Category Archives: Sports

Miscellaneous musings, Olympic edition.

I had thought of writing a post condemning Mike Pence’s appallingly boorish behavior at the opening ceremonies but decided I didn’t want to waste that many words on him. Suffice it to say that he insulted our allies, embarrassed our … Continue reading

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Courage.

I have not been a fan of Colin Kaepernick. It’s not really anything to do with him; I’m not a 49er fan generally. (No, I’m not a Raider fan, either.) I would probably be happier if I followed the Niners rather … Continue reading

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Letters.

My dear RBG, I love you. You know that. You have been a beacon of hope for so many of us, a gifted champion for the downtrodden. I hope you live forever. But Donald Trump is right. You acted completely … Continue reading

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Letters…

Dear owners of American Pharoah, I am so happy for you.  Delighted. Amazed. And you are right, the sport needs heroes, and your horse has claimed a title that seemed like it would be forevermore out of reach.  Fantastic.  However… … Continue reading

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I am sitting in a sports bar waiting for the Niners-Seahawks game. The AFC championship game came to as satisfactory conclusion as possible given that it was between two teams I don’t like. I ended up rooting for Peyton. As … Continue reading

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I do so love “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”

“Once the Red Sox were perennial losers with pretentious fans who would invoke them as a metaphor for the futility of all human endeavors.  Now they’re the Yankees with beards.” Peter Segal, from the November 2 show.

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Dear members of the Boston Red Sox (as well as other major leaguers — you know who you are): You are not Mennonite farmers from 1872.  Shave, already.  Or at least trim the beard, ‘kay? Sincerely, A fan with sensibilities.

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Yes. This.

John Oliver: “You’re allowed to root for the Yankees, you grew up in the Bronx…. you can’t just choose to root for the Yankees.”* Regis Philbin: “So why do you root for the Mets?” Oliver: “That’s because I’m British… I … Continue reading

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Offered without comment.

The New York Yankees successfully defend their trademark in the term “Evil Empire” as in regards to baseball.

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Observations from the game…

I am sitting here at a local dive bar watching the Super Bowl.  I decided that I wanted to watch the game with people I have not given birth to. The Sandy Hook choir is making me cry.  Jennifer Hudson … Continue reading

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A few Olympic notes…

I have not been following the Olympics with my usual fervor.  Still…. I was disconcerted that, during the opening ceremonies (which were way too long — or at least NBC’s  broadcast of them, which was of course bloated with probably … Continue reading

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It’s Opening Day!

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill … Continue reading

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It has been way too long since I have posted here. But I had to break radio silence simply to point out out that I have been a Tampa Bay Rays fan since before they stepped on the ever verdant … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry…

Now the Manning boys have matching rings. How sweet.

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The long fight is over.

This is the obituary I’ve been waiting to write for six months — which was at least five months too long. Barbaro has finally been put down. It seems the whole country was pulling for him to make a miraculous … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again….

Woo hoo! The pro football (that’s American football, none of this soccer stuff) conference championships are this weekend. And this year, the choices are pretty easy for me. None of my favorite teams (Bucs, Dolphins, Raiders) made the playoffs. But … Continue reading

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Baseball, hurrah!

The real baseball season is over. Now the playoffs begin. My beloved Mets* are in there, starting out against the Dodgers. They smoked the regular season, but as the other adult in my house can tell you, regular season performance … Continue reading

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They shoot horses, don’t they?

I have been waiting for several days to write an obituary for Barbaro. He was diagnosed with laminitis last Tuesday. Laminitis is painful, incurable, and almost always ends in the horse being put down. The list of horses euthanized due … Continue reading

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Barry and Babe…. and Hank.

So, it looks like Barry Bonds will pass Babe Ruth on the all time home run list. To which I say… Big fat hairy deal. One would think, from the way everyone is going on about this, that Ruth still … Continue reading

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About that *other* baseball season….

A great man once said about the game…. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and … Continue reading

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