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
Three members (Brik Wall, Vicious Ness, and Kina Wahine) of Orange County's only flat track roller derby league met up with me before a practice to let me know, in an exclusive interivew, what the OC Roller Girls are all about. So who are the OC Roller Girls?
(KW) A bunch of awesome women that kick butt. Iâ€™ve been skating with the OC Roller Girls since July now and itâ€™s just been a really good benefit. I love skating with them. The club seems like itâ€™s come a long way from where it started. Itâ€™s been a really good opportunity. All the girls are great and the league is very positive.... Read More
This whole Bowl Championship Series (BCS) thing is a big load B.S as far as Iâ€™m concerned. Why NCAA Division I football wonâ€™t embrace the idea of a playoff system is beyond me and this season should be a prime example of why such a format is needed. The powers that be in college football should be ashamed of themselves â€“ how long are you going to drag this sport down and hold fans throughout the country hostage? People want a clear-cut winner and itâ€™s not rocket science to figure out how it should be done.
All of the lower-level divisions in college football have a playoff system. It... Read More
On a night that many critics said that it would be the end of the warriors ride to 500, the Warriors once again left them with their feet in their mouth.
Coming into the game on the backs of â€œCaptain Jacksonâ€ (Stephen Jackson) and â€œThe Body Guardâ€ Baron Davis, it was obvious that there was definitely work ahead for the Golden Sate Warriors, whoâ€™s game up until this night had been fueled my passion.
The Warriors established the usual up beat tempo of the game and kept Houston on its heels for a majority of the period. Elusiveness and speed both on defense and offense, allowed... Read More
The JB Group along with The Hong Kong Tennis Patronâ€™s Association (TPA) proudly announced JB Group Classic Tennis annual championâ€™s tournament in Janâ€™08.
The JB Group and TPA is delighted to welcome Venus Williams, Wimbledon Champion. She returns to Hong Kong for the 5th times, Global star Maria Sharapova, French Open finalist Ana Ivanovic whoâ€™s World No.4 and Russian World No.7 Anna Chakvetadze, who has won 4 WTA tournaments this year and all four have qualified for the year end WTA finals. World No.9 Daniela Hantuchova appears in Hong Kong for the first time and World No.11, Elena Dementieva... Read More
That's all I keep hearing about with today's athletes and the use of steroids to achieve goals. Times are tough regardless! Why take easy street to surpass records? Here's the deal... If you worked hard to get to the top, you got to keep working hard to stay at the top. Plain and pure F'in simple.
In December of 1925 Babe Ruth did something that no other ball player at the time would do. He got himself a personal trainer. He joined Artie McGovern's gymnasium in New York City which catered to the wealthy, including world heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey. The Babe was only 30 years old and had... Read More