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Venkataraman: A night at Roaracle

Thoughts, musings and impressions from a glorious night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors seized control of their second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a blowout 98-78 victory: 1. I hate Bay Area traffic. Having cajoled a close friend to come to the game and to drive himself, myself and my roommate, we…

Venkataraman: Mariota or Winston?

As I frantically type these words, hoping my desk editor doesn’t destroy me for submitting yet another column late, there are just 30 minutes separating us from the 2015 version of the greatest TV spectacle known to mankind: the NFL draft. This wondrous occasion features Roger Goodell getting booed vigorously, some extraordinarily athletic young men combining fancy suits and…

Venkataraman: NFL shenanigans

The 2014-2015 NFL season ended on Feb. 1 when the final seconds ticked off the clock in Glendale, Arizona, the site of the Super Bowl. It featured arguably the weirdest Roman numeral associated (XLIX) and inarguably the most bizarre final sequence of events: Jermain Kearse’s catch, Marshawn Lynch’s just-short run, Malcolm Butler’s backbreaking interception, Tom…