Posts in Sports

College Football National Championship Old School Style

Today, we have the BCS. Yesterday, we didn’t have computers. We had polls. Last night Oklahoma State put a beat down on Oklahoma. LSU beat Georgia. However, because of the BCS computers we might see a rematch of Alabama and …

An Occupy Wall Street Rant

Adam Carolla is pretty direct in this rant on the Occupy Wall Street crowd. There is quite a bit of foul language in it, so if you are offended by that you won’t appreciate it. However, his points are spot …

RIP Smokin’ Joe

Joe Frazier has died. If you were alive during the 1970’s his fights with Ali were legendary and a huge happening. One of the first pay per view events was Ali-Frazier. Here they are with Dick Cavett. Sharp suit on …

Intimidating Dance

If you have never seen this, it’s worth watching. New Zealand All Blacks try to intimidate their opponents with it. They won the game 8-7, and you would have to conclude the home field advantage really helped them overcome the …

Dissecting Occupy Wall Street

Took a look at the Occupy Wall Street website and tried to draw some conclusions. One question I have. Why is the media so persistent in it’s coverage of this when they didn’t cover the Tea Party at all? When …

Ouch

Was at this game yesterday. Missed this play.

The Boston Calamity-Not

Read the sports section, turn on ESPN and you are inundated with the soap opera starring the Boston Red Sox collapse. Pardon this Cubs fan for not feeling sorry. Boston has gone 9-16 down the stretch. The word on the …

Chicago Cubs Owner Leads Bike Ride

The Cubs have gotten a lot of flak from columnists this year. I think 99% if it is pretty unfair. You don’t turn around a losing franchise in one year. Let them breathe. However, on non-baseball stuff they are making …

Now This Is Boxing?

Everyone has seen the Rocky series. Some may be old enough to remember the violence of Raging Bull. Recently, Mark Wahlberg made The Fighter. They were all good movies. But sometimes you can’t beat the real thing. Found this vid. …

USA Rugby Sevens in Las Vegas

I played a year of rugby in college. Have the shoulder scar and broken hand to prove it! It’s a fun, but really rough game. I hope that more kids get into it because there is no reason the US …

Tales From the Floor-The Super Bowl Pool

This week end was always a big week end on the trading floor.  Why?  The Super Bowl.  Traders are natural gamblers. There were more ways to bet the Super Bowl on the trading floor than in Vegas! Get a bunch …

Bear Weather on Lake Michigan

The Bears play the Patriots about 3 miles south of here! These are waves at North Avenue Beach along Lake Shore Drive. Turn your volume down. The wind on the lake was vicious. Let’s go BEARS!!!! Bear were pretty wimpy …

Blizzards, Minnesota, and Glogg

When I was reading about the blizzard in Minnesota, I wasn’t too worried.  Minnesotans are hardy folk.  A little snow doesn’t bother them.  Just keeps the fish fresher when they are ice fishing. The coldest I have ever been in …

Let's Go Illini, or Ann Arbor is a Whore!

Headed up to the Illinois vs Michigan football game in Ann Arbor this week end.  The Illini have a fighting chance of beating them this year.  We have beaten them the last few times up in A2 as the locals …

Let’s Go Illini, or Ann Arbor is a Whore!

Headed up to the Illinois vs Michigan football game in Ann Arbor this week end.  The Illini have a fighting chance of beating them this year.  We have beaten them the last few times up in A2 as the locals …

Congrats SF Giants

Congratulations to the SF Giants. As I watched them destroy the Texas Rangers, I had a few questions. Is the hockey beard thing coming to baseball? Will they shave them now? Or did they just grow them to try and …

World Champs…Chicago Black Hawks

Chicago doesn’t get to see too many World Championships. That’s why the Chicago Black Hawks winning the Stanley Cup last June was so cool. It had been 49 years! The new season is beginning and it’s time to say goodbye …