About: Paul Matala

Paul is both a student of constitutional philosophy and lover of sports.

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A brief look at the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies

Spring training is upon us, and soon the Phillies will start their quest to become this year’s World Series champions. They have made some changes to the pitching rotation, as well as the outfield, that I will be keeping my eye on. The team is also getting Ryan Howard and Ben Revere back from injury. I am excited to see how this Phillies team performs now that everyone is healthy.

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The top ten Pennsylvania-born professional football players

With the NFL playoffs looming, it’s a good time for the Independent Gazette to publish a top ten list of the greatest Pennsylvania-born professional football players—the most solid players that the Keystone State has ever produced, in this reporter’s opinion. Be forewarned that not everyone will agree. With that said, let’s start the countdown.

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The real history of Thanksgiving

The most-likely history behind Thanksgiving, rather than the harvest festival, was that the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared a day of Thanksgiving for the slaughter of 700 Pequot men, women, and children, stating that the day would be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots.

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