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The NFL is dumb

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Anish Vasudevan

May 13, 2020

The league is failing to take care of its most valuable players

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Jefferson Le and Rucha Soman

April 10, 2020

In his 20 seasons as the quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady won six super bowls, earning a total of four Super Bowl MVPs and three league MVP awards. However, after the Patriots lost in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs against the Tennessee Titans this season, Brady’s future w...

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi

March 20, 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi

January 29, 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down what to expect in the Super Bowl

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

Anish Vasudevan and Kamyar Moradi

January 10, 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs

Dear football,

MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan

Anish Vasudevan

December 2, 2019

Dear Football, Thank you for teaching me about teamwork by showing me what happens when there’s a lack of it. Without the efforts of all 11 players on the field, our team would crumble. But, you showed me that when everyone played selflessly, the results were outstanding.  Thank you for showing m...

Football: Matadors win homecoming in a shutout game against Lynbrook HS

Senior Henry Lassa runs down the field in the game against Lynbrook HS.

Tabitha Mendez and Kamyar Moradi

October 24, 2019

he high energy was present as the stands filled Friday night for the homecoming football game as the MVHS cheer, color guard and dance team performed their pregame routine with the MVHS marching band. After coming off of a loss against Los Altos HS, the MVHS football team was hoping to make a comebac...

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Roshan Fernandez

November 8, 2018

Additional reporting by Brandon Ng and Gauri Kaushik. hree second-half carries. Three second-half touchdowns. That’s all MVHS senior Jacob Cortinas needed to secure a victory for his team. Unfortunately for the Matadors, the victory came for the other MVHS –– their opponents Mountain View HS....

Football: MVHS falls to Santa Clara HS on senior night

Senior Josiah Figueroa (#32) takes a handoff. Picture by Ankit Gupta.

Ankit Gupta and Herman Saini

October 31, 2018

Senior and quarterback Cheto Vasquez glanced back at the packed stands from the sidelines one last time before strapping on his helmet and jogging onto the field for the ceremonial coin toss. Four years ago, Vasquez walked onto the same field for the first time as a freshman. Today, he will be playing...