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25 years of a franchise, 8 generations of Pokémon species and regions, and countless memories

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of growing up with Pokémon. I’m essentially 6 months older than this franchise going by its release in Japan on February 27th, 1996. Just as many people have grown up in households that contained various passions and cultures, my fascination with Pokémon stemmed from my exposure to video games at a young age. Had I not received a Game Boy Advance one fateful Christmas morning, I would not be writing this today.


Following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’s triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, there will be some assessment on where the 32 franchises of the National Football League stand going into the offseason. Analysts will look at salary cap, draft picks, and other figures to determine which teams are poised for success in the near future. For this article, I am interested in a different potential metric of success.

The influence of social media in the sports world grows exponentially each year. Because of that, you (or more likely just…


Time to tackle the final season of The Office to celebrate their status as one of the best shows on Netflix which came to an end on January 1, 2021. Instead, you can now enjoy the tales of Dunder Mifflin through Peacock (which is where I watch some Premier League games as well). The final part of the rewatch of one of my favorite shows prior to its removal from Netflix took longer than expected, but it is now complete. Not only was deciding the top 10 moments a challenge but trying not to overload the top 10 with moments…


Part of me wanted to celebrate Joe Biden’s inauguration like I won the World Cup. The previous presidential administration was a dark cloud that shrouded the end of my time in college, throughout my two years in grad school, and the beginning phase of my post school life. That itself has been a turbulent period with moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego, navigating a long distance relationship, job searching and researching among other events. It’s ok to celebrate, but soon you must go back to the drawing board because the next challenge is always right around…


Do you have time for one last NFL Playoff preview type article? Then look no further. A guide to which teams are in the best position to win Super Bowl LV in Tampa come February 7 has arrived, from the pretenders to the contenders. Let’s get right to it.

Tier 5: Seriously, they made the playoffs?

14. Chicago Bears

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Former Raider Khalil Mack could be a nightmare for Drew Brees in the Wildcard Round

13. Washington Football Team


As the most unpredictable year of our lifetimes draws to a close, there is still much to look forward to and more unpredictability along the way. Something I look forward to every spring is the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions and Europa League. Not only is predicting each result tough to do (especially prior to the conclusion of the January transfer window), but predicting which ties will be entertaining can be difficult as well. Two big names doesn’t guarantee the best football, but it does increases the reasons why casual fans of the sport or diehard fans of other…


Ahead of The Office’s impending removal from Netflix in 2021, not only did I want to rewatch the entire series one last time but I wanted to share my favorites quotes and moments with you. The question then became: how do I do this in a way that doesn’t overload the reader with thousands of memorable scenes in this iconic TV series? I decided to attempt to narrow it down to the top 10 from each season. So far, this has proved to be a harder process than it is for the show to feel the same without Steve Carrell…


Ahead of The Office’s impending removal from Netflix in 2021, not only did I want to rewatch the entire series one last time but I wanted to share my favorites quotes and moments with you. The question then became: how do I do this in a way that doesn’t overload the reader with thousands of memorable scenes in this iconic TV series? I decided to attempt to narrow it down to the top 10 from each season. …


I made my Round of 16 Predictions nearly six months ago due to the global COVID-19 pandemic suspending play in the middle of the return legs. To say a lot has changed since then is an understatement. However, this stage of the UEFA Champions League has finally concluded, and not only do we have the quarterfinal matchups, but the rest of the tournament is also set in a bracket.

My predictions for the Round of 16 yielded 5 correct winners (Atalanta, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and RB Leipzig) and 3 incorrect winners (Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, and Olympique Lyon…


Ahead of The Office’s impending removal from Netflix in 2021, not only did I want to rewatch the entire series one last time but I wanted to share my favorites quotes and moments with you. The question then became: how do I do this in a way that doesn’t overload the reader with thousands of memorable scenes in this iconic TV series? I decided to attempt to narrow it down to the top 10 from each season. So far, this has proved to be a harder process than it is for Dwight to find Pam’s iPod.

These selections are based…

Ivan Ornelas

Loves to write, especially about Survivor, Sports, Video Games, and other Media and topics

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