There are very few perfect moments in a normal life. To be certain, there are very few perfect moments even in an extraordinary life. Storybook moments, where things happen just as they are supposed to, can often elude us. Good doesnâ€™t always triumph over evil, the good guy doesnâ€™t always get the girl, and sometimes the princess is just kissing a frog. As we grow older, we become accustomed to the ordinary, the near-miss, and the unjust result, and storybook moments become just that, the stuff of childrenâ€™s stories. And yet, once in a while, without warning, one of these startling moments... Read More
The Atlanta Falcons have been hit with many scandals as of late and it has made me a fan of the team and their new unscripted reality TV drama. Besides the Michael Vick storyline and the usual hoodlum behavior of the team members, which I find greatly clichÃ©d and trite, their ex-coach, Mr. Petrino, snuck out of town like a thief in the night leaving a â€œDear Johnâ€ letter in the teamâ€™s locker room. Shocked and dismayed the jilted team members replaced his signature with â€œcowardâ€ before going out to denounce their former coach and mentor as a lying scoundrel. Apparently, Petrino had... Read More
Born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who is now the man that the world has come to know, respect and love as Muhammad Ali "the greatest". The Boxing superstar lead an illustrious career in the ring against many formidable opponents, but his real fame came to him while leading many political battles outside of the ring. Today he is a retired boxer and former three-time World Heavyweight Champion and winner of an Olympic Light-heavyweight gold medal. Cassius Clay was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., who was named for the 19th century... Read More
I am a football fan; at first my intentions for joining
the acclaimed world of â€˜footieâ€™ were ulterior. I was strongly motivated by the fact that the guy I had my eye on at the time, was so totally into footie. I have never been one to rely on my looks and so I used my intellectual side and learnt and studied footie as a whole, his team and yes my endeavours paid off. Well the footie caught on and years later, I am still totally hooked. So I too have held my bated breath as England began and has carried out its quest in the hunt for the next England Football Manager. A job not entirely... Read More
Two champions step into the ring but only one man steps out victorious, seemingly unscathed. It was the night of all nights and one that will be remembered for a long time, as many fans from around the world stayed glued to the tube in hopes of witnessing something spectacular in boxing history. I know I was certainly surprised at the outcome as I had expected, (like every body else I imagine) that the brawler would win, that this powerful puncher would be triumphant as he had always been. He was forty three and zero, an impressive record while his opponent was thirty eight and zero, neither was... Read More
A bizarre and bewildering trend has sprouted within the British population as of late. I believe weâ€™ve all noticed it, even if one is not guilty of partaking. I talk of the phenomenon which can only be described as the â€œpretend sports fanâ€.
On November 22nd 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup, mostly due to poster-boy Johnny Wilkinson. At least, that is the story the media pedaled at that euphoric time. They had their hero, a single entity that the country could worship for giving us all the glee of a trophy.
The funny thing is, every other person emerging from the woodwork, and... Read More
The Mitchell Report, the findings of former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell's 20-month investigation into performance-enhancing drug use that has tarnished some of the game's greatest stars and records is going to be released to the public next week.
What will it tell us? Whose baseball careers, if any, will be ruined? How will it change the American pastime? And maybe most importantly, what will MLB do in response to the report?
Early leaks tell us that the report will reveal the names of 11 current free agents who took steroids.
Critics of the report are already lining up, denouncing... Read More