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I was on the porch at the shack with Swamp Rabbit, critiquing Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address. Obama turned out to be the embodiment of magical thinking on the part of American liberals, I told the rabbit. It long ago became clear he is the consummate insider, good buddies with Jamie Dimon […]

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Swamp Rabbit and I were hungry, so we took a two-day job — strictly commission, unfortunately — peddling magical electricity in a suburban mall. There were flat-screen TVs and football fans all over the place. We caught some of the New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens playoff game as we worked. The rabbit had bet on the […]

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Most years, I persuade a famous novelist to write a 500-word recap of the Super Bowl — Dostoyevski and Faulkner, among others, have donned their sportswriters’ caps to appear in this space — but this year Virginia Woolf phoned at halftime to say she was backing out, the Seahawks were up 22-zip. “Stick a fork […]

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Iggles

As you may know, they beat the Cowboys last night to win the NFC East title. While I may hate football, I hate the Cowboys, too. Everyone around here hates the Cowboys (and the Mets, and the Rangers). Bookmark It

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Outta here!

Charlie Manuel, general manager of the Phillies. Bookmark It

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Allen Iverson

Rock bottom. Poster boy for how poorly prepared professional athletes are for real life. Bookmark It

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My gift to you

Crunches are bad for you! Bookmark It

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How Lance doped his fans

Evidence? OK, here you are: Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 former teammates. The world’s most famous cyclist said he wanted to see the hard evidence that he was a doper. The agency gave him that, too: About 200 pages […]

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By Odd Man Out They’re calling it a “bounty” scandal, but I must be missing something. Aren’t all NFL players — all those who play defense, that is — rewarded for “inflicting injuries on opposing players” while trying to keep the opposing team from scoring points? More here. Bookmark It

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Marathon fatalities are uncommon, but that doesn’t make what happened today any less sad: Officials confirmed that a 21-year-old Asian male collapsed at the finish line, while a 40-year-old white male collapsed a quarter of a mile before the finish line. Both men were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and pronounced dead of apparent heart […]

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