I prefer college basketball to the professional variant, the former being comprised of aspiring young athletes that play both ends of the court, and the latter – to my way of thinking, anyway – consisting of 10 overpaid guys that jump into the air every 22 seconds. But I typically don’t spend much time [...]
Finally, what the world has been waiting for: A flash mob Haka in a New Zealand shopping mall.
It’s the rugby season, innit?
For the uninit, here are the All Blacks getting ready for a scrum in Eire.
The Yemeni beach volleyball team recently lost a match at the Asian games, and like losers generally, they sought to explain why:
Organisers of the games in China have hired four cheerleader squads, each made up of eight girls, to entertain fans during breaks in the volleyball action, according to the Tianfu Morning News.
That was the theme going into the Navy/East Carolina game (not that anyone much cares):
This should be an offensive game, as neither defense has had much success. Go with the Pirates, as their passing attack should be able to shred Navy’s defense.
Not so fast:
Ricky Dobbs ran for a touchdown and threw [...]
In extra time:
Landon Donovan’s goal in extra time lifted the U.S. to a dramatic 1-0 win over Algeria on Wednesday, sending the U.S. on to the second round of the World Cup for just the third time in history.
Dmitry Medvedev is not happy about Russia’s Winter Olympics performance:
Those in charge of preparing Russian athletes for the Vancouver games “should take the brave decision and submit their resignations,” he said.
“If they cannot do it, we will help them,” Mr Medvedev added.
Russia – traditionally a winter sports powerhouse – ended 11th [...]
After I was awarded first team All-American honors in sabre fencing in 1982, I was approached by a coach from the US national team – would I consider spending two years in New York after graduation, in a bid to join the US Olympic team for the games in 1984? The Navy could cut [...]
Not content with barring the US men’s hockey team from sporting such controversial political language on their gear such as “support our troops” (perhaps because room wasn’t made for the counter-argument “frag their officers”, the weenies at the IOC now have their panties in a twist about the Canadian women’s hockey team celebrating their [...]
Maybe it comes from standing upside down:
Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia
Hussey declined the charity singles being offered by Yousuf and instead looked to pierce the boundaries with drives that seldom left the carpet. He entered the nineties with back-to-back cover-driven fours off the bowling of Danish Kaneria and sealed [...]
Do we really have to wait until 2040 for the Navy quarterback to run for the highest office in the land?
Because some of us don’t have that much time…