Recent Posts by kokaku

June 16, 2016

Even With Confession of Cheating, World’s Doping Watchdog Did Nothing: "WADA, the global regulator of doping in Olympic sports, did not begin an inquiry, even though a staff lawyer circulated the message to three top officials, calling the accusations “relatively precise,” including names and facts. Instead, the agency did something that seemed antithetical to its mission to protect clean athletes. It sent Ms. Pishchalnikova’s email to Russian sports officials — the very people who she said were running the doping program."

posted by kokaku to olympics at 10:11 AM - 0 comments

October 07, 2012

"We are athletes, OK? We are athletes. We are not gladiators. This is not the Roman Coliseum": Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Winston has something to say to Chiefs fans who cheered after Matt Cassel leaves the game with a concussion.

posted by kokaku to football at 10:08 PM - 10 comments

July 01, 2012

Player Completes Perfect Set at Wimbledon: Yaroslava Shvedova played a flawless set of tennis, the best by a woman in at least 44 years, in the third round at Wimbledon. She won every point (24) and every game (6) in the first set against Sara Errani, winning 6-0, 6-4. The last pro to do it was Bill Scanlon in a first-round match in 1983. "To me, that's almost as incredible as Isner-Mahut," said Sam Querrey, one of the men's competitors.

posted by kokaku to tennis at 02:22 PM - 2 comments

April 18, 2012

May 23, 2011

Game Over: Contradicting some of baseball's most cherished clichés, statistics show that your team's fate may well be sealed by June 1. As Yogi Berra said, 'It gets late early out there.'

posted by kokaku to baseball at 09:43 AM - 3 comments

January 12, 2011

NFL Lockout Looming: Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, and NFLPA assistant executive director George Atallah participated in a media conference call.

posted by kokaku to football at 08:36 AM - 52 comments

December 28, 2010

2011 Pro Bowl rosters announced: Brady and Vick starting QBs. New England leads the AFC with six picks. Atlanta leads the NFC with seven.

posted by kokaku to football at 07:33 PM - 13 comments

October 18, 2010

FIFA versus South Africa: a total victory: FIFA: US$3.5 billion in profit: "the most profitable in FIFA history." South Africa: $2.9 billion net loss. The meat of the article is in a 14 page PDF. An another data point against building for sports.

posted by kokaku to soccer at 02:58 PM - 6 comments

August 31, 2010

CEOs with headsets: College coaches make a lot of money, who knew?

posted by kokaku to general at 02:52 PM - 2 comments

May 25, 2010

Meadowlands to host Super Bowl in 2014: Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

posted by kokaku to football at 08:22 PM - 62 comments

May 11, 2010

Britain's football secrecy league: "[Christian Aid] discovered that a total of 14 English Premier League members and a further five in the Championship, together with one in League One and two in the Scottish League, are now based offshore." The full report (PDF)

posted by kokaku to soccer at 04:35 PM - 5 comments

April 19, 2009

Where's the consistency?: Not a suspension. Suspension. No suspensions (cheap hit at 1:24 into the video, injury-causing facewashes at 3:15). Suspension (0:50 into video).

posted by kokaku to hockey at 08:50 PM - 8 comments

June 10, 2008

Newbie with great seats observes the game.: Curt Schilling gets great court-side seats and shares his observations as a sports star, but basketball novice (after some comments about the Red Sox).

posted by kokaku to basketball at 06:52 AM - 16 comments

October 25, 2004

18 straight regular season wins: breaking the 70 year old record held by the Chicago Bears spanning 1933-1934 (link to a 2MB PDF). 21 straight wins including the playoffs and Super Bowl. A great accomplishment, but can they top Miami's perfect season? Is there anyone on the schedule who can break the streak?

posted by kokaku to football at 06:33 PM - 11 comments