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April 24, 2013

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By ALEX SMITH STAFF WRITER “We’re all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children’s game; we just don’t know when that’s gonna be. Some of us are told at 18, some of us are told at 40, but we’re all told.” That quote from the movie Moneyball feels very fitting at this moment. This is the last ever edition of “Smith Says.” Some of the readers out there may be happy about that, but I...

Smith Says

April 17, 2013

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By ALEX SMITH STAFF WRITER The baseball season is still very young. At this point, win/loss records mean almost nothing. There have been less than 15 games played by each team, so there’s no reason to panic or give up if your team isn’t doing too hot to start. The season will get better, I promise, unless you are one of the select few who is a fan of the Miami Marlins. Just 12 games into the season, it is already clear...

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April 10, 2013

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By ALEX SMITH Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaced of him grabbing his players, throwing balls at their heads and shouting vulgar remarks at them during team practices. Firing Rice was the correct move, but this story has brought to attention a much larger problem. The way Rice was acting was over the top, but coaches act like Rice all the time, on every level of sports from Little...

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March 6, 2013

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By ALEX SMITH The NBA’s All-Star Weekend is always pretty fun to watch. Before the actual All-Star Game, you can watch Justin Bieber play in the Celebrity Game, if you’re into that kind of thing. You can see some of the best point guards in the league compete in the Skills Challenge, and you can even see the best sharpshooters compete in the 3-Point Shootout. And then there’s the dunk contest, which used to feature...

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January 30, 2013

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BY ALEX SMITH STAFF COLUMNIST As I sit here writing this column, it is Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27. I’m feeling pretty excited, in fact, I feel almost giddy. You may ask, “Hey Alex, what is making you feel that way?” Well, friend, the answer is simple: The greatest event in professional sports is about to take place in just a few hours. I am of course talking about the NFL’s All-Star Game, The Pro Bowl. In fact, I...

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January 23, 2013

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By ALEX SMITH STAFF COLUMNIST People change their minds. It is a fact of life. Sometimes we think we want one thing, but then after sleeping on it, we want something different. Earlier this week, Chip Kelly changed his mind. After initially turning down offers from the NFL, Chip Kelly betrayed the University of Oregon and jumped ship for the Philadelphia Eagles… and I love it. After firing Andy Reid following a disappointing...

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November 14, 2012

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By ALEX SMITH STAFF WRITER Being a Philadelphia sports fan can be tough. Being a Philadelphia sports fan while living in New York is even tougher. I don’t get to watch many Philadelphia Eagles games, unless they are playing the Giants or are in the Sunday or Monday night games. When I have gotten to watch the Eagles play this season they have been horrendous. People around campus keep asking me the same questions: Should...

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