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Super Bowl Ticket Fiasco

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: I would really like to know who actually takes over during the Super Bowl, who runs the show, before I make any major criticisms. Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of Pledge to America

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: The Wall Street Journal informs me that President Obama will be making a tour shortly “to attempt to dismantle the Republican party’s “Pledge To America” governing platform.” Attempt to dismantle? Either the WSJ has a poor view of our President, or Obama has really lost his edge. Face it, folks; this thing can be dismantled by a hay-fever-ridden twentysomething with an 80s-vintage word processor. Allow me to demonstrate.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Lots of people have commented on the meaning behind the written content of the Pledge to America, but I’d like to talk about the pictures that have been included in the downloadable .pdf document. Does it strike anyone else as odd that 15 of the 48 pages in are devoted to pictures? Is this a doctrine or a children’s book? Continue reading

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Manchester City: Golden or Gauche?

SAM BORDEN: I’m sure that I’m jaded somewhat by having spent so much time around the Yankees, but I find the argument that teams like Manchester City – teams that go, suddenly, from scrappy and small-market to free-spending and wealthy – are somehow doing something wrong fully misguided.

Of course Man City think they have the right to buy anyone now. Of course they do. So does Manchester United and Real Madrid and Barcelona and the Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. Anytime a team has ownership that is willing to spend copiously on its players, it isn’t long until that team becomes some sort of sinister, non-chemistry-loving juggernaut that is only in it for the money. To me, that isn’t fair — particularly when a team is simply following the model of so many other successful businesses in the world.

KAREN PATEL: For me, gauche is putting it lightly. Ever since Manchester City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour in summer 2008, they have been flaunting their billions around thinking they have the right to sign the best players in the world.

They are destroying English soccer. Their money is making it more difficult for other teams to compete for top players, and the gap between rich and poor is ever widening. They have no previous success from which they have grown and earned some prestige, the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have. They are ‘new money’ and though they may have some star names and grab some headlines, they still haven’t won anything for over 50 years. Continue reading

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