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The life and lies of Cool in sports

The life and lies of Cool in sports

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

December 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

In 2008 Sports Illustrated writer Phil Taylor published the obituary of Cool. He insisted Cool, the once-envied swagger worn by athletes who let their performances do the talking, such as Michael Jordan, Joe Namath, and Bjorn Borg, had finally sucked in its last breath after an extended period on life...

Surprising “Staff” Infection wins 2010 league crown

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

December 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

A tradition that has been built at Lakeland College is to hold an intramural flag football season and tournament in the fall. This year’s season was held from Oct. 12-Nov.3 and consisted of seven teams. As usual, it was a slogging month of muddy fields and gruesome injuries ranging from broken glasses...

On and off the field, Randy Moss tops NFL’s must-see list

On and off the field, Randy Moss tops NFL’s must-see list

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

November 12, 2010


Filed under Sports Features

The 2010 NFL season has been tough for Randy Moss fans like me. Moss’ latest exportation to Tennessee will mark the third different team he’s played for this year. Likewise, friends who know about my “Moss problem” are throwing around more bad jokes than Michael Scott on “The Office.” ...

MVP of the Issue: midfield playmaker Kristina Borts

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

October 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

Playing summer soccer with the Croatian Eagles, a perennially powerful club team in Milwaukee made up of Division I and II college players, Kristina Borts was never relied upon to create offense. On the Lakeland women’s soccer team, that has at times had trouble filling eleven starting spots over...

Women’s soccer loses NAC games and tourney bid

Danny Spatchek, Sports Editor

October 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

Losses in two Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) games last week knocked the Lakeland women’s soccer team down to ninth place in the standings, and out of contention to make the conference tournament. With just eleven players on the roster, the women lost 5-0 to first place Aurora Oct. 24 in Chicago. Aurora...

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