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The good, bad and ugly of the NFL offseason

The good, bad and ugly of the NFL offseason

Pete D. Camarillo

March 17, 2014

Last Tuesday marked the beginning of the NFL fiscal year and opening of the arms race known as free agency, where teams are able to court players who have outlasted their contracts. This free agency period has seen player movement unlike any period before it. Seventy players moved within the first...

Michael Sam faces even more challenges following combine

Michael Sam faces even more challenges following combine

Pete D. Camarillo

February 25, 2014

Michael Sam is one of 300 prospects chasing a dream in the NFL. Sam aims to chase opposing quarterbacks on Sunday, and tackle a homophobic NFL culture in the process. Sam was an All-American defensive end for the Missouri Tigers. He recorded 11 sacks on his way to winning the Associated Press S...

Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

Monday Night Football, free prizes at The Pub

Chandelor Armstrong

November 26, 2013

For some CSUN football fans, “Monday Night Football” at The Pub has become a weekly tradition and has become popular among the CSUN community. “The event draws 90 to 100 students depending on the teams playing,” said Elena Lomali, commercial services attendant for the event. As students b...

Time to let the N-word fade out

Time to let the N-word fade out

Abigaelle Levray

November 25, 2013

  Although the Martin-Incognito bullying scandal may not have been fueled solely by the use of the N-word, it did bring up an important topic: the contemporary use of a word that should have died decades ago. As an African-American, I cannot say that I have never used the N-word. I can say ...

Hazy NFL locker-room culture needs change

Hazy NFL locker-room culture needs change

Abigaelle Levray

November 11, 2013

The NFL has recently been investigating a scandal involving Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Incognito, who is a white offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, sent Martin, black ex-offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, a verbally abusive voicemail and repeated insult...

Fantasy Football: Budding stars on week nine waiver wire

Fantasy Football: Budding stars on week nine waiver wire

Kevin Kiani

October 30, 2013

With six teams on bye this week in the NFL and with playoffs rapidly approaching, week nine could make or break your fantasy season. The waiver wire has been littered with stars this year and this week is no different. Gems are aplenty so don’t bother engaging in regretful trades. With week ...

Undefeated Chiefs are no fluke

Undefeated Chiefs are no fluke

Kevin Kiani

October 23, 2013

Prior to the season starting, pundits had the Kansas City Chiefs as a sleeper team that would possibly go 10-6 on the season and sneak in the playoffs with a wildcard berth. And that was the best case scenario for the Chiefs coming off an atrocious 2-14 season. With a new quarterback in Alex Smit...

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

Nathalia H. Nielsen

October 16, 2013

Before I ever watched an NFL game, there were the football movies. “North Dallas Forty,” “Everybody’s All-American,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Varsity Blues,” “Rudy,” “Invincible,” “Remember the Titans” – you name it, I watched them all. As a European, I was fascinated by Americ...

Washington Redskins: Symbol of pride or prejudice?

Washington Redskins: Symbol of pride or prejudice?

Darko Debogovic

October 15, 2013

Although our society has made tremendous leaps in eliminating discrimination and inequality throughout the 21st century, one NFL franchise proves time and time again that ethnic stereotyping is not dead. For 81 years the Washington Redskins organization (founded in 1932) has profited off a logo that i...

NFL teams who won’t bounce back from 0-3 starts

NFL teams who won't bounce back from 0-3 starts

Kevin Kiani

September 23, 2013

It is still September and the playoff aspirations for certain NFL teams with seemingly high expectations have already been derailed. With six teams sitting at 0-3 , here are three teams that have crashed and burned early in the season with little to no chance of reviving their putrid start. New Yor...

Fantasy Football: Lineup advice for week two

Fantasy Football: Lineup advice for week two

Roy Azoulay

September 11, 2013

Week one showed us that the NFL has become a passing league highlighted by Peyton Manning’s record- tying seven touchdown performance against the Ravens. More passing touchdowns were thrown this week than any week one in NFL history and with the current trend shying away from feature backs and the running game, expect...

Fantasy football: Players on the rise heading into the season

Fantasy football: Players on the rise heading into the season

Darko Debogovic

September 8, 2013

Although the NFL preseason may seem meaningless when it comes to team rankings, it can have a major impact from an individual standpoint. Like the stock exchange, the preseason determines the rise and fall of potential players. Some plummet while others breakout, raising expectations of fans and coaches across the ...

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