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Opinion & Analysis

  • Extra Points: "Trophy Kids" review

      

  • Extra Points: NCAA Abroad?

    I came across an article the other day in the New York Times that caught my eye. 

  • Extra Points: Superbowl

        Okay, here we go. These are my thoughts on the Super Bowl, the halftime show, overtime, the NFL rules and everything in between.
        Personally, I believe they shouldn’t have just called that final touchdown a touchdown without reviewing it. Everything was way too close. I saw a photo online they showed the running back’s knee was down, before he fell into the endzone.

  • Extra Points: Pro-Bowl

        The past week has been difficult for me in a lot of different ways. Things that were supposed to happen didn’t and things that no one ever wished to happen, happened. So of course, this week has been difficult and I have felt unfocused. But luckily I was able to have a relaxing weekend which helped.
        I have been trying to filter negative stuff out of my life because it is hard to be happy when so many people are trying to drag others down when they are unhappy.

  • Extra Points: Hunting

        This past week we saw several things in the news about hunting, some good and some probably won’t affect anyone, but first I want to tell you about what I saw on the way home from work this past Monday.
        I have about a 35-45 minute drive home from work every day, which is generally pretty nice. I have a good amount of time to think about my week and decompress before I get home. Not that I have a super stressful job.

  • Extra Points: Basketball

        I can’t believe that after having had been suspended from one game, apologizing and coming out saying he knew what he did was wrong, Grayson Allen pushed a coach on the bench and then he grabbed another player while falling. The funniest part of that whole falling situation was the guy slapped in in the face.
        Grayson Allen is a basketball player for Duke University. Allen has had numerous tripping incidents and has only been punished once.

  • Extra Points: Snow Delays

        This past weekend has been crazy between games and activities being canceled because of snow and schedules being rearranged. Snow is my least favorite part of winter. I don’t really mind the cold but I do mind the snow.
        Maybe I’d like snow if there weren’t so many people out on the road thinking they can drive normally in the snow, or if we actually took care of roads better, or if things didn’t just close down because a snowflake fell.

  • Extra Points: New Year

            Now that the New Year is officially here and everyone is transitioning into 2017, let the mistakes of writing 2016 on the date line be minimal. Every year, I have the worst time when I go to write the date. I write the previous years date. Once I notice, I typically laugh to myself about it and correct it.

  • Extra Points: My thoughts of Duke University Basketball

        I cannot believe the audacity of Grayson Allen, the Duke University basketball player. Last week he tripped another player,  and when a foul was called he threw a temper tantrum on the sidelines. His tantrum was so irate that a coach assisted by staff had to constrain him until he calmed down, and he thought a face-to-face apology would be good enough.

  • Extra Points: Its the Holiday Week

        This past weekend, if you watched the Dallas Cowboys game, you probably saw Ezekiel Elliott jump into the gigantic red pot on the field after a touchdown.
        Well the celebration resulted in a penalty on the field, excessive celebration, and the extra point was moved back 10 yards.
        Well Monday morning the NFL released a statement that Elliott will not be fined because the celebration benefited a charity that the NFL supports.