives the USA mens basketball a well-deserved spanking over their poor play. The shooting and passing skills that once made the game a pleasure to watch have given way to inside wrestling and one-on-one showboating. A modern NBA game often resembles water polo without the artistry. These weaknesses get […]

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August 15, 2004
Congratulations

We here at Hoystory would like to congratulate the Puerto Rican Olympic mens basketball team for beating a bunch of arrogant, egotistical multimillionaires from the United States.

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August 14, 2004
The Olympics

I'm generally cool to the Olympics as they have been presented by NBC for the past couple decades. It's a sporting event -- cover it like one. Setting that complaint aside, I'm watching synchronized diving. Why? There's no underwater basketweaving on. I'm of the opinion that synchronized anything isn't a sport. Heck, I thought curling […]

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August 6, 2004
Men of letters

The big news at yesterday's Scrabble Championship was one participant's use of a slang term for lesbian: "lez." Though it is a word, it is on Scrabble's naughty list -- not to be used in a tournament aired on ESPN. What I found particularly amusing, however, was another naughty word -- one that apparently wasn't […]

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August 4, 2004
Lessons not learned

Since the first Dream Team took the court in 1992, USA Basketball has been the next incarnation of sports dominance -- following the Soviet hockey teams of the '60s and '70s. Well, the latest group of professional All Stars showed what they're made of last night when they got their butts kicked by the Italian […]

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