Monthly Archives: July 2010

Spain’s the Most, Armstrong’s Toast: Monday’s Musings

What I loved best about the World Cup Final — the most watched and talked about sporting event around the entire globe — was the pre-game. The teams marched on the pitch together. The national anthems of the competing countries were played. They played the game. No four hour musical extravaganza featuring Johnny Clegg, Miriam […]

Fanfare, Fickle Fandom, A Sad Farewell & Friday . . . Finally!

Yes, I watched. I, frankly, found myself getting madder and madder by the moment. Mad at myself for falling prey to the commercialization that sports has become. Mad at ESPN, which has moved from a quaint place in the early 80s where you could see beach volleyball, Australian Rules Football, etc to the voracious Not […]

Charlie Strong’s 1st Moment of Truth

The Courier-Journal is reporting that Louisville Cardinal cornerback Johnny Patrick has been charged with misdemeanor assault against a woman. The allegations are that Patrick and the victim were arguing over a cellphone and he threw her down during the struggle. The woman suffered very minor injuries, scratches only. Charlie Strong, Patrick’s new coach, has not […]

Tonight’s LeNight

I am fully prepared to watch the world’s most narcissistic brand, LeBron James, go Lindsay Lohan middle finger on his hometown tonight. Such a crass move would give new meaning to Greenwich Mean Time. It would be beyond mean, it would be Modellish hellish. If the homie flees his nest, there will be more burning […]

Go La Furia Roja!!!!!!!!

Just a few reasons why I’ll be rooting for Spain on Sunday. (And, for those of you who might recall that I rooted for Portugal against the Red Fury earlier in World Cup, go to the corner, face the wall, put on the dunce cap, and don’t turn around until I say you can.) 1. […]

Wednesday:The Good, Bad & Ugly

☹ Doing serious exercise outside in heat like this afternoon is simply stupid. But, hey, I’ve done it. I jogged — if that’s what you call my trundle — at this time of day just last week in similar heat. So that’s not the point of my rant, though probably it should be. It’s about […]

Kobayashi Arrested @ Nathan’s Famous

Competitive eating superstar Takeru Kobayashi was arrested after today’s Hot Dog Eating Championship, won by Joey Chestnut. Six-time champion Kobayashi was prevented from competing by the ICOFE for failure to come to contract terms. Kobayashi did attend the event, watching from the crowd. After the competition was finished, the former champ attempted to get on […]

Sports on the 4th: Ws & ?s

✔ Rafael Nadal cruised in the Wimbledon final over some guy we’ve never heard of, the day after Serena added to her Grand Slam total. Which leaves me wondering if Roger Federer has any more Slam Ws in him? And when there’s going to again be an American who is a legit male tennis star? […]

Kobayashi Wins One, Still No Franks on the 4th

The contract dispute between competitive eating superstar Takeru Kobayashi and Major League Eating continues. With less than 24 hours until the eat off, it’s looking like The Tsunami will be shut out. The back story has been revealed. It’s now reported that Kobayashi has been granted a three year visa to live and work in […]

Friday’s Dutch Treat (& A Tip For Saturday)

South Africa is Big Orange Country. The Netherlands just upset World Cup favorite Brazil, 2-1, in the quarter finals. Why it’s such a surprise. The Dutch lost a key player to injury during warmups. The Dutch gave up a goal in the first ten minutes to the stylish Brazilians. The Dutch had to score two […]