Archive for the 'Sport' Category

Congratulations Aggies!

Friday, November 24th, 2006

There’s been a bit of an upset in college football today, as the Texas A&M Aggies have defeated the 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns by a score of 12-7 in Austin. Coming into this game, I didn’t think A&M had a great chance of beating Texas, even though the Aggies have had a pretty good season at [...]

Excuses, excuses

Monday, November 6th, 2006

So I thought I’d indulge in a little shameless schadenfreude tonight and tune in to the playback of Paul Finebaum’s radio show to listen to the Bammers whine about their football team and their coach. Best comment so far: PF said of the Alabama board of trustees, that they’re a bunch of guys who “were [...]

Once a thug, always a thug

Monday, October 16th, 2006

University of Miami football analyst and former player Lamar Thomas was fired today for remarks he made during the brawl between Miami and Florida International University football teams Saturday night. As the fight raged, Thomas made some idiotic remarks.
“Now, that’s what I’m talking about,” Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. “You [...]

Stat of the day

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Interesting stat posted over at Will Collier’s From the Bleachers weblog:
Total offensive touchdowns over the last 8 games vs. SEC opponents:
Auburn: 26
Florida: 26
Vanderbilt: 26 (!)
Georgia: 22
LSU: 22
South Carolina: 21
Arkansas: 20
Tennessee: 17
Kentucky: 16
Ole Miss: 10
Mississippi State: 9
Alabama: 8

A Passing Centennial

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Pay attention, football fans: today marks the 100th anniversary of the forward pass. Through 1905, football was entirely a running game, but in 1906 the forward pass became legal and Saint Louis University became the first team to use the play, in a 22-0 victory over Carroll College. SLU’s first pass attempt fell incomplete, but [...]

How to Make Soccer Interesting to Americans…

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Dispense with the first 90 minutes and go straight to the overtime and the penalty shoot-out. Of course, the same thing could be said of hockey and basketball. How long now until the college football season kicks off?
Congratulations, Italy!

USA 0-2-1 versus the World

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

World Cup Ends for the United States.

Sister Kissing

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

USA and Italy played to a 1-1 tie in the World Cup today. The American players, unfamiliar with World Cup rules, believed they could win the game on a tiebreaker by beating the crap out of the Italian team. They didn’t win the tiebreaker, but did collect two red cards.

*SIGH*

Monday, June 12th, 2006

How do you give up a goal in the first five minutes? Isn’t that like allowing a touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage?

A Masterfully Nice Guy

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Seen on Ernie the Attorney’s blog:
Many people know that golfer Phil Mickelson won the Masters again this year, and many people know he’s a great guy. Phil Mickelson came to town for the PGA tour event that was played here this past weekend, and at the outset he announced that he would donate [...]

Congrats to the Gators

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

When was the last time a Southeastern Conference team other than Kentucky won the men’s basketball championship? The most recent I can recall Arkansas ten or more years ago. There have been some close calls – Florida made it to the final game a few years ago, and of course LSU made the Final Four [...]

It’s Baaaaack…

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

The Major League Baseball season opened in Houston today. Just moments ago, the Houston Astros beat the Florida Marlins 1-0, clinching the game on a beautiful double play. I only caught the last few moments of the game, because I was previously busy getting my mud-and-horsehair treatment, but what I saw looked like a game [...]