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wearing my green chuck taylors and off to the timbers v. sporting kc playoff tonight. fully expecting to be disappointed.
ny times apes a 1908 style sports page (short of the header) in honor of mets pennant victory over cubs.
if i watch the last inning of the mets game as they clinch their first playoff birth since 2006 after not having seen a game in seven years, will the sun still never set on the british empire?
When itís over, itís over.
Yogi as a personality eclipsed the memory of how good a player he actually was. Another name that was famous before I was born, and have continued to hear throughout my life, now gone; not many of those left.
two crazy ads back to back: golf knickers.com followed by an ad targeted specifically at former nfl players to sign them on for class action suits against the nfl. theres not a more cost effective way to reach out to a few thousand players?
kinda crazy -- moses malone dies within weeks of darryl dawkins. file that under basketball news from the late 70s, early 80s.
williams sisters quarterfinals tonight. cant see it starting til after 7:15 on espn even later if this mens quarterfinals match goes to five sets as they have to empty the stadium for the night matches.
some old fashioned score settling became the sports story of the day as the nfl set out to embarrass the marquee franchise in the league for the past 15 years, the new england patriots. in short, the patriots didnt take their medicine when they got caught deflating balls in the playoffs last year. i didnt follow the legal manuevering that closely but a judge ruled in favor of the patriots in overturning a four game suspension to their quarterback tom brady. the ruling did not acquit brady of the charges, only that the evidence was insufficient with regards to whatever element of the collective bargaining agreement the nfl claimed was abrogated.
so the nfl essentially went nuclear, or at least employed the bunker busters, by releasing information regarding the 2007 patriots cheating scandal that they were complicit in tamping down if not outright covering up. there was probably no smoking gun but there was a whole lot to make the patriots look bad and further tarnish their legacy. so instead of enduring this latest slap on the wrist, the patriots have opted for a black eye and all this to placate the bruised egos of owner, coach and quarterback. needless to say, a whole bunch of people that skipped a lot of classes in college learned the meaning of schadenfreude today.