Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
P.S. Several years ago MV was sued by a woman who alleged that she contracted an STD from him. He had told her that his name was "Joe Mexico". This still makes me laugh.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Bloomberg;I saw the lst few pitches but the highlight was the fantastic catch made up against the wall to retire the 2nd out in the 9th inning. The best catch I have ever seen in such a situation. The outfielder should get a partial credit on the perfect game. Try to see the replays on ESPN.
July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the 16th time in Major League Baseball history that a pitcher retired 27 batters without allowing a baserunner.
The White Sox won 5-0.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Not really. I tried to go on. I did a few of the balance exercises...slalom...I can ski, I thought, so I can do this, I thought. Wrong. Wii--2, me--0. Ok. Move on to soccer. I actually played freakin soccer, in college, for a college team. For 3 years. This I can do. Wrong. Wii--3, me--0. Ok. Screw it. Time for a beer.
Later that same day, a very fit, very very fit, much younger friend of mine came over to try it out to see if she and her husband should get one. Her fitness age was 59. Hahahahahaha. I felt so much better but she was NOT happy, with a capital NOT. She then tried slalom (fail), soccer (fail), tightrope walking (double fail). Now she is really NOT happy. Furthermore, she now is making excuses...this thing doesn't work right, this can't be right, blah blah blah. After I stopped laughing, I got out the instruction manual, just to indulge her. And guess what? The friggin board was facing the wrong way. Oops, my bad.
Today, I went through the whole thing again with the board facing the correct direction and guess what, my Wii fitness age is ... fanfare, please ... 40! I am excited, I am ecstatic, I throw my hands up in celebration and... thrust my fist into the spinning blades of the ceiling fan. Wii--4, me--0.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Five-time winner Tom Watson took the first-round lead of the British Open.
The 59-year-old American, the oldest golfer on the course, was at 5-under-par on the 17th. Australian John Senden and England’s David Howell were tied for second, a shot behind him.
Like Greg Norman last year. I hope he can hang in there till day 4.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I often think if I can win one championship I would pick the British Open. not the Superbowl, or the tour de frenchy, or the world serious. I used to say the World Cup but now lit i "the open"
how about you guys? Maybe the World Series of Poker which has the highest money payout? Naw, the Open.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This from Sports Business Daily:
Hatch, BCS Officials Debate Playoff System At Senate Hearing
Sen. Orrin Hatch yesterday (R-UT) called the BCS an "illegal monopoly benefiting six conferences at the expense" of smaller schools during a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on college football's postseason system, according to a front-page piece by Matt Canham of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. Hatch said that the Justice Department "should investigate" whether the BCS violates federal antitrust laws. However, Univ. of Nebraska Chancellor and BCS Presidential Oversight Committee Chair Harvey Perlman warned that "even if a judge agreed with Hatch and struck down the way college football now crowns its champion, officials wouldn't create a playoff like so many fans, sports pundits and even the president have called for." Perlman during the hearing said, "Honestly, it's hard to see why anyone would litigate this. The end result of that -- this isn't a threat, it's just an observation -- would be we are back to the old system."
I get that the BCS isn't exactly fair, but why in the wide, wide world of sports does the U.S. Government need to get involved with this? Is nothing immune from this type of interference...is this an appropriate way to spend OUR money?
As for a college national championship, why do we need it? All of the debate about the BCS bowl system presupposes that having one champion is to be desired? Why?
Monday, July 6, 2009
Golf on the other hand has such a tight dispersion of scores with each stroke counted that even a small number of subpar holes takes one out of the lead quickly. A great player cannot take down a weaker player, except psychologically, because he doesn't directly play his competition. So a leser player on a great day has a chance beat anyone. Thus golf leads to a multiplicity of winners over a season. Unless you are Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods. The statistics for those two are so far superior to others that it makes moot the argument over who ae the greatest golfers.