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Alleged Stanley Cup Celebration in Anaheim

By J. Lyon Miller, published on Jun 11, 2007

...The NHL now "boasts" 30 teams, more than a third in cities outside of the sport's gravitational center of Canada and the US Northeast. What many TV executives, team owners and NHL officials have routinely ignored is one aggravating little fact: Americans grow their own. The Big Three, football, baseball, and basketball, were made by Americans, for Americans (Ok, Dr. Naismith, we know you were Canadian, but you waited until you got to Kansas to put up the peach baskets). Baseball became an American obsession in the 19th century, and despite the fact that it was Our Sport, it... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, new york, manhattan, basketball, football, hockey, nhl, japan

Was Prince Harry fit for war?

By Lakwyia, published on May 30, 2007

...not, his life was saved. If he would have stayed in the military long-term, he would have been dead. The same feelings also to the former NFL star Pat Tillman. He wasn't "military material" either. I am glad that he wanted to serve his country but he was doing that well enough by just playing football. Alot of people thought that the strength he used doing that would help him serve well for his country but these two things you cannot compare. Pat Tillman's death could have been prevented but it wasn't. At least we got to save Prince Harry's life for the sake of Pat's for that is a sure... (more)

Tags: football, nfl

Part of Baseball History: Gus Triandos

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 24, 2007

...best thing that happened to me was going into the Army. Those military issue boots straightened my feet out. Don’t ask me how, but they did.” High school: “My senior year, we had 11 guys sign professional contracts. Mission High was the baseball school, Polytechnic was the football school and Lowell was the basketball school in San Francisco at that time. The only one who really made it for any time in the majors was me.” All-star appearances: “I played in two all-star games. I hit a 2-run double in one of them, off Elroy Face, in 1958. I probably would... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, basketball, football, california

Georgia Dome To Host 'Bama v. Duke in 2010?

By GreatMinds, published on May 22, 2007

...marks for spring intrasquad scrimmages at Alabama's "A-Day" game. Coach Saban knows expectations are high, and evidently other schools expect him meet those expectations. The jury is still out on whether Saban will succeed as hoped in Tuscaloosa. For now, he is hailed as a savior in at least half of the state of Alabama. He will have to actually coach and win real football games at some point, though. Whether he will have the program near the levels to which he took the LSU Bengal-Tigers in 2003 by the time the Tide travels to Atlanta (presumptively) in 2010 remains to be seen. (more)

Tags: new york, atlanta, miami, football, nfl

Message to Michael Vick: Dog Fighting is Dog----!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 6, 2007

... Falcons NFL jersey? I paid about $200 for it, but you can have it cheap. Please respond soon because if I can't sell it quickly, I'll  burn it. When I found out the other day that Vick is involved in the so-called "sport" of dog fighting, I suddenly lost all interest in the man and his spotty football career. Already a problem child, Michael Vick, it appears, is a member of a sick segment of our society that thinks it’s cool to watch innocent, helpless animals attempt to kill each other. I have never seen the attraction to something like this and I never will. Dog fighting is a... (more)

Tags: new york, atlanta, football, nfl, mike vick, dog fighting, humane society

Oden Goes for the Pros

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 26, 2007

...to the next level and compete with the best players in the world. I've discussed this with family, friends and coach [Thad] Matta, and I feel the time is right." None of the players was available for comment. Conley is expected to be an honorary head coach for today's Scarlet vs. Gray spring football game. Oden is out of town to attend his aunt's wedding. At a news conference yesterday afternoon, Matta said the departure of the three players, though expected, would leave a hole in the program. Matta said he was proud of their accomplishments and hoped that the success of players such as... (more)

Tags: basketball, football, nba, shooting

Gettin Freaky in Coney Island

By Venditto, published on Apr 22, 2007

...won over by the congenial, good humored, attitude of the salt of the earth people who showed up. Paul Nardizzi: A stand up comic and soccer player, he holds two world records. The first is doing a standup routine that lasts 8 minutes and has 73 punch lines in it. The second is juggling a football with his feet, getting upwards of 40 bounces. He attempted to break his juggling record. He didn’t succeed, but still was met with warm applause and encouragement. Paddy Doyle, “The World’s Fittest Endurance Athlete”: This dude holds over a hundred world records.... (more)

Tags: soccer, football, movie

Why The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

By Frank J Hopkins, published on Apr 18, 2007

...that Imus violated their privacy I would say to you that if you are appearing on a national sports network,fighting for a National Championship and giving interviews you have defacto become a public personality. Certainly that idea is accepted when it is men's college basketball or college football athletes we are talking about so why is the same not true for women. If you have followed the coverage as I have it becomes clear that there is a deliberate disconnect going on: On the one hand we are told how these women had to be students and take their finals and then go out and play... (more)

Tags: basketball, football, police, education, sex

FREE ICE CREAM CONE DAY!

By Venditto, published on Apr 17, 2007

... to Half Baked and started riding a sugar high that led me next door to a bar I love: Trailer Park. There I induldged in tater tots and actually heard my arteries beg for mercy. Macy's 34th and 7th ave: 4th floor Beware! In order to get to the Ben & Jerry's here you have to walk through a football field sized shoe department. The smell of feet is not an appealing appetizer. On the plus side, this is the only location where every flavor is offered. I scored a creme brulee cone and fell in love with it. On the double plus side: nobody knows this is here so there is NO line.... (more)

Tags: manhattan, football

I Watch A Lot of TV

By Theblueswink, published on Apr 11, 2007

...but that's good enough. ● And, finally, I also watch a little sports. Mostly just the highlights and analysis, but occasionally the actual games themselves. The best announcer/analyst teams: NFL: John Madden and Al Michaels (NBC) Chris Berman and Tom Jackson (ESPN) College Football: Kirk Herbstreit/Lee Corso/Jay Crawford(ABC/ESPN) NBA: Greg Anthony/Stephen A. Smith/John Saunders (ESPN) College Basketball: I am not huge fan of any of them, but Digger Phelps (ESPN) and Dick Vitale (ESPN) stick-out and do occasionally have unique and revealing things to say. MLB: Joe... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, miami, basketball, football, nfl, nba, california, hollywood, music, tarantino, fashion

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