MY RECENT POSTS
- Torquay at Wembley - LIVE!
May 17, 2009 02:46PM
- Torquay United at Wembley
May 15, 2009 10:28PM
- WPS Weekly Review
May 15, 2009 03:00AM
- Stanley Cup Playoffs - Game 7
- 2nd Round
May 13, 2009 02:57AM
- WPS - Daniela's Injury
May 07, 2009 02:09AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “What a great event and
program. Thanks for sharing
I'll pass it along
May 16, 2009 02:22PM
- “Brie, friends who have
met Kane these past two
that his folks did
May 14, 2009 10:08AM
- “Esse Est Percipi, that
Game 7 didn't turn into a nail
just turned into
May 14, 2009 10:03AM
- “Maybe because American
sports are more about profit
than win totals?
May 13, 2009 07:20PM
- “I guess this shows once
you get started on the path
May 13, 2009 06:55PM
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Watching Torquay live from Wembley – well, the match is in London, I’m at the Globe Pub in Chicago.
Wish I was there. Looks like a bright sunny day in London (same here in Chicago and I’m in a dark pub). Friends in London are gathering… Read full post »
The Gulls are back at Wembley!
Today Torquay United (and all their supporters) visit the new Wembley Stadium in London to face Cambridge United at 16:00 BST. The winner of this Conference (aka Blue Square Premier League) Playoff Final will be promoted to the English Football League. They will be… Read full post »
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Due to technical difficulties – okay I messed up recording the match, twice – I was unable to watch the Chicago v Sky Blue FC match from Sunday. As it was Mother’s Day, I wasn’t at Toyota Park either so I can&rs… Read full post »
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is drawing to a close and we have three Game 7s to watch.
As I previously mentioned, there is something very special about a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As a follow up to my Weekend review post, the extent of Daniela's injury (seen in the video recap) is now known. ESPN's Jacqueline Purdy writes about Abby Wambach's regret in regard to Daniela's season ending injury (broken tibia & two damaged ligaments) in the article linked to below. Inclu/… Read full post »
Another weekend of WPS action is in the books and it appears that the play on the field is reaching a consistent level of entertainment. Hopefully fans will start to respond and the attendance figures will pick up as the season moves… Read full post »
Vancouver, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Washington, Anaheim – help us out!
The last time two or more of the Original Six hockey teams played in the semifinals (Conference Finals) of the St… Read full post »
Liverpool plays Newcastle at Anfield today in an English Premier League match. Liverpool is hanging onto slender hopes of overtaking Manchester United to win this season’s league title. Newcastle, on the other hand, is battling to avoid relegation, that dismal drop into a lower divisio… Read full post »
As we get more and more information (and speculation) about the Swine Flu (or do you call it the H1N1 flu?), there’s usually some conjecture & fear about the potential for widespread pandemic outbreaks – especially if you watch cable news channels.
Now that sort of conjecture is not e… Read full post »
1971 Stanley Cup Final - Game 7 - Montreal at Chicago
In North American professional sports, it’s hard to beat a playoff series Game 7 for intensity and drama. Each sport has its own unique Game 7 feeling but the way hockey transitions from offense to defense in the blink… Read full post »
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Chicago Red Stars v Boston Breakers.
Previously I said that the WPS league was entering a critical period after the initial kick off hoopla. I thought that the week to week intensity would have to remain high if fans were to get… Read full post »
First things first. I’m a White Sox fan. I’m not one of those Sox fans who hate the Cubs, their fans, their ball park and everything else in Cubdom.
No, I have friends who are Cubs fans and I feel their pain. My daughter who secured my tickets to this… Read full post »
In football leagues around the world, it is crunch time.
It’s the critical time of the season when championships are won, promotions are attained, survival becomes a reality and relegation is endured. Tears of joy, tears of sadness, and sometimes ju… Read full post »
Okay. Okay.I know what you're thinking. Playing fantasy baseball is one of the nerdiest things going, right next to being a congressional policy wonk.
It's not exactly something you want to admit to most stable adults. I’ve noticed though that Open Salon is a place where people fe… Read full post »
Women’s professional soccer returns to the Bay Area today when FC Gold hosts the Boston Breakers at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (6pm ET / 3pm PT on FSC)..
Back in the first season of the previous women’s league, WUSA, the San Jose CyberRays (!) won the… Read full post »
The Chicago Red Stars of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league make their debut in about an hour’s time when they play at St. Louis. I wasn’t able to make the trip down there to watch and so, I’m faced with a 21st Century dilemma/… Read full post »
For those of us who are hockey fans south of the border, who grew up in the days before cable and satellite television, Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) remains a special part of hockey lore that we envy.
Oh yes, we did have Peter Puck appearances during NBC’s coverage in… Read full post »
Saturday will mark the Opening Day for the second Alan Shearer Era at Newcastle United.
The first era started in August of 1996 when Shearer signed with Newcastle for a then world record £15 million. He had rejected an offer to join perennial English champion Manchester United to play in/… Read full post »
Back in the ‘60s before internet on demand movies, DVDs, and VCRs, watching movies at home was a dicey proposition. We were very limited in our “choices”. Television networks and local channel programmers gave us our at home choices. We had few options. When that TV Gu… Read full post »
When the President was asked for his pick in tonight's England v Ukraine World Cup qualifier, he replied:
"The last thing I'm going to do is wade into European football," Obama said, using the European name for the game known as soccer in the United States. "That would be a mistake. I… Read full post »
The Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league started off Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles with the big stars in attendance. Not only were Marta and Abby Wambach ready to highlight their soccer skills but Mia Hamm was also there to… Read full post »
What’s the big story in England today? Is it President Obama's arrival in London? Nah!
It’s the sheet metal worker’s son's return to St. James’s Park! Can Alan Shearer save the day for Newcastle United and the Toon Army? Will this be another c… Read full post »
What a weekend of soccer (futbol, football, etc)!
There was so much to watch (sadly on television only) with plenty of World Cup qualifiers, the MLS in the full swing of Week 2 and the first match of the WPS season (more on that in another post).
It all started (for… Read full post »
The vinyl exercise started last week with a nod toward Dire Straits and more specifically Mark Knopfler and his “Theme from Local Hero” from the Local Hero soundtrack. I then decided upon “Making Movies” from the band’s output.
After reading Kind of Blue… Read full post »