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Reflections on a summer in the books

"And the fever called living ... is conquered at last.” It will be extremely pompous and presumptuous of me to begin my first column of the semester with a randomly—albeit exceptionally brilliant—selected sentence from a poem that you may or (probably) may not be aware of. But then again, where’s the fun in not doing something like that?


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Column: A procrastinator's guide to the Barclays Premier League

Welcome back to campus, Badgers! After an exciting summer for soccer, highlighted by Brazil’s World Cup, some of you might be suffering from footie withdrawal, and might be interested in following the world’s game more seriously this season. Well, fear not, because this coming semester Lars and I are here to guide you through the ups and downs of the Premier League (or “the Prem” for short), and we’ll start this week with a guide to a league which is only three games into its 38-game season.


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Latest in animated series fails to excite

Less than two weeks ago, FXX ran every episode of The Simpsons—as well as The Simpsons Movie—one after another in a marathon that took approximately 12 days to complete. On the first Tuesday of said marathon, Netflix released one of its newest original series, BoJack Horseman, and renewed it for a second season on that Friday. That week, I took (read: wasted) a large chunk of the end of my summer break watching both programs, and I was struck by the changes that have taken place in the adult animation genre.


Rushad Machhi
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Column: McEvoy starting over Stave is a necessary gamble

If reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are correct, redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy will be the starting quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers when their season opens in Houston. McEvoy and the incumbent redshirt junior Joel Stave have been locked into a heated quarterback battle for the past month now, but it appears that McEvoy has emerged as the winner. If it is true, head coach Gary Andersen will be taking a huge risk, but one that is right for the Badgers.


Jack Baer
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Column: Pitchers like this year's Felix Hernandez can be MVP's

Statement 1: Félix Hernández is the most valuable player in the American League. Statement 2: Félix Hernández is a pitcher. It has become a prevailing wisdom in the baseball fandom and media that Statement 2 makes Statement 1 somewhere between unlikely and virtually impossible. This wisdom was widely discussed when Justin Verlander was humiliating batters in 2011 and some saw fit to lower him on their MVP ballots or drop him altogether. Verlander almost certainly would have lost the award if his team hadn’t made the playoffs.


Jack Baer
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Column: Let's classify the MLB All-Stars

The rosters for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Minnesota were released Sunday night, so now it's time to wade through the rosters and separate the wheat from the chaff and the Jeter from the young baseball players.


Jim Dayton
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Column: Thoughts, tidbits and musings from the 2014 NBA Draft

If you’re like me, you’ve been enthralled with the 2014 NBA Draft ever since the media’s talking heads proclaimed last fall that this would be the most talented draft in years. Not only would there be potential all-stars and franchise players at the top, there would also be many quality role players to be found in the middle and later parts of the draft.


Jim Dayton
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Column: Appreciate the Spurs, appreciate LeBron

San Antonio won its fifth NBA title in franchise history Sunday night after a resounding 104-87 victory over Miami. With lights-out shooting, stingy defense and crucial contributions off the bench, the Spurs closed out the Heat in five games and perhaps put an end to the Big Three era in Miami.


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Column: Previewing the 2014 FIFA World Cup

After four unbearably long years, World Cup season returns and is coming to its spiritual home in Brazil. To preview this month-long celebration, here are my picks for what to expect at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For each category, I first give an answer that is more on the obvious side, followed by a not-so-obvious answer that significantly less people are talking about. Finally, I give my predicted winner and break down why I see them hoisting the trophy at the Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro July 13.


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Television delights waiting to wow you this summer

Our final days of classes are soon to be a distant and fuzzy memory, clouded by the sting of UV rays and the familiar scent of sunblock. Summer is fast-approaching, which means some much needed time to relax, decompress and question your life choices after yet another grueling semester. But who needs Vitamin D and sandy beaches when you have a recliner and a guide channel that’s saturated with some fantastic new shows? Here are a few of the upcoming series I am most excited for. You can bet your firstborns I’ll be holed up safely indoors for these summer premieres.


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