California State University East Bay

The Pioneer

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

There is still hope for the Oakland Raiders

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Oakland Raiders are officially leaving for Las Vegas in a few years, but before they go they’re adding a little local flare to the team. Well, a little more than a little, as Marshawn Lynch, the Skittles man and one of the most dominant running backs of his era, has officially been added...

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Silver and black leaving Oakland, not my life

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last November, I decided to join my family tradition of getting an Oakland Raiders tattoo and I must say, of all the different Raider tattoos my family has, mine is the most unique. Instead of the traditional Raider with the two swords crossing from the top, I replaced it with a pirate skull equippe...

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Super Bowl might have been best ever

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s almost unbelievable. Super Bowl LI was a blowout, which is typical of the NFL’s championship game. With just more than 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a touchdown to running back Tevin Coleman essentially sealing a championship with the sc...

Super matchup or super blowout?

Super matchup or super blowout?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For NFL fans the Super Bowl can be bittersweet if your team didn’t make it to the final game of the year. As an Oakland Raiders fan I can relate; it’s been 15 years since the silver and black have been to the championship match. The phrase “next year” has become commonplace in my vocabulary. Howe...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold

Benjamin Conroy,
Contributor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the Niners of making it to the playoffs. After starting the season off with one win, the 49ers have ...

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Goodell should overturn suspension of quarterback: Tom Brady deflated again

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve the four-game suspension that he received as a result of his role in the Deflategate scandal from January 2015. The decision comes after the original suspension Brady received in May 2015 was overturned in a separate cou...

Back off of QB Cam Newton

Back off of QB  Cam Newton

Shomari Black,
Contributor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Denver Broncos’ top-rated defense repeatedly sacked Carolina Panther’s quarterback Cam Newton during Super Bowl 50. His receivers dropped important passes and his offensive line did not protect him. Huge Bronco defenders knocked him down more than 20 times, which caused Newton to fumble the ba...

Pride through peaceful resistance

Pride through peaceful resistance

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Beyoncé Knowles told the world that she loves her blackness and the world should love it back when she released her new music video and performed at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. On Feb. 6, she released a new music video and song called “Formation,” which she debuted a day later at the Supe...

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Super Bowl creates big business in the Bay

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Super Bowl can be a very lucrative event for many cities: New Orleans made a profit of $480 million when the final tally came in, as reported by Mark Waller of nola.com. It allegedly saved the city from a complete financial and political collapse following Hurricane Katrina. Dallas was also reported to have made a profit of $28 million when...

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Attention Bay Area: The Super Bowl is coming

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers’ absence from the 2016 NFL postseason, the Bay Area will feel the impact of Super Bowl 50. The big game will be at the home of the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium, on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, which brings with it a unique set of situations. With the entire...

One and done for Tomsula

One and done for Tomsula

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The San Francisco 49ers fired their first year Head Coach Jim Tomsula on Sunday after the team finished the season 5-11. Was this a surprise? No. The 49ers had their worst season since 2007 when they went 5-11, and the lack of talent was obvious. Tomsula seemed to be a placeholder for something better,...

California State University East Bay
Super Bowl