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The Last One

Bradford Applin Well, I guess this is it – the last thousand words you’ll hear from this columnist (for at least two years that is). Why you may ask? Allow me to elaborate- This summer I will be embarking to Cuernavaca, Mexico on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints. Yes, […]

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Interactive "Lost"

Bradford Applin I wish it were Wednesday. If it were in fact next Wednesday, you, my faithful reader, would have so much more to look forward to than just my musings on the week in sports. Not only would you be hours away from watching the NBA conference finals unfold before your eyes, you could […]

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Mini-Rants

Bradford Applin Ah yes, the sounds of spring. The sound of playoff dunks rattling the rim and buzzer-beaters igniting the hometown crowd. The crack of pine meeting rawhide as the summer’s giants awake from their winter slumber to swing some heavy lumber. The slap as leather meets leather, followed by the hoarse cry of the […]

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Draft Debacle

Bradford Applin Decisions, decisions. Here at Cal Poly, we’ve been making quite a few of them this week. No, I’m not talking about whether or not to randomly bubble in “B” or “C” on your midterm, I’m talking about the ASI student government elections that have been conducted this week. Sheets of paper stapled to […]

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Reality writing: LeBron's Encore

Bradford Applin Introductions? Pssh, introductions are for columnists without word limits, so I’ll preface my column with this: Reality writing is where you get to experience a sporting event, through my “unconventional” perspective. On Saturday, LeBron “King” James became only the third player ever to have a triple-double in his playoff debut with 32 points, […]

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Clipping Wins

Bradford Applin Disclaimer: please do not confuse the following metaphor (created by a confused writer while mulling over a batch of banana pancakes) with real life, as it may be detrimental to your grades and therefore your graduation from Cal Poly. Imagine if you will that a professor proposed an intriguing grading system. In it, […]

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Baseball without Barry

Bradford Applin Lemonade, check. Hotdog, check. Cheetos, check. Remote, check. TiVo recording in order to ensure replay of all unintentionally comedic moments, check. Pen and paper to record random ramblings of consciousness, check. Few times have I been as prepared (like say, for instance, any final at Cal Poly) as I was Tuesday afternoon for […]

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Sports Balk 4-5-06

Bradford Applin I’m standing up as I write this. You may think it’s because I am so excited about the topic of today’s column that I can’t sit still. Perhaps I am anxiously typing away as the NCAA Tournament Championship unfolds. Maybe my chair has been seized and hidden as part of some elaborate April […]

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Sports Balk 3-10-06

Bradford Applin I’ve decided to extend my deadline for this column to 12:01 a.m. EST on Thursday. You see, I’m having a tremendously difficult time deciding on a topic for this column. Wait, no, I’ll have it done by midnight Friday. By then I’m sure to have come to a conclusion. On second thought, I’ll […]

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Sports Balk 3-3-06

Bradford Applin Sometimes my job is just too easy. Thank you Barry Bonds. Thank you for putting on a dress, wig, vogue sunglasses and all other necessary “equipment” to impersonate Paula Abdul. Thank you Mark Sweeney for convincing Bonds along with the rest of the San Francisco Giants that it would be a good idea […]

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The Trade Machine

Bradford Applin Who knew that Presidents’ Day weekend was such a mecca of sporting events? All weekend I was treated to the Winter Olympics, where I got to see speedskaters Chad Hedrick and Shani Davis bicker like school boys over Davis’ decision not to compete in a team pursuit race that supposedly cost Hedrick (I […]