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Neat Sports Things: Plano East-John Tyler

Neat Sports Things: Plano East-John Tyler

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02/17/2016

In his new column “Neat Sports Things,” Halftime Sports Co-Editor Jay Benjamin shares some of his favorite, well, neat things from the history of sports, many of which have not received the attention they deserve. This column is dedicated to exploring some of the greatest stories the sports world has to offer. So, naturally, the series begins…

The Case for Hanging It Up

The Case for Hanging It Up

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11/20/2015

Upon seeing the boxscore from the Denver Broncos’ matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, casual football fans who have not been paying much attention to this season would be stunned to see quarterback Peyton Manning’s stats; he went 5 for 20 for 35 yards, zero touchdowns, and four interceptions. This performance, which earned…

How The Tide Stemmed Fournette

How The Tide Stemmed Fournette

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11/12/2015

Without a doubt, the most impressive player thus far this season has been LSU running back Leonard Fournette. The presumptive Heisman favorite carried the Tigers to a 7-0 start, gaining an absurd 1,352 yards in the process. Less publicly, the Alabama defensive front has demonstrated itself to be not simply one of the nation’s best,…

Unpacking the ‘Snapfu’

Unpacking the ‘Snapfu’

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10/22/2015

Assuredly, most football fans have already had the treat of watching what may have been the dumbest play in sports history, which occurred during the Indianapolis Colts’ 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night. If not, let us at Halftime do the honors. I must have watched this play 100 times since…

The Weekly List: Country Songs for Country Haters

The Weekly List: Country Songs for Country Haters

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10/20/2015

One of the most clichéd responses to the question, “What type of music do you like?” is “Anything but country.” Before I saw the light, I too was in this camp because the only type of country music I was exposed to as a teenager in suburban Florida was god-awful “bro country,” a predictable mad-lib…

Critical Voices: Diane Coffee, <em>Everybody’s A Good Dog</em>

Critical Voices: Diane Coffee, Everybody’s A Good Dog

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09/10/2015

The college town of Bloomington, Indiana may be the last place one expects to find music rooted in the Motown tradition. Yet that’s just where Diane Coffee, the solo project of session drummer Shaun Fleming, recorded his interpretation of blue-eyed soul. Known most prominently as drummer for the psychedelic indie rock band, Foxygen, Everybody’s A…

NCAA Tournament Second Weekend Routing Guide

NCAA Tournament Second Weekend Routing Guide

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03/25/2015

On Saturday, our Georgetown basketball team was knocked out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of the Utah Utes. Despite the heartbreak of the Hoyas, the madness proceeds onward. Here are five potential suitors for the rooting loyalties of Georgetown fans. #1 Kentucky Wildcats Usually I strongly oppose rooting for…

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