Thursday, October 8, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 31

Weekly Poll
How are you preparing for a possible super El Niño?

I’m gathering sandbags right now.
I’ve stocked up emergency supplies, just in case.
There won’t be an El Niño.
I’ve got my surfboard ready.

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The Benchwarmer: It's time for the NFL's commissioner to revise discipline strategies for players

It’s the fall season, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and football Sundays are back. With my Green Bay Packers at 3-0 (and the 49ers at 0-3), I’m quite comfortable and pleased with my spot on the bench; all is right in my world. Football season for the Benchwarmer means a few things: It means sporting my Clay Matthews jersey; talking football with my students; and spending Sundays eating, drinking, and watching t... [ Read More ]