The "TV War" drags on in Iraq in a hot-again, cold-again, violent and alien desert where mission accomplished couldn't be further from the truth.
In between all of the fast-food runs and Starbucks stops - conveniences allotted to us by the hegemony of American might (God bless it) - America finds itself reminded every so often that the war in Iraq continues, despite our collective detachment.
In a recent poll given by ESPN The Magazine, almost 50 percent of those polled think "it's a shame what's happening to the (NBA)." By the same token, only 38 percent of those polled feel the same about baseball in the shadow of the most disheartening scandal in the sport's history - the great specter of steroids - and 21 percent about the NFL in a year when two of its superstars have faced or served serious jail time.
Closing the season on a high note, the Lions came back from a 10-point deficit to slip past Kean University 14-10 on Saturday afternoon.
The Lions, down 10-5 going into the fourth quarter, managed to put early offensive struggles out of their minds, rallying back for the upset victory with the help of freshman quarterback Chris James.
An extra point is all that separated the College's football team from victory Saturday, as the Lions fell to the Bengals of Buffalo State College 34-33 in double overtime.
The usually reliable junior kicker Matt Dalessio missed an extra point following a touchdown connection in double overtime between freshman quarterback Chris James and senior wide receiver Ryan Ross.
The Lions offense struggled mightily these past two weeks en route to suffering two critical road losses in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).
In their first game back after an emotional overtime victory in the Homecoming game against William Paterson University two weeks ago, the Lions suffered a letdown game against Western Connecticut State University, dropping a 10-3 decision.
Continuing its sudden offensive explosion, the College's men's soccer team put on a scoring clinic as it blew out Lincoln University 5-0.
The impressive victory, which raises the Lions' record to 5-5-1, comes at a crucial point in the season. The Lions need to start peaking now as they look to springboard themselves into the playoffs on a winning streak.
Lions' soccer was a mixed bag this past week, as senior forward Matt Luber and company led the squad to a clutch 2-1 victory over conference rival Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Then they followed it up with a demoralizing 3-0 shutout loss to Montclair State University Saturday evening.
The stage was set for a new era in Lions' soccer at the gorgeous new soccer complex's inaugural game. The talented Lions' team was seeking revenge against a strong conference opponent that handed them one of their four defeats in 2005.
Unfortunately, "Lady Luck" was dead set against keeping the College from evening the score against Ramapo University as the Lions dropped a 3-2 decision on Saturday in a contest where the breaks kept going the Roadrunners' way.
All good things must come to an end - including perfect records. The men's soccer team, fresh off notching their second straight win following a 5-0 victory over SUNY-Old Westbury, had a disastrous road trip over the weekend, dropping both games and lowering their record to 2-2.
As the rain clouds parted during a gloomy, overcast weekend, the College's men's soccer team left the Drew University campus (where the game was held due to inclement weather) emerging victorious after a 1-0 win over Arcadia University to kick off the 2006 season.
One game away from reaching the illustrious Final Four in the NCAA Division III Tournament, the Lions ended their season with a seven-game winning streak and a wildly successful 16-3-1 season. Head coach George Nazario is surprisingly blunt and confident that this season will be just as successful as last year's breakout run.
The College's track and field team competed in two meets over the weekend, the Princeton and Widener University invitationals. The team managed to notch a total of five NCAA provisional performances and eight ECAC qualifying times.
Freshman Stephanie Herrickimproved upon her NCAA provisional mark in the 800-meter with a time of 2:13.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. That's one way you could describe the Philadelphia 76ers' season, but not even I was ready for this. That is, the absolutely meteoric fall from playoff contention over the last two months of the season and dropping 14 of 24 games.
The rest of the field was chasing ghosts Saturday, as seniors Brittny Boyd and Angela Tecco both had career days on their home turf at the New Jersey Invitational. Five different Lions received NCAA provisional tallies, but Boyd and Tecco's combined for an astounding four NCAA provisional marks in one meet.