The first term is over. There were winners. There were losers. All we can say for sure is that your best bet for heavily biased, knee-jerk sports coverage lies with our panel of editors.
"The most extraordinarily knowledgeable coterie of gaming authorities one could hope to assemble in 10 minutes of searching Taco Bell dumpsters." - The Ubyssey.
The Panel (pictured, from left to right):
NA = Nick Adams: Design Editor. Known for length, adored for girth.
CJ = CJ Pentland: Former Sports and Rec Editor. Man of the people, god of the lizards.
VB = Veronika Bondarenko: News Editor. Enjoys fluffy kitties and popcorn. Together.
AE = Austen Erhardt: Opinions Editor. Former dictator of defunct ex-Soviet nation.
JM = Jenica Montgomery: Culture Editor. Tastefully adorned with the skulls of her enemies.
1. Best team of the first semester?
NA: Men's soccer broke my heart so I'm giving it to the women's basketball.
CJ: The women's field hockey team continues to amaze. The women's cross country team also ran really fast.
VB: Women's hockey.
AE: The Ubyssey sports section.
JM: Not football.
2. Most disappointing team?
NA: See above.
CJ: Football is obvious, but the women's soccer team again couldn't make nationals and saw Andrea Neil step down as head coach
AE: Whichever one lost the most.
3. Who will be the best team for the remainder of the year?
NA: Women's baseball, stealing bases and hearts.
CJ: Both the men's and women's basketball teams will pump up the jams and make nationals.
VB: Men's hockey?
JM: I guess the one that wins the most games/races/general sporting events.
4. How will the football team look next year without Shawn Olson?
NA: Angrier and hopefully more Friday Night Lights-y.
CJ: Rejuvenated, but still a year or two away from winning a conference title.
VB: Good, according to what other people tell me.
AE: There will be one less goatee.
JM: I don't see why the football team would change their outfits just because Shawn Olson's gone.
5. What's the best way for UBC to increase attendance at games?
NA: Beer. Free beer. Whiskey. Free whiskey.
CJ: SFU vs UBC. Find a way to make games happen.
VB: Offer free food and games with prizes.
AE: Partnering with the Calendar seems to be working out pretty well for them.
JM: Make it worth my while. I want sparklers, fireworks, loud (good) music ... the whole shebang. And I guess the sports team needs to win the sports thing too.
6. Which sport would you like to see played at UBC, that isn't?
NA: Polo. With horses and caps.
CJ: Flonkerton, the national sport of Icelandic paper companies
VB: Competitive Zumba.
AE: Judo would be neat.
JM: I want to see the caber toss come to UBC.
7. What's the best recreational activitiy on campus?
CJ: Campus golf reclaims the title for the third straight year.
VB: Zumba, kickboxing.
JM: Napping in the aquatics centre counts right?
8. If you played a varsity sport, what would it be?
NA: See above.
VB: That would never, ever happen.
AE: Probably track (long-distance running).
JM: Varsity Caber Toss (obviously).