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Fritz Metzinger

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Thank you to the numerous staff writers, columnists and associate editors with whom I had the pleasure of collaborating as Sports Editor. Your contributions — too often neglected by readers or mutilated by us editors — comprise the heart and soul of this sports section.

	Steven Gerrard’s emotional moment following Liverpool’s 3-2 victory against Manchester City was years in the making.

Gerrard's time-honoring tears

Following his Liverpool side’s 3-2 triumph over fellow league title challenger Manchester City, Steven Gerrard’s eyes began to leak. Gerrard lost control of his emotions at a juncture when the threat of losing out on the league crown remained quite prevalent. If you know anything about Gerrard’s story, however, you’ll forgive the man a moment of emotion.

	Shabazz Napier played his heart out in UConn’s run to a national championship. Then, he called out the NCAA. Columnist Fritz Metzinger got to thinking.

Stay hungry, my friends

“Ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at the Hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us!” When Shabazz Napier barked those words at the world after his Connecticut team won the men’s basketball national championship against Kentucky Monday night, he triggered a deluge of reactions. More than that, he reminded everyone of the polemic debate engulfing the NCAA.

Hoo knows?

It took 22 seconds in the second half for Virginia to win the game last Friday night.

Fun and Games

Four minutes remained in a lopsided game. After recording his second block of the game and prolonging a night that rendered Memphis an ant underneath a giant Virginia defensive magnifying glass, Mike Tobey gathered the ball at the top of the 3-point arc with oodles of time remaining on the shot clock and his defender hanging back in the lane.

	Coach Tony Bennett and his first-seeded Cavaliers are surely all in as they play for a national championship. Virginia fans shouldn’t hedge their bets, either, writes columnist Fritz Metzinger.

Cut the Hedges

On Monday, Virginia alumnus Ian Cohen wrote a story for Grantland entitled “In Praise of Virginia: The Mediocre, Miraculous No. 1 Seed.” With respect to Mr. Cohen, I disliked the article.

	Coach Tony Bennett’s No. 12 Cavaliers are having a ball of late.

A brewing storm

February 28, 2013. Virginia has just ousted No. 3 Duke, 73-68, but something other than the game’s outcome is grinding Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski’s gears.

	Photo courtesy Virginia Sports.

Virginia releases 2014 football schedule

In approximately ten months, eager consumers around the nation will swarm retail stores on “Black Friday” to gobble up favorable discounts. The Virginia football team, on the other hand, will be shopping for something unavailable on the shelves of Wal-Mart: a Commonwealth Cup. For the first time since 1996, the Cavaliers will play Virginia Tech the day after Thanksgiving next season.

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