“First time I’ve lost a game that way,” Saban said after the defeat… First time I’ve ever seen a game lost that way.” [ESPN via Twitter] THIS IS one for the record books. As an avid sports fan since I was a kid, you don’t have to follow college football (like my older brother does […]
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FOR THE first time in 95 years, the Boston Red Sox won a World Series championship at Fenway Park. The Cardinals were outplayed.
THE STORY from ESPN by Jayson Stark works for me. I’m a Cardinal fan from way back, even if I don’t follow them like I used to. Their secret? Besides the fans, that is? They cultivate their team through an amazing farm system, so that even when they lose their stars, they remain contenders. Go […]
ALL OF Anthony Weiner’s sexting paramours were adults and no one got murdered, but the plot line to tonight’s Law & Order: SVU otherwise follows the disgraced former congressman and failed mayoral candidate’s demise. The promotional videos for the episode have been running non-stop for days. So, tonight it’s Cardinals versus the Red Sox, and […]
THE CARDINALS. I grew up watching them as a girl. There’s also no fans like Cardinal baseball fans. My brother is one happy man tonight.
According to a Guardian report, Russia will monitor “all communications” at the Sochi Olympics. Surely the Russian government is not the first to monitor various ways of communicating as a part of Olympic Game plans, but apparently the extent of such operations is bigger than what’s come before. Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics […]
It’s my favorite time of year (not). The NFL is dusting off what few passports it owns to dispatch a couple of tidbits of football excellence (well, the Steelers and Vikings anyway) over the Atlantic in a bid to further the game make as much money as possible. For the first time two games will […]
A boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games is highly unlikely, but Keith Olbermann – in his own, unique way – pointed out reasons why the anti-LGBT laws of Russia should be considered very seriously by the International Olympic Committee and by nations who will send athletes. In the just over nine minute piece, Olbermann […]
“Never, ever give up.” – Diana Nyad IT’S DIFFICULT to imagine swimming from Florida to Cuba with or without a shark cage, but Diana Nyad became the first person to ever accomplish the feat without one. Flying to 112 countries is a lot until you consider swimming between 2. Feels like I swim with sharks […]
ESPN OLBERMANN has been really good in his debut first week, with LLoyd Grove at the Daily Beast, and Brian Feldman at the Atlantic agreeing. Opening nightly with a classic Keith rant, it’s been fun watching. As a baseball, tennis, football and general sports fan since I was a kid, researching and writing now interrupts […]
It’s not just about the “nontraditional” gays who spread “propaganda,” but about – you know what’s coming – terrorism; and so Vladimir Putin says nyet to any and all protests at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. International attention actually keeps increasing on the plight of LGBTs in Russia, and what the laws against […]
THE LAST week of August before Labor Day is when summer beings to ebb, but nature certainly isn’t finished just yet, nor is the warm weather. Well, my basil plants are finished and now in the freezer as savory pesto. …and it’s almost time to stir up a pot of my rich red wine bolognese. […]
Hey @McIlroyRory – I'm working on my short game. (Only a few strokes behind my niece Fiona and nephew Simon.) pic.twitter.com/8xUbkkYVKS — Bill Clinton (@billclinton) August 22, 2013 THE AMAZING golfer from Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy, retweeted President Clinton’s tweet.
AN AUSTRALIAN baseball player was shot and killed by teens in Oklahoma, because they were bored. The senselessness of the murder leaves anyone ordinary person speechless. Christopher Lane was in the state on a baseball scholarship. The CNN headline on this story says it all: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens — just […]
THE TRIAL date for Oscare Pistorius for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is set for March 2014. South Africa does not have trial by jury, so the outcome will be decided by a judge. Reporting from USA Today from Pretoria, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on a charge of murdering his girlfriend, and […]
The Premier League begins this Saturday, with TV coverage in the US falling into the hands of NBC for the first time. From the initial promos it looks as if NBC is treating the Premier League as if this is not only the first season of the league ever, but also the first ever season […]
THE COVERAGE I’ve given Keith Olbermann took a negative turn during the ’08 primary season, but once that was over I rarely missed his show on Current. His return to ESPN is the perfect fit, especially since he seems to have learned some well needed life lessons. I’ve been waiting patiently along with many other […]
In response to Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, U.S. lawmakers – 83 members of Congress, to this point – ask Sec. of State John Kerry to act to protect LGBT Olympic athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Before more about that, one other thought: this is playing out as U.S. / Russia relations are […]
This has moved well beyond the LGBT media coverage, with the latest reports indicating the question remains: Will Russia arrest LGBTs at the Olympics? It’s unclear if 2014 Winter Games’ athletes and visitors will be held to the law of the land. Brief recap of the most recent activities: Videos of attacks on young gay […]
A horrific situation just got even worse: a Russian official, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, said today that Russia’s anti-LGBT laws apply to the Olympics, both athletes and visitors. Of course the reality for LGBTs in Russia is the major concern of advocates and others. But today’s announcement definitely increases the pressure on the International Olympic […]