Tag: Sports

When Technology Spoils Things like Football

I’ve always thought it was idiotic that college football didn’t have a playoff system to help decide their champion. Instead, they rely on polls and computer systems to crown their champs! As much as I love computers and technology, I think this is stupid. Let the…

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The Best Season Ever for a Pitcher (1978)

I could not believe that I was routing for the Boston RedSox to win tonight even though I’m a lifelong Yankee fan. Why would a true pinstriper fan ever do such an unimaginable thing? Well, trust me, I had my reasons and I’ll explain it in…

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Dreamer

The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are officially over now and what a spectacle it was. I think all Olympic games have their own special unique voice so no one can ever declare one better than any others, especially the ridiculous statement that some IOC presidents…

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Cold War Medal Count

Image via Wikipedia   While looking at the latest medal count for the 2008 Olympics I wondered what the totals would look like if Russia were re-united with all of its little brethren. Would the USA still be winning the total medal count? The answer is…

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The Miracle on the Mat

Rulon Gardner always comes to mind whenever the summer games roll around. He pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history, not just Olympic history. He was the American wrestler that shocked the world when he defeated the Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin who was…

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Michael Johnson

The amazing accomplishment achieved by Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympic games reminds me of another incredible Olympian named Michael who was the story of the 1996 summer games in Atlanta. I’m talking about Michael Johnson and his golden shoes. While he didn’t win 8 gold…

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The Great Eight of 2008

I watched Michael Phelps win his 8th gold medal of the 2008 Olympics tonight, thus breaking the record of seven Gold medals in a single Olympics set by Mark Spitz in 1972! It was another close race but Phelps put the USA in the lead on…

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Historic Comeback

I still can’t believe the amazing comeback the US men’s swim team pulled off against the heavily favored and loud-mouthed French team in the men’s 4 x 100 Freestyle! The last swimmer was the oldest in the pool (32) and swimming against the world recorder holder…

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Fields of Gold

Eva Cassidy is probably the best singer you’ve never heard of before. She tragically died in 1996 at the age of 33 before ever really achieving major success, so her name is not a common household name. However, those who have heard her voice will never…

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Derek Redmond: Olympic Champion of the Heart

I will never forget Derek Redmond and what he did in the 1992 Olympics. No, he did not win the Gold medal, nor any medal for that matter. He shouldn’t even have finished the race because of a blown hamstring, but his heart and determination prevented…

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