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The Elite Corners: Richard Sherman or Joe Haden?

Would you rather have Richard Sherman or Joe Haden on your NFL team? One of the biggest questions in the NFL’s free agency period right now is the Richard Sherman trade. The Seahawks have been willing to give up Sherman of late. He is one of the best cornerbacks in the league right now, and the Eagles biggest need is a cornerback. So you might be thinking that this is a win-win situation for the Eagles right. Well, not so much. Sherman is 29 years old, turning 30 next March. Sherman is a restricted free agent after this coming season. Well, who else could the Eagles trade for? Why not Joe Haden from the Browns? He’s only 27 years old, and he is a shutdown corner as well. Here are some of both of these players’ major stats: Haden has 19 interceptions since he was drafted, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble…


Guest Contributor: Mock NFL Draft

Guest contributor Jared Miller joins the Phoenix Inquirer staff from time to time to report on the latest developments in professional sports. Now that the NFL season is over, everyone is looking forward to the next season. Even sooner, everybody is looking forward to the 2017 NFL Draft. The draft is taking place on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM ET. In this article I will be giving you my predictions for the top 7 picks. Number 1 (Cleveland Browns): Deshaun Watson (QB) Deshaun Watson is a QB from Clemson who was a junior. He can analyze the field very well. He will fit very well into the Brown’s play scheme. Number 2 (San Francisco 49ers): Myles Garrett (DE) Myles Garrett is a DE from Texas A&M who was a junior. He is a great pass rusher and some people are comparing him to Julius Peppers. Number 3 (Chicago Bears): Leonard Fournette…


Video Game Facts: The Madden Curse!

The Madden Games. Who doesn’t know Madden? This popular football game first released in 1988 with John Madden as Electronic Art’s (EA) “cover player” to sell more games, and John Madden’s Football was an instant success. But did you know when EA replaced John Madden with other players, that Madden cursed the series? So, for those who do not believe in curses at first (such as myself), here is some evidence about how Madden will be cursed forever! It all began in 1998, where Garrison Hearst was racking up points for the San Francisco 49ers. EA liked this player, and when they offered Hearst to lead the Madden series, he agreed. Almost immediately after the offer was accepted, Hearst broke his ankle and could barely play at all that season. But maybe it was just one time, right? Wrong. When Madden NFL 2000 was close to releasing, EA thought of…


Everything Super Bowl

Jacob and Charlie here, and we are going over everything Super Bowl! Overview Charlie here, and here is a quick overview of the Big Game itself. It is the championship game of the National Football League, featuring the winner of the American Football Conference and the winner of the National Football Conference. It is usually held on the first Sunday of February, unofficially known as Super Bowl Sunday. This year Super Bowl 51 is held on February 5, airing on FOX at 6:30 pm. Every year the Super Bowl is held at a random venue, this year’s being held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Last year the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 24-10, and this year’s participants are the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Who will win? The Teams Patriots Charlie again, and the New England Patriots have been one of the…


Phoenix Game Day Teams Revealed

Recently, the teams and advisories for the 2017 Phoenix Game Day have been revealed! Start preparing your outfit. And if you don’t know what team you are on, consult this list: The sixth grade is divided by current special rotations with one teacher per team: Art (Adamczyk): Red Drama (Barry): Yellow Music (Guenther): Blue Quakerism (Tozer): Green The seventh grade is divided by homerooms, with McDonald split among all 4 teams: Mutchnick: Green Kenealy: Yellow McDonald: Split* Maw-Deis: Blue Chagan: Red The eighth grade is divided by homerooms, with Davis and Morsa split among all 4 teams: Davis: Split* Pidot: Red Fogel: Blue Morsa: Split* Dr. Z: Green Magistra: Yellow *For split advisories, see your advisor for team distributions. So there you have it! Thanks for reading, and get cheering!


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At Recent Swim Meet, FCS Brings Defeat

If you were to enter the Annenberg Foundation Pool on Wednesday, December 9, you would have seen swimming, cheering and excitement. That is because our Middle School Swim Team had a meet against Rosemont School of the Holy Child’s team. No surprises here: “The phoenix rises,” meaning our team won! The score was 83-61. Health Teacher/Middle School Swim Coach Mrs. Lisa Mansure is “most proud of everyone giving it their all, and supporting one another in and out of the water.” She also adds, “I really look forward to coming to practice everyday.  It’s a wonderful group of student-athletes to coach and working with Sean and Beth is a highlight of my day!”   Meanwhile, Friends’ Central Aquatics Assistant Head Coach Sean Ford, who also coaches Middle School Swimming, is “looking forward to every swimmer developing as the season continues and showing how much they have learned at the next meet.” Anna Volpp ‘20, is…


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MLB Postseason 2015 Recap and 2016 Season Predictions

Postseason 2015 Recap The 2015 Major League Baseball postseason was one to remember. Many different types of franchises dueled for the title. These included the team with the three young fireballers: Matt Harvey, Jacob DeGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, and second baseman Daniel Murphy, who led the majors with seven home runs in the postseason. Any guesses? Yup. The New York Mets. Another completely different franchise, the Toronto Blue Jays, had the best offense in baseball during the regular season, but sometimes struggled to score runs during their push for the title. They miraculously defeated ex-Phillie Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers by coming back and winning three consecutive elimination games on the road, but then were dispatched by the eventual World Series Champion Kansas City Royals in the ALCS. Also, let’s not forget the Houston Astros, who miraculously rebuilt their team and made the postseason following 2013 and 2014 seasons…


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FCS Flag Football Season Outcome

So, you’ll remember a little while ago when we wrote “FCS Flag Football Championship Preview.” So, as the winter hammers down with basketball and squash, we’d like to tell you the final outcome of the flag football championship game. Here we go! Semifinals: Blue Team (Blake Roshkoff ’20) vs. Yellow Team (Gordon Wilcox ’20) Well, the score was not 90-0. Since it was a “W” Day, the games were shortened to 20 minutes. I did not realize that by the time I wrote my preview, so my predictions were wrong. It was actually a very exciting (and very controversial) game. At first, the Blue Team, with none other than Tucker Wolfson ‘21 pulling flags like a beast, was winning with 6 points ahead. In a shocking conclusion, the Yellow Team, with none other than Charlie Szwartz ’21 keeping his team together, managed to throw a lucky pass to Sylvan Davidson ‘20, tying the score…


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Really Good Unknown Movies: The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game is based on a true story. It is about a group of kids from a poor area in Mexico who dream of playing Little League baseball. When they manage to get a coach, the whole town pitches in to get them to the Little League World Series. But when the kids get to Texas for the Series, they are faced with a huge amount of racism and hatred because they are Mexican. The Perfect Game is a heartwarming story of a bunch of kids who work their hardest to get what they deserve. I highly recommend this really good unknown movie and rate it five out of five stars!


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FCS Flag Football Championship Preview

You all know the classic fall sports: Soccer, field hockey, cross country, girls’ tennis, etc. Hidden behind the parking lot of the sports world lies flag football, a sacred sport protected by the hands of Mr. Annas and Dr. Z. As the final leaves fall off the almost-bare trees of FCS, the flag football championship is coming, and coming fast. As of Nov. 4th, 2015 at about 11:30 AM, the championship game will be the Red Team, led by Isaiah Williams ’20, facing the winner of the Yellow Team/Blue Team game. The Yellow Team is under the helm of Gordon Wilcox ’20, while the Blue Team is being led by Blake Roshkoff ’20. Red is walking into the championship as the #2 seed, who just beat the #3 Green Team in their semifinal match. Blue, the #4 seed, is seeking an upset over top-seeded Yellow. Hopefully that won’t happen, considering I’m on Yellow. GoYellow! So here are my…


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