Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Authors Posts by Andrew Rafner

Andrew Rafner

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Varsityoptimism breaksdown the U.S.A. Screaming Eagles first Olympic match up against Host nation China.

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It happened so fast. As quickly as it began, it was over. No, I am not talking about the magical 2007-08 Lakers season; I’m talking...

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There are few names in Professional Sports that inflict fear and general clamor into the hearts of all who speak their names. Were...

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It is currently 112° outside. I've had nine Otter Pops in the last two hours and there is not a lick of NBA...

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When you see the words "Varsity Shootaround" above a pregame article you have come to expect a certain tone: Light, airy, and...

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Here they are for the curious... Joey Crawford, Bennett Salvatore, and Mark Wunderlich. Thoughts?

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I have never been punched in the face. I would imagine that it feels somewhat similar to this. I cannot quite breathe correctly; I am having...

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ESPN: You thought every angle had been covered for this incredible, throwback Lakers-Celtics Finals? Well, here's a new one: For the first time in...

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Varstiyoptimism's Pre-NBA Finals Routine - Step A: Wake up in a cold sweat screaming and cursing the names of Kevin McHale, John Havlicek and...

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I fancy myself a lover of independent music. You know the type: whiny, literate, geeky dudes with jangly guitars and ill-fitting cardigans....

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Watch this clip from Wet Hot American Summer. It pretty much sums up what happened to the Lakers on Sunday evening. Cruising along these Western...

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I wish I had started writing this pregame article in the third quarter of Game Six. It was a much simpler and quaint period...

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Bleacher Report: Philadelphia fans are known to be brutal. Throwing snow balls at Santa Claus, booing their franchise players, and cheering when opposing players...

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I went to Utah for Game 3. What I saw frightened me. Amidst all the turnovers and missed opportunities I finally remembered what...

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Lakers rally in the second half to overcome Jazz lead, and win the game.