Author: Jessica Duran

Thank You Spurs

By Jessica Duran Sports can be considered a hobby, a passion, just silly games, and something that truly brings people together. There’s no question how deep of a bond there is between sports and the city of San Antonio and there’s no better example of that than the bond between the Spurs and this city. The Spurs were eliminated in a tough series against the Denver Nuggets, against all odds, the Spurs took the Nuggets to a game seven matchup. Having no Kawhi Leonard, Manu, Tony Parker, a healthy Dejounte Murray on that team last year getting swept by...

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Thank you Manu

Growing up in San Antonio from the age of 5, all I’ve known is the greatest era in Spurs franchise history and one of, if not the greatest trios of all time in NBA history – Tim, Tony, Manu, led by Coach Pop. Those three and Pop could be known as the Four Horseman. While all three players have made an impact on the city of San Antonio on and off the court, only one has truly made a lasting impact and that’s Manu Ginobili. Manu has brought the Latino community together in San Antonio like no others have. He’s a Euro League Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 time NBA Champion, and Sixth Man of the Year Award winner. And he modernized the modern euro step move that so many superstars perform in games today like Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Stephen Curry. With his rightful place in the rafters at the AT&T Center next to his friend and former teammate, Tim Duncan, he is immortalized in Spurs history. I could list every single accomplishment, stat, important charitable participation Manu has ever done in San Antonio and in Argentina, but we’d be here all day. He’s more than just the awards and statistics. He’s Manu Ginobili. He’s the guy who played practical jokes on the sidelines on teammates and on Spurs TV broadcasters Bill Land and Sean Elliot. He’s...

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Commanders Hold Off Stallions in Return to the Dome

The Commanders sealed a late 19-15 victory in their first meeting against the Salt Lake Stallions last Saturday improving their record to a Western Conference-best 5-2. In front of 30,000 strong, the Commanders struggled on offense early in the game with their defense carrying the team for the most part. Dubbed “Area 51” as a nickname for the Commanders defense where a thrown pass may enter and never return back to the team is quite fitting. Late in the 4th quarter, Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside left the game due to a shoulder injury. The 2nd string quarterback Marquise Williams...

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The NCAA CBB Brackets are Set, Time to Fill Out Yours

It’s the best time of the year for college basketball fans as the season has ended and it’s time to go dancing as they say. The NCAA Tournament is the biggest part of the season as fans place their bets and fill out their brackets for pride, money, or the office champion trophy. This is the tournament where heroes and legends are born. In the men’s bracket, the number one player in the nation is Zion Williamson of Duke University who looks to keep the Blue Devils going and help Coach K win his 6th National Championship. Coach K...

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Commanders Lead the West After Blowout Victory Over Legends

Overcoming two straight losses after the season opener in week one, the San Antonio Commanders have seemed to figure it out after winning their past 3 straight road games against Birmingham, Arizona, and last week against Atlanta. Entering week 7 with a record of 4-2, they sit at the top of the Western Conference one game ahead of the San Diego Fleet (3-3). This past victory against the Atlanta Legends seemed to be the most impressive game for the Commanders thus far in the season, blowing out the Legends 37-6. The Commanders defense, as usual, were the stars of the game forcing an astonishing 4 turnovers. Safety Derron Smith has the play of the game with an 87-yard pick-six late in the 4th quarter. Quarterback Logan Woodside, defending his “Offensive Player of the Week” honor for his previous performance against the Arizona Hotshots, showed up again against Atlanta throwing 17-24 for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week, the Commanders will host the struggling herd of Salt Lake Stallions at the Alamodome in their first meeting between each other this season. The Stallions, while coming off a 22-9 victory over the Memphis Express, are 2-4. The Stallions are giving up an average of 20.1 points per game to the opponents while scoring only an average of 18 points per game. Against a team that averages at least 2 forced...

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